Highly enantioselective Rh-catalyzed hydrogenation reactions based on chiral monophosphite ligands

  • Reetz M
  • Mehler G
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Abstract

Excellent ligands in the Rh-catalyzed hydrogenation of olefins (ee > 95%) are the monophosphites 1 derived from BINOL. Thus, the notion that only chelating ligands lead to high enantioselectivities in these reaction no longer pertains.

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  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogenation
  • Ligand design
  • Rhodium

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Authors

  • Manfred T. Reetz

  • Gerlinde Mehler

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