Catalytic hydrogenation of carboxamides and esters by well-defined Cp*Ru complexes bearing a protic amine ligand

Masato Ito, Takashi Ootsuka, Ryo Watari, Akira Shiibashi, Akio Himizu, Takao Ikariya

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A novel catalytic method for the straightforward hydrogenation of carboxamides and esters to primary alcohols has been developed. Chiral modification in the ligand sphere of the well-defined Cp*Ru catalyst molecule opens up a new possibility for the development of an enantioselective hydrogenation of racemic substrates via dynamic kinetic resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4240-4242
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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