Thermodynamic Aldehyde Enantioface Binding Selectivities in Complexes of Chiral Metal Fragments; Mechanism of Interconversion of Diastereomeric π‐Aldehyde Complexes [(η5‐C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(η2‐OCHAr)]BF4 Academic Article uri icon


  • The higher the π‐acidity of the aldehyde ligand the more pronounced the chiral recognition in its bonding to the chiral complex 1. This emerges from low‐temperature NMR spectroscopic investigations on reactions of the complex 1 with the aromatic aldehydes 2, which, in addition, showed that the diastereomeric π‐aldehyde complexes of 1 and 2 interconvert intramolecularly via a σ‐aldehyde complex. (Formula Presented.) Copyright © 1990 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

author list (cited authors)

  • Méndez, N. Q., Mayne, C. L., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • December 1990