Design of bifunctional molecular catalysts for hydrogenation of polar functionalities

Masato Ito, Takao Ikariya

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Recent progress in our bifunctional molecular catalysts for the reductive transformation of functional groups with electronically localized C-O bond (polar functionalities) using molecular hydrogen (H2) is described. The newly developed Cp* Ru(PN) complexes have proven to be efficient catalysts for the hydrogenation of a range of polar functionalities. The structural modification of the protic amine ligand improves the catalytic performance and allows efficient access to various chiral compounds of synthetic value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1042-1048
Number of pages7
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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