Continuous enantioselective hydrogenation with a molecular catalyst in supported ionic liquid phase under supercritical CO2 flow

Ulrich Hintermair, Tobias Höfener, Thomas Pullmann, Giancarlo Franciò, Walter Leitner

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Highly efficient continuous-flow asymmetric catalysis was achieved by combination of supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysts with supercritical CO2 (scCO2) as the mobile phase, as demonstrated for enantioselective hydrogenation in the presence of a molecular rhodium–QUINAPHOS complex. The integrated reaction and separation process yielded chemically and enantiomerically pure products without the need for organic solvents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Early online date20 Jan 2010
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2010


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