Chloroform is not solvent but activator for cobalt complex catalyst of enantioselective borohydride reduction

Ai Kokura, Saiko Tanaka, Haruna Teraoka, Atsushi Shibahrara, Taketo Ikeno, Takushi Nagata, Tohru Yamada

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Abstract

For the enantioselective borohydride reduction of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by the optically active ketoiminatocobalt complexes, chloroform has been employed as a unique solvent for achieving a high enantioselectivity, whereas it was found that a catalytic amount of chloroform effectively activated the present catalytic system to convert various ketones into the corresponding reduced product with a high ee in the THF solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 5

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