A range of aromatic ketones was reduced asymmetrically under transfer hydrogenation conditions using enantiomerically pure catalysts derived from water-soluble diamine ligands and [Cp*MCl2](2) (Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl, M = Rh, Ir). High catalytic activity and enantioselectivity were observed in systems containing up to 51% water. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|