A crystallographic map of chiral recognition in π complexes of aromatic aldehydes and a chiral transition metal Lewis acid: enantioface binding selectivities in solution correlate to distances between metal and carbon stereocentres in the solid state Academic Article uri icon


  • The title claim is established with five π-aromatic aldehyde complexes [(η5-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3) (η2-O=CHAr)]+ X-; electronegative aryl substituents give shorter rhenium-carbon bond lengths and higher binding selectivities, providing the first easily conceptualized mechanism for an electronic effect upon chiral recognition.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boone, B. J., Klein, D. P., Méndez, N. Q., Seyler, J. W., Arif, A. M., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • January 1995