Enantioselective Hydrogenation with Chiral Frustrated Lewis Pairs

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  • Dianjun Chen,

    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 241-802-2177
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  • Dr. Yutian Wang,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Deutschland)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Klankermayer

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 241-802-2177
    • Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen (Deutschland), Fax: (+49) 241-802-2177
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  • This work was performed as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailormade Fuels from Biomass”, which is funded by the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities.

Abstract

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No subsequent frustration: Frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) have been recently introduced as an unprecedented possibility to activate hydrogen. On the basis of this concept the first example of highly enantioselective catalytic hydrogenation of imines using chiral FLPs has been demonstrated (see scheme).

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