Rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of alkyl and aryl ketones in aqueous media
2008 (English)In: Green Chemistry, ISSN 1463-9262, E-ISSN 1463-9270, Vol. 10, no 8, 832-835 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A novel lipophilic rhodium catalyst was evaluated in the enantioselective transfer hydrogenation of ketones in water using sodium formate as the hydride donor, and in the presence of sodium docecylsulfonate. Alkyl alkyl ketones were reduced in good yields and in moderate to good enantioselectivities, and the reduction of aryl alkyl ketones proceeded with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 97% ee).
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2008. Vol. 10, no 8, 832-835 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14482DOI: 10.1039/b806177gISI: 000258038200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-14482DiVA: diva2:181002