Ultrasonic irradiation in enantioselective hydrogenation of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione

Esa Toukoniitty*, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Ahmad Kalantar Neyestanaki, Ensio Laine, Jyri Pekka Mikkola, Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Yu Murzin

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In the presence of ultrasound both the initial hydrogenation rate of 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione and the enantiomeric excess of the main product, i.e. (R)-1-hydroxy-1-phenylpropanone, increased by 75 % and 52 % in toluene, respectively, as compared to the silent hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Dione
  • Enantioselective hydrogenation
  • Ultrasound


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