Herein, we report the successful transformation of a 1st generation Grubbs metathesis catalyst into an asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) catalyst. Upon addition of a chiral amine ligand, an alcohol and a base, the 1st generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst (HG-I) was found to promote the enantioselective reduction of acetophenone to 1-phenylethanol. After optimizing the order of addition and the reaction conditions, the substrate scope was assessed leading to enantiomeric excesses up to 97% ee. NMR experiments were run in order to get information about the in situ-generated ATH catalyst. Furthermore, the possibility to perform olefin metathesis and ketone transfer hydrogenation sequentially in one pot was demonstrated, and the first tandem olefin metathesis-ketone asymmetric transfer hydrogenation was carried out.
|Titolo:||Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones with Modified Grubbs Metathesis Catalysts: On the Way to a Tandem Process|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|