An improved synthesis of chiral diols via the asymmetric catalytic hydrogenation of prochiral diones

  • Fan Q
  • Yeung C
  • Chan A
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Abstract

The rates of the asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral diketones catalyzed by Ru(BINAP) catalysts were substantially accelerated in the presence of small amounts of a strong acid.

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Authors

  • Qing Hua Fan

  • Chi Hung Yeung

  • Albert S C Chan

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