Catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation of naphthalenes

Ryoichi Kuwano, Ryuichi Morioka, Manabu Kashiwabara, Nao Kameyama

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Vanishing aromaticity: A chiral ruthenium complex catalyzes the hydrogenation of 2,6- or 2,7-disubstituted naphthalenes to give chiral tetralins with up to 92 % ee. The chiral catalyst is applicable to the regio- and enantioselective reduction of 6-substituted 2-alkoxynaphthalenes and preferentially hydrogenates the alkoxy-substituted arene rings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4136-4139
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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