Chiral Bimetallic Lewis Acids

Masakatsu Shibasaki, Naoya Kumagai

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Here, we review the utility of chiral bimetallic (multimetallic) Lewis acidic complexes in catalytic asymmetric transformations. Bimetallic complexes are endowed with dual catalytic functions that synergistically activate multiple substrates and functionalities. This cooperative activation mode is particularly effective for activating low reactivity substrates in a highly stereoselective manner without the aid of stoichiometric activating reagents. The privileged bimetallic catalysts presented here highlight the importance of catalyst design in the development of widely applicable catalytic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002


  • Bimetallic catalysis
  • Cooperative activation
  • Heterobimetallic
  • Homobimetallic
  • Rare earth metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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