Ruthenium catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of a- and β-ketoesters in room temperature ionic liquids using chiral P-phos ligand

Lijin Xu, Kim Hung Lam, Jiwu Ruan, Qinghua Fan, Albert S.C. Chan

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Chiral dipyridyl phosphine ligand P-Phos was found to be effective in the Ru-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of α- and β-keto esters in room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) with high conversions and good to excellent enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic Liquids in Organic Synthesis
EditorsSanjay Malhotra
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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