Towards a zinc-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation/transfer hydrogenation of imines

Svenja Werkmeister, Steffen Fleischer, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

The first asymmetric hydrogenation/transfer hydrogenation of imines to amines using zinc(II) triflate in combination with chiral ligands is described. The monodentate binaphthophosphepine ligand (3 g) provided the highest enantioselectivities. Using different imines, the corresponding amines were obtained in moderate yields and enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2562-2568
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amines
  • asymmetric synthesis
  • hydrogenation
  • imines
  • zinc

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