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Organocatalytic Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroolefins

Nolwenn J. A. Martin, Lidia Ozores and Benjamin List*

*Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, D-45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Email:

N. J. A. Martin, L. Ozores, B. List, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 8976-8977.

DOI: 10.1021/ja074045c


A highly efficient and highly enantioselective Hantzsch ester mediated conjugate transfer hydrogenation of β,β-disubstituted nitroolefins is catalyzed by a Jacobsen-type thiourea catalyst.

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Key Words

Organocatalysis, Reduction of Alkenes, Hantzsch Ester

ID: J48-Y2007-2440