Published Research - Department of Chemistry


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Patent No.: US 7,847,114 B2


Appl. No.: 11/316,358


A method of synthesizing a heteroleptic, multiple metal containing metallocyclic catalyst, particularly Suited for asymmetric catalysis, comprising combining a plurality of plural functional group-containing, monodentate ligands of complementary chirality, said plural functional groups being tethered to each other by tethers in the presence of a scaffold structural metal Ms or derivative thereof, wherein at least one functional group on each ligand combines to ligate M to form a bidentate, Ms centered ligand scaffold containing the remaining functional groups and combining said bidentate ligand scaffold with a catalytic metal Mc or derivative thereof whereby the remaining functional groups combine to ligate Mc, thereby forming said catalyst.