Induced chiral metal surfaces in asymmetric hydrogenations?

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On the basis of reviewed works and our experiences we propose that during the reduction of the surface the adsorbing substrates and the chiral compounds induce the formation of chiral surface sites in dia- or enantioselective hydrogenation reactions catalyzed by precious metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001



  • Dia- or enantioselective hydrogenations
  • Generation of chiral sites
  • Precious metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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