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Issue 12, 2012
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A dual catalyst system provides the shortest pathway for l-menthol synthesis

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Abstract

We have demonstrated that a combination of enantiopure 2-diarylmethylpyrrolidines and heterogeneous Pd/BaSO4 is an efficient catalytic system for the asymmetric hydrogenation of citral, specifically, a mixture of E-citral and Z-citral in any ratio, and that citronellal is obtained with high enantioselectivity. This dual catalyst system provides a new and more economical route to L-menthol.

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Submitted
21 Oct 2011
Accepted
08 Dec 2011
First published
12 Dec 2011

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1772-1774
Article type
Communication

A dual catalyst system provides the shortest pathway for L-menthol synthesis

H. Maeda, S. Yamada, H. Itoh and Y. Hori, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1772
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16548A

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