A new chiral ligand: 2,6-bis[4(S)-isopropyl-1-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl]pyridine

Kuoyan Ma, Liang Cheng, Han-Mou Gau, Jingsong You
2006 Acta Crystallographica Section E  
The title compound, C29H33N5, is a new chiral bis(imidazolyl)pyridine derivative with a skeleton similar to the bis(oxazolyl)pyridine derivatives, which have been extensively used as ligands in various asymmetric catalytic reactions. The most prominent feature of the present compound is the considerable sp 2 character of N atoms of the imidazoline rings. The substituents at the Nsp 2 atoms can provide a means for tuning the electronic and conformational properties of the compound.
doi:10.1107/s1600536806009846 fatcat:t4ttnga5cvgdzdn3jh3uuwsoyy