New chiral ligand N-toluenesulfonyl-2,2′-dimethoxy-6,6′- diaminobiphenyl for catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones

Yi Xin Chen, Yue Ming Li, Kim Hung Lam, Albert Sun Chi Chan

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A new chiral ligand N-p-toluenesulfonyl-2,2′-dimethoxy-6,6′- diaminobiphenyl (Ts-DMBDPPA) was prepared from 2,2′-dimethoxy-6,6′- diaminobiphenyl via N-tosylation. Its Ru(II) complex was effective catalysts for catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of aromatic ketones (with ee's up to 69.3%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-609
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002


  • Catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation
  • Chiral ligand
  • N-p-toluenesulfonyl-2,2′-dimethoxy-6,6′-diaminobiphenyl

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  • Chemistry(all)

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