Asymmetric reactions with chiral ionic liquids (ChirIL)

ORGN 505

Sanjay V. Malhotra, Chemistry & Environmental Science, Chemistry & Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 384 Teirnan Hall, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Ionic liquids have gained tremendous interest as potentially beneficial media in organic and inorganic transformation. Surprisingly, very few examples of chiral ionic liquids have been reported in the literature so far. In our contribution, we report for the first time the synthesis and applications of new chiral ionic liquids (ChirILs) derived from pinene. These ChirILs are found to be effective ‘enantioselective phase transfer catalyst’ in the 1,4 addition reaction. These are also useful as ‘chiral solvent’ for enantioselctive transformations. Furthermore, these ChirILs could be easily recycled and reused without loss of performance.

Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis
8:25 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Pennsylvania Convention Center -- Ballroom A, Oral

Division of Organic Chemistry

The 228th ACS National Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004