New organic activators for the enantioselective reduction of aromatic imines with trichlorosilane
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N-Picolinoyl-(2S)-(diphenylhydroxymethyl)pyrrolidine was found to work as an organic activator in the reduction of aromatic imines to the corresponding amines by Cl3SiH. The highest selectivity was 80% ee. These are the first data showing that N-formyl group is not always essential as N-protecting group of pyrrolidine derivatives for the reduction of imines by Cl3SiH.
- Tetrahedron Letters
Tetrahedron Letters 47(22), 3751-3754, 2006-05-29