Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Stereochemical and mechanistic features of asymmetric Pauson-Khand processes

Kennedy, A.R. and Kerr, W.J. and Lindsay, D.M. and Scott, J.S. and Watson, S.P. (2000) Stereochemical and mechanistic features of asymmetric Pauson-Khand processes. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1, 2000 (24). pp. 4366-4372. ISSN 1472-7781

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The absolute stereochemical configurations of a series of optically pure alkyne-Co2(CO)5PPh3 complexes and their corresponding cyclopentenones, derived from Pauson-Khand reaction with norbornene, have been established; an X-ray crystal structure of an optically pure cyclopentenone has facilitated this study. In turn, this has led to the unambiguous determination of the site of decarbonylation and alkene complexation when such monophosphine complexes are utilised in asymmetric Pauson-Khand processes.