Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Photocatalytic Asymmetric Reduction of 3-Methyl-2-oxobutanoic Acid with Chiral Rh(I) Complexes and Powdery Semiconductors
Hanhein WangTadayoshi SakataMasashi AzumaTetsuo OhtaHidemasa Takaya
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1990 Volume 19 Issue 8 Pages 1331-1334

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Photocatalytic asymmetric reduction of 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoic acid giving 2-hydroxy-3-methylbutanoic acid has been carried out in up to 60% ee in aqueous methanol with chiral BINAP–Rh(I) complexes and semiconductor photocatalysts, TiO2 or CdS.

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© 1990 The Chemical Society of Japan
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