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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Yuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry