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Chiral Aminotriazole Ligands in Ruthenium-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation
X. C. Cambeiro, M. A. Pericàs*
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona and Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
18 March 2011 (online)
This paper describes the preparation and catalytic performance of a new class of chiral aminotriazole ligands. In order to examine the catalytic performance of these new ligands, synthesized from copper-catalyzed click chemistry, they are applied in the ruthenium-catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones and good results are obtained after careful optimization.