Hot Article: Phosphine sizes and ee

Read the recently published Hot Communication on in Catalysis Science & Technology!

In a collaboration between the UK, Sweden and the US, Clarke, France and Kann have found a way to produce a range of new phosphine-diamine ligands from phosphino-aldehydes. In the article, they also hypothesise that larger P-substituents would increase the enantioselectivity towards the (S) isomer in Ru-catalysed ketone hydrogenation of acetophenone.

Their investigations confirm the mechanism of operation of these important catalysts….. find out what they found it to be by reading their short communication.

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Exploring the role of phosphorus substituents on the enantioselectivity of Ru-catalysed ketone hydrogenation using tridentate phosphine-diamine ligands
Scott D. Phillips, Kristian H. O. Andersson, Nina Kann, Michael T. Kuntz, Marcia B. France, Piotr Wawrzyniak and Matthew L. Clarke
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00253H

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