A new cinchona-modified platinum catalyst for the enantioselective hydrogenation of pyruvate: The structure of the 1:1 alkaloid-reactant complex

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Abstract

The hydrogenation of ethyl pyruvate to (S)-ethyl lactate (up to 70% ee) over a Pt/A12O3 catalyst using α-isocinchonine as a modifier strongly supports the structure of the intermediate complex [cinchona alkaloid (open conformer)-pyruvate 1:1 complex] of this type of reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2605-2606
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 7 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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