Herein, we report the successful transformation of a 1st generation Grubbs metathesis catalyst into an asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) catalyst. Upon addition of a chiral amine ligand, an alcohol and a base, the 1st generation Hoveyda–Grubbs catalyst (HG-I) was found to promote the enantioselective reduction of acetophenone to 1-phenylethanol. After optimizing the order of addition and the reaction conditions, the substrate scope was assessed leading to enantiomeric excesses up to 97% ee. NMR experiments were run in order to get information about the in situgenerated ATH catalyst. Furthermore, the possibility to perform olefin metathesis and ketone transfer hydrogenation sequentially in one pot was demonstrated, and the first tandem olefin metathesis–ketone asymmetric transfer hydrogenation was carried out.
Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones with Modified Grubbs Metathesis Catalysts : on the Way to a Tandem Process / M. Renom-Carrasco, P. Gajewski, L. Pignataro, J.G. de Vries, U. Piarulli, C. Gennari, L. Lefort. - In: ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS. - ISSN 1615-4150. - 358:4(2016 Feb), pp. 515-519.
|Titolo:||Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones with Modified Grubbs Metathesis Catalysts : on the Way to a Tandem Process|
|Parole Chiave:||asymmetric catalysis; metathesis; ruthenium; tandem catalysis; transfer hydrogenation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Progetto:||AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS FOR ASYMMETRIC REDUCTIONS OF INDUSTRIALLY RELEVANT SUBSTRATES|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2016|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||26-gen-2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201500933|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|