Asymmetrically Modified Nickel Catalyst for the Enantio-Differentiating Hydrogenation of Prochiral Ketones

Author(s): T. Osawa, T. Harada, O. Takayasu.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 10 , Issue 13 , 2006

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The state of the art for the enantio-differentiating hydrogenation over an asymmetrically modified nickel catalyst is reviewed along with the background development of the catalyst. An enantioselectivity up to 98% was obtained for the hydrogenation of β-functionalized ketones. The durability of the enantioselectivity was significantly improved using an in-situ-modified nickel powder catalyst (80-90% enantioselectivity for over 20 runs). Recent mechanistic investigations based on surface science are also summarized for the discussion of the enantio-differentiating model.

Keywords: bitartrate molecules, Enantio-Differentiation Model, non-selective hydrogenation, 2-alkanones, Supported Ni catalysts

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Year: 2006
Page: [1513 - 1531]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/138527206778249676
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