Asymmetric catalysis in ionic liquids

Sanjay V. Malhotra, Vineet Kumar, Virinder S. Parmar

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Ionic Liquids are becoming increasingly attractive as alternative media for organic synthesis. Strategies such as the use of biocatalysts, chiral ionic liquids, chiral reagent and/or catalysts, have been employed to achieve asymmetric transformations in ionic liquids. The focus of this review is on the developments made in asymmetric catalysis-using organometallic and organocatalysts in ionic liquids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-380
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Organic Synthesis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation
  • Fluorination
  • Friedel-Crafts Reaction
  • Olefins
  • Osmium-catalyzed asymmetric dihydroxylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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