MBH is an atom efficient reaction that provides densely functionalised adducts and generates a chiral centre [1,2]. The reaction can be extremely slow and is highly substrate dependant. An appropriately positioned protic functional group within the catalyst is essential for enantioselectivity. Our aim is to establish the catalytic activity of a series of chiral [2’-diphenylphosphinoyl-[1,1]-binaphthyl] amine derivatives for the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction. Two synthetic approaches will be evaluated starting with 2,2’dibromo-1,1-binaphthyl; amine functionality will be introduced either through a Buchwald-Harwig  strategy or an intermolecular Staudinger  reaction.