Equation presented Highly chemo-, diastereo-, and enantioselective borohydride reduction of 2-substituted-1,3-diketones was achieved in the presence of the optically active β-ketoiminato cobalt complex catalysts to afford the optically active 2-substituted-3-hydroxyketones. The present catalytic and enantioselective reduction could provide an alternative potential for preparation of optically active anti-aldol-type compounds.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry