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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 12, No. 4, 1979, pp.499-502
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1979-04-0499
An Asymmetric Reduction of Prochiral Ketones with a Chiral Hydride Reagent Prepared from Lithium Aluminium Hydride and (S)-2-(2,6-Xylidinomethyl)pyrrolidine

Masatoshi Asami and Teruaki Mukaiyama*

*Faculty of Science, cience University of Tokyo, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan


An asymmetric reduction of aromatic ketones with a chiral hydride reagent, prepared from lithium aluminium hydride and (S)-2-(2,6-xylidinomethyl)pyrrolidine, affords optically active secondary alcohols with excellent optical purities having S-configurations.