A new article from Joe’s Marie Curie Fellowship in Bern reports the catalytic activity of carbohydrate-N-heterocyclic carbene hybrid iridium complexes, which can hydrogenate ketones with modest enantiomeric induction (depending on the carbohydrate geometry).

“Carbohydrate-functionalized triazolylidene iridium complexes: hydrogenation catalysis in water with asymmetric induction” was published in ChemCatChem, as part of a special collection on Carbohydrate Chemistry and catalysis.

The article can be read here: 10.1002/cctc.202200086