The synthesis of chiral N-heterocyclic carbene–borane and –diorganoborane complexes and their use in the asymmetric reduction of ketones

David Lindsay, David McArthur

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Abstract

Chiral N-heterocyclic carbene–borane complexes have been synthesised, and have been shown to reduce ketones with Lewis acid promotion. Chiral N-heterocyclic carbene–borane and –diorganoborane complexes can reduce ketones with enantioselectivities up to 75% and 85% ee, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2474-2476
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2010

Keywords

  • chiral N-heterocyclic carbene–borane complexes
  • reduction of ketones

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