OB42 Asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral ketones catalyzed by bisphosphine/diamine-Ru complexes with two novel diamines

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 2:50 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Jose P. Ruelas-Leyva1, Victor M. Rivera1, Cuauhtemoc Perez2 and Gustavo A. Fuentes3, (1)Process Engineering, Universidad A. Metropolitana -Iztapalapa, Mexico DF, Mexico, (2)Biological Systems, Universidad A. Metropolitana - Xoxhimilco, Mexico DF, Mexico, (3)Department of Process Engineering,, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico
Two novel catalysts for the asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral ketones were synthesized by introducing new diamine ligands to bisphosphine Ru complexes, an alternative barely treated in the literature. The induced chirality is caused by the axial chirality of the diamines.

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