Dynamic kinetic resolution with enantioselective borohydride reduction catalyzed by optically active β-ketoiminato cobalt(II) complexes: Highly diastereo- and enantioselective preparation of optically active anti-aldol compounds

Yuhki Ohtsuka, Daichi Miyazaki, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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Optically active anti-2-alkyl-3-hydroxy esters were stereo-selectively obtained from the corresponding 2-alkyl-3-keto esters using enantioselective borohydride reduction along with dynamic kinetic resolution in the presence of optically active β-ketoiminato cobalt complex catalysts. The reduction system provided an alternative preparation for anti-aldol compounds with high diastereo- and enantioselectivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-25
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 5


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