The reduction of quinolines selectively took place on their carbocyclic rings to give 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinolines, when the hydrogenation was conducted in the presence of a Ru(η3-methallyl)2(cod)-PhTRAP catalyst. The chiral ruthenium catalyst converted 8-substituted quinolines into chiral 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinolines with up to 91:9 er.
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