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Conjugate Reduction of α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes with Rhodium(bis­oxazolinylphenyl) Catalysts

Yoshinori Kanazawa, Hisao Nishiyama*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan, Email:

Y. Kanazawa, H. Nishiyama, Synlett, 2006, 3343-3345.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-951551


Selective conjugate reductions of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes were achieved in the presence of rhodium(bisoxazolinylphenyl) complexes as catalysts and alkoxyhydrosilanes as reducing agents.

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Key Words

rhodium, conjugate reduction, unsaturated aldehyde, hydrosilylation, asymmetric catalysis, diethoxymethylsilane

ID: J60-Y2006-4820