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Keywords:

  • Brønsted acid;
  • cooperative catalysis;
  • hydrogenation;
  • iridium;
  • noncovalent interactions
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One of four: A chiral phosphoric acid enables asymmetric hydrogenation of imines with an achiral iridium catalyst by virtue of noncovalent interactions. These interactions lead to the formation of a highly organized ternary complex, and the hydride is transferred highly enantioselectively.