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Chiral Phosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Quinolin-3-amines

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posted on 16.05.2014, 00:00 by Xian-Feng Cai, Ran-Ning Guo, Guang-Shou Feng, Bo Wu, Yong-Gui Zhou
A chiral phosphoric acid catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of aromatic amines, quinolin-3-amines, was successfully developed with up to 99% ee. To supplement our previous work on the Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of 2-alkyl substituted quinolin-3-amines, a number of 2-aryl substituted substrates were reduced to provide a series of valuable chiral exocyclic amines with high diastereo- and enantioselectivities.