An N-linked bidentate phosphoramidite ligand (N-Me-BIPAM) for rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric 1,4-addition of arylboronic acids to α,β-unsaturated ketones.Molecules. 2012 Dec 20; 18(1):14-26.M
A new bidentate phosphoramidite (N-Me-BIPAM) based on Shibasaki's N-linked BINOL was synthesized. This ligand appears to be highly effective for rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric conjugated addition of arylboronic acids to α,β-unsaturated enones. The reaction of ortho-substituted arylboronic acid with acyclic and cyclic enones provides the corresponding products in good yields and enantioselectivities.