Configurational Stability of 1,1′-Bi-2-naphthol in Superacid System HSO3F–SbF5–SO2ClF

G. E. Salnikov, A. M. Genaev, A. V. Shernyukov, Z. Zhu, N. V. Tkachenko, K. Yu Koltunov

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Although 1,1′-bi-2-naphthol (BINOL) is known to racemize in aqueous mineral acids and much more readily in superacids, it retains its initial configuration in one of the strongest superacid system, HSO3F-SbF5-SO2ClF due to protective C8,C8′-diprotonation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-794
Number of pages3
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


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