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Asymmetric catalysis

The power of pairing

Supramolecular catalysts that combine an anionic chiral scaffold, a cationic coordinating structure and a metal centre have been shown to be highly effective for asymmetric synthesis. The success opens a new avenue for the design of new catalysts with a wide variety of chiral environments.

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Figure 1: Chiral ligand construction by ion pairing.


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Ito, H. The power of pairing. Nature Chem 4, 438–439 (2012).

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