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Free Content A novel asymmetric reduction of nitroolefin 2-nitro-1-phenyl-1-propene by using BINAP-ruthenium(II) complexes

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The ruthenium BINAP complex, [Ru(OAc)2{(S)-BINAP}], can catalyse the hydrogenation of 2-nitro-1-phenyl-1-propene (1) to give optically active 2-nitro-1-phenylpropane (2) in moderate enantiomeric excess.
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Publication date: March 1, 2003

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