Electrocatalytic asymmetric hydrogenation of α,β-unsaturated acids in a PEM reactor with cinchona-modified palladium catalysts

Atsushi Fukazawa, Kenta Tanaka, Yasushi Hashimoto, Yasushi Sato, Mahito Atobe

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Abstract

We have developed an electrocatalytic asymmetric hydrogenation reaction using a proton-exchange membrane (PEM) reactor that employs a polymer electrolyte fuel cell and industrial electrolysis technologies. Reasonable enantioselectivities and excellent current efficiencies were obtained in the asymmetric hydrogenation of α-phenylcinnamic acid under mild conditions without adding a supporting electrolyte. The current density was crucial to achieving the improved results observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106734
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cinchona-modified palladium catalysts
  • Electrocatalytic asymmetric hydrogenation
  • Electrosynthesis
  • Proton-exchange membrane (PEM) reactor
  • α,β-Unsaturated acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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