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Bis(1-methylethyl) ester of 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid
|3D model (Jmol)||(−)-isomer: Interactive image
|Molar mass||234.25 g/mol|
|Boiling point||152 °C (306 °F; 425 K) at 16 kPa|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Diisopropyl tartrate (DIPT) is a diester of tartaric acid. It has a two chiral carbon atoms giving rise to three stereoisomeric variants. It is commonly used in asymmetric synthesis as a catalyst and as chiral building block for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Its main application is in Sharpless epoxidation, where it serves as a chiral ligand to titanium after reaction with titanium isopropoxide.
- Katsuki, Tsutomu; Sharpless, K. Barry (1980). "The first practical method for asymmetric epoxidation". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 102 (18): 5974. doi:10.1021/ja00538a077.
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