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Molecules 2001, 6(12), 988-995; doi:10.3390/61200988

Novel Chiral Switching Ligands for Enantioselective Asymmetric Reductions of Prochiral Ketones

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Centre for Natural Products, SPIC Science Foundation, Guindy, Chennai 600 032, India
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Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak College, Velachery, Chennai 600 042, India
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Received: 4 May 2001 / Revised: 1 November 2001 / Accepted: 5 November 2001 / Published: 30 November 2001
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Abstract

The newly developed chiral ligands 1 and 4 show opposite enantioselectivity in the asymmetric reduction of prochiral ketones resulting in the production of either enantiomer depending on the metal complex with high enantiomeric excess.
Keywords: Oxazaborolidines; dihydrooxazaborins; oxazaaluminium complex; Chiral switch Oxazaborolidines; dihydrooxazaborins; oxazaaluminium complex; Chiral switch
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Narasimhan, S.; Swarnalakshmi, S.; Balakumar, R.; Velmathi, S. Novel Chiral Switching Ligands for Enantioselective Asymmetric Reductions of Prochiral Ketones. Molecules 2001, 6, 988-995.

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