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Treatment of the salt [Fe(CO)2(η5-C 5H5)(PPh3)]Br with potassium L-mentholate followed by lithium bromide and methyllithium generates, after work-up and crystallisation, homochiral (S)-(+)-[Fe(CO)(η5-C 5H5)(PPh3)COCH3] in ≥ 30% yield.


Journal article


Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1

Publication Date



2369 - 2372