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.
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Thorpe, T., Blacker, J., Brown, S. M., Bubert, C., Crosby, J., Fitzjohn, S., Muxworthy, J. P., & Williams, J. M. J. (2001). Efficient rhodium and iridium-catalysed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation using water-soluble aminosulfonamide ligands. Tetrahedron Letters, 42(24), 4041-4043.