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Asymmetric Arylation of Imines Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Chiral Rhodium Nanoparticles

Tomohiro Yasukawa, Tatsuya Kuremoto, Hiroyuki Miyamura and Shu̅ Kobayashi*

*Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan, Email:

T. Yasukawa, T. Kuremoto, H. Miyamura, S. Kobayashi, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2716-2718.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01172 (free Supporting Information)

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Asymmetric arylation of aldimines catalyzed by heterogeneous chiral rhodium nanoparticles proceeded in aqueous media to afford chiral (diarylmethyl)amines in high yields with outstanding enantioselectivities. This heterogeneous catalyst system exhibited very high turnover numbers. The reusability of the catalyst was also demonstrated.

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ID: J54-Y2016