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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.
Bis(1-methylethyl) ester of 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid
3D model (JSmol)
|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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