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Synthesis of chiral 2-cyanomethyl oxazolines and their applications in ruthenium-catalyzed allylic substitution

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2-Cyanomethyl oxazolines have been prepared in good yields from optically pure amino alcohols and ethyl cyanoacetimidate hydrochloride. They have been evaluated as new bidentate ligands in the ruthenium-catalyzed allylic substitution reaction, on association with the complex [RuCp*(MeCN)3][PF6]. This association leads to the favoured formation of the linear allylic product.

C. Youssef, H. Ben Ammar, R. Ben Salem, C. Bruneau, P.H. Dixneuf

Chiral mono(oxazolines), ruthenium, catalysis, allylation

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