Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyzed by Diamine - Iridium(I)Complexes
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Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of a range of aromatic ketones in 2-propanol was carried out by using the iridium(I) complexes, prepared from [IrCl(cod)]<SUB>2</SUB> and a variety of chiral diamine ligands derived from α-amino acids. Good catalytic activity and enantioselectivity were observed in the presence of KOH at room temperature.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1997(9), 957-958, 1997-09
The Chemical Society of Japan