Chiral Phosphorous Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis

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Several aspects of chiral P-ligands, such as theoretical background, synthesis, application, coordination chemistry, and asymmetric catalysis, have been reviewed during the past decade.This chapter aims to shed some more light on the various types of chiral P-ligands, their classification, the typical synthetic routes leading to optically pure compounds, and, especially, on the novel types of chiral ligands (phosphite-amide, phosphite-urea, etc. derivatives) not reviewed previously. The wide variety of chiral phosphorus ligands was systematized, considering the number and type of donor atoms, the type of chirality element(s), as well as the electronic and steric properties. The discussion of enantioselective catalytic reactions, catalyzed by transition-metal complexes containing the above ligands, is kept to a minimum because several other chapters of this book discuss the applications in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition)
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Elements to Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9780080965291
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • Asymmetric induction
  • Axial chirality
  • Bidentate ligand
  • Biphasic catalysis
  • Chirality
  • Enantioselectivity
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Monodentate ligand
  • P-heterocycle
  • Phosphane
  • Phosphite
  • Planar chirality
  • Stereogenic center
  • Supported ligand
  • Transition-metal complexes

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  • Chemistry(all)

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    Kégl, T., & Kollár, L. (2013). Chiral Phosphorous Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis. In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition): From Elements to Applications (Vol. 6, pp. 271-308). Elsevier Ltd.