A chiral auxiliary used in the catalytic asymmetric oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides. Chiral lanthanide triflates formed from binaphthol serve as catalysts for asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions. Derivatives of binaphthol have recently found use in asymmetric Claisen rearrangements and asymmetric epoxidations. The lithium aluminum hydride derivative of these diols (BINAP-H) has been used extensively for the reduction of ketones.
Chiral binapthol imminium salt precursor. Salts were used for an asymmetric epoxidation of olefins.
|optical activity||[α]21/D +34°, c = 1 in THF|
|optical purity||ee: 99% (HPLC)|
|mp||208-210 °C (lit.)|