Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Title: Octahedral complexes as enantioselective catalysts in organic syntheses
Biography: Anil Kumar
The contemporary challenges faced by synthetic organic chemists are the development of highly efficient, environmentally benign enantioselective protocols for the synthesis of drugs in enantiomerically pure form, as it is very important in the area of agricultural and pharmaceutical chemistry. Asymmetric catalysis which is mainly relied on chiral ligand is one of the available key technologies used to address the above mentioned challenges. Recently new class of catalyst based on octahedral complexes is gaining interest (Fig. 1). These complexes have been conveniently applied to wide varieties of enantioselective organic transformations where chirality is mainly controlled by octahedral metal centre. The recent development and our contribution in the field of octahedral chiral-at-metal catalysts will be discussed.