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Asymmetric hydrogenation of alkenes lacking coordinating groups

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Abstract

Asymmetric hydrogenation of olefins is one of the most important reactions for the synthesis of optically active compounds, especially in industry. Chiral iridium catalysts based on P,N ligands have strongly expanded their application range. In contrast to rhodium and ruthenium diphosphine complexes they do not require the presence of a coordinating group near the C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond and, therefore, allow highly enantioselective hydrogenations of largely unfunctionalized alkenes.

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2011, accepted on 12 Apr 2011 and first published on 10 May 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11430A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 7912-7916
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    Asymmetric hydrogenation of alkenes lacking coordinating groups

    D. H. Woodmansee and A. Pfaltz, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7912
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11430A

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