Electrochemical Method for the Determination of Enantiomeric Excess of Binol Using Redox-Active Boronic Acids as Chiral Sensors

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  • Giorgio Mirri
  • SD Bull
  • PN Horton
  • TD James
  • Louise Male

Colleges, School and Institutes


A chiral ferrocene-based boronic acid interacts with (R)- and (S)-Binol to form two complexes that exhibit significantly different. ferrocene-based electrode potentials. This difference in redox behavior can be exploited to demonstrate in principle how high levels of enantiomeric excess in a mixture of enantiomers can be quantified and read-out using an electrochemical method.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8903-+
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010