FWF P29146: Ion-Aggregation of Chiral Ionic Liquids and its Impact for Asymmetric Synthesis
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During the last years, ionic liquids have been established as new reaction media
for chemical reactions and separation techniques.
The combination of a constantly growing number of possible cations and anions permits
the creation of tailor-made ionic liquids, including chiral species.
However, despite the rapid growth of numbers of papers dealing with chiral ionic liquids successful
applications remained hidden for some time, indicating that the structural organization inherent to ionic liquids and its potential
for chirality transfer between ions has only been sparely exploited.
This proposal focuses on the design of chiral ionic liquids composed of coordinating cations with C-2 symmetric and
structurally flexible anions and utilizes the aggregation and organization in ionic liquids for chirality transfer towards the
development of ion-paired ligands for asymmetric catalysis.