The chiral diphosphinite H8-BINAPO derived from H8-BINOL has been used in the Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of quinolines, and high enantioselectivity (up to 97% ee) was obtained. Immobilization of the iridium catalyst in poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether (DMPEG) is also discussed. With DMPEG/hexane biphasic system, better enantioselectivities were obtained as compared to those observed in aprotic organic solvents. KGaA.
- Asymmetric hydrogenation
- Phosphinite ligands
- Poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry