Acylation Reactions Mediated by Tantalum Carboxylates

Kiran Joshi, Jiang Bao, Alan S. Goldman, Joachim Kohn

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Facile nucleophilic attack on coordinated carboxylate ligands is reported: complexes of tantalum(V) react rapidly with amines and amino acid esters to give the corresponding amides. Cyclopentadienyltantalum(V) amino acid carboxylate complexes have been prepared and reacted with free amino acid esters to give dipeptides in good yield and with high stereochemical purity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6649-6652
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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