Two novel C-2-symmetric 1,1 ' -bis(oxazolinyl)metallocenes bearing two cata
lytic sites each have been employed in the asymmetric phenyl transfer from
organozincs to aldehydes. Both, ferrocene (3) and ruthenocene (10) give Ver
y good yields and high enantioselectivities in the title reaction affording
optically active diarylmethanols with up to 96% ee. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scie
nce B.V. All rights reserved.