Amino acid mediated borane reduction of ketones II

A. V. Teodorović, M. D. Joksović, I. Gutman, Ž Tomović

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Acetophenone, 2,2-dimethylcyclopentanone, 3,3-dimethyl-2-butanone, 3-methyl-2-butanone, and 2-pentanone were reduced with borane mediated by (S)-alanine, (S)-methionine, (S)-leucine, (S)-valine, and (S)-isoleucine in very good yields giving predominantly alcohols of (R)-configuration (ee = 23-89%). A molecular topology based model was developed for describing the influence of the substituents, both in the oxazaborolidine type reagent and in the ketone, on the observed chiral induction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • (S)-Amino acids
  • Alcohols
  • Chiral induction
  • Ketones
  • Molecular topology based model

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