A 1-isopropyl-3-phospholene 1-oxide was prepared and the two enantiomers were isolated from the racemate by resolution using optically active TADDOL derivatives or the acidic Ca2+ salts of (-)-O,O-diaroyl-(2R,3R)-tartaric acids. The single crystal X-ray structure of the 1-isopropyl-3-phospholene oxide - spiro-TADDOL 1:2 associate revealed the mode of binding between the host and guest molecules. The role of the interactions between the three molecules was supported not only by the contact data, but also force field and semiempirical calculations. Beside X-ray analysis, the absolute configuration of the P-stereogenic center was also determined on the basis of CD spectroscopy and high level quantum chemical calculations. The racemic and optically active 1-isopropyl-3-phospholenes obtained after deoxygenation were converted to the corresponding borane complexes and Pt(II) complexes. Stereostructure of the latter species was evaluated by high level quantum chemical calculations and the Pt complexes were tested as catalysts in the hydroformylation of styrene.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry