Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 2622-2628

Addition of Tetrachloromethane to Styrene Catalyzed by Copper-Chiral Amine Complexes

Martin Kotoraa, Milan Hájeka and Christian Döblerb

a Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol, Czechoslovakia
b Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung e. V. an der Universität Rostock, D(O)-2500 Rostock, Germany


Copper(I)-chiral amine complexes were found to be very efficient catalysts for addition reaction of tetrachloro- and bromotrichloromethane with styrene (yields over 90%). However, both monodentate and bidentate chiral amine ligands (I-VIII) gave a low asymmetric induction (up to 2.3% ee).