Application of phosphine-oxazoline ligands in Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of acyclic aromatic N-arylimines.

@article{Trifonova2004ApplicationOP,
  title={Application of phosphine-oxazoline ligands in Ir-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of acyclic aromatic N-arylimines.},
  author={Anna Trifonova and Jarle S Diesen and Christopher J Chapman and Pher G Andersson},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 21},
  pages={3825-7}
}
[reaction: see text] A new class of chiral phosphine-oxazoline ligands have been developed. Chiral Ir complexes prepared from these ligands induced high enantioselectivities (66-90% ee) when applied to the asymmetric hydrogenation of acyclic aromatic N-arylimines.