Enantioenrichment of racemic BINOL by way of excited state proton transfer
Royal Society of Chemistry
Here we report a method for enantioenriching BINOL using a chiral auxiliary and an excited state proton transfer (ESPT) event. Regardless of the starting enantiomeric excess (ee), after irradiation the solution reaches a photostationary state whose ee is dependent solely on the identity of the chiral auxiliary group. The enantio-enriched BINOL is easily recovered by cleaving the auxiliary group in mild conditions.
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Ayad, S., Posey, V., Das, A., Montgomery, J. M., Hanson, K. (2019). Enantioenrichment of racemic BINOL by way of excited state proton transfer. Chemical Communications 55(9).