Synthesis and application of chiral monodentate phosphines in asymmetric hydrogenation

Giulia Erre, Stephan Enthaler, Kathrin Junge, Serafino Gladiali, Matthias Beller

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Chiral monodentate phosphines ligands were the first ligands to be investigated in the field of asymmetric hydrogenation. After years of neglect, these ligands have recently experienced a new renaissance. This review discusses the structural design of the most successful monodentate phosphines and, following a historical line, reports on their application in the asymmetric hydrogenation of C{double bond, long}C and C{double bond, long}O bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-491
Number of pages21
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number5-7
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric hydrogenation
  • Monodentate chiral ligands


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