Convenient preparation of optically pure 1,3-diaryl-1,3-propanediols

Yuhki Ohtsuka, Takeshi Kubota, Taketo Ikeno, Takushi Nagata, Tohru Yamada

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Optically pure 1,3-diaryl-1,3-propanediols were conveniently prepared from the corresponding 1,3-diketones by enantioselective borohydride reduction in the presence of a catalytic amount of β-ketoiminato cobalt(II) complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Borohydride
  • Cobalt
  • Diols
  • Reductions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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    Ohtsuka, Y., Kubota, T., Ikeno, T., Nagata, T., & Yamada, T. (2000). Convenient preparation of optically pure 1,3-diaryl-1,3-propanediols. Synlett, (4), 535-537.