‘Bis(oxazolines)’ as Ligands for Self‐Assembling Chiral Coordination Polymers— Structure of a Copper(I) Catalyst for the Enantioselective Cyclopropanation of Olefins

David A. Evans, Keith A. Woerpel, Michael J. Scott

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


An efficient CuI catalyst for the highly enantioselective cyclopropanation (>98% ee) of styrene with diazoacetic acid esters is obtained from the reaction of copper(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate with bis(dihydrooxazolyl)propane (1). The CuOTf‐1 complex is a helical coordination polymer air‐stable in the solid state, whose structure is not retained in solution. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-432
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this