A practical access to highly enantiomerically pure flavanones by catalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation

Marie Kristin Lemke, Pia Schwab, Petra Fischer, Sandra Tischer, Morris Witt, Laurence Noehringer, Victor Rogachev, Anne Jäger, Olga Kataeva, Roland Fröhlich, Peter Metz

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    A surprisingly selective, non-enzymatic kinetic resolution of readily available, racemic β-chiral ketones enabled the title process, which was applied to a rapid synthesis of several bioactive flavanones in virtually enantiopure form (see scheme; MOM=methoxymethyl, Ts=p-toluenesulfonyl).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11651-11655
    Number of pages5
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number44
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2013



    • asymmetric catalysis
    • flavonoids
    • glabrol
    • kinetic resolution
    • natural products

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)

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