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Transformation of Alkynes into Chiral Alcohols via TfOH-Catalyzed Hydration and Ru-Catalyzed Tandem Asymmetric Hydrogenation

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posted on 2018-01-25, 16:04 authored by Sensheng Liu, Huan Liu, Haifeng Zhou, Qixing Liu, Jinliang Lv
A novel full atom-economic process for the transformation of alkynes into chiral alcohols by TfOH-catalyzed hydration coupled with Ru-catalyzed tandem asymmetric hydrogenation in TFE under simple conditions has been developed. A range of chiral alcohols was obtained with broad functional group tolerance, good yields, and excellent stereoselectivities.