Special Issue "Hydrofunctionalization and Hydrogenation with Earth Abundant Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2017).
Catalysis is an important process in organic chemistry and has developed impressively over the last 20 years. This field was initially dominated by noble metals such as palladium, rhodium, iridium or ruthenium. However, due to economic constraints and environmental concerns, the replacement of noble metals by Earth-abundant ones is nowadays a hot topics in chemistry. Recent reviews highlight that Earth-abundant metal-based complexes are able to catalyze many reactions such as oxidation, coupling reaction, and polymerization. This Issue will cover the following topics:
- Hydrogenation of alkenes and polarized bonds (C=O, C=N, esters, amides, reductive amination). Reduction is an important chemical transformation frequently used in various domains related to both academic activities and industrial applications. The two classical protocols for reduction are based either on the use of a stoechiometric amount of hydride reagents or catalytic hydrogenation. The former method suffers from severe drawbacks such as the toxicity and the wastes it generates. Taking into account the ecological point of view, the latter is more promising as the reducing agent is molecular hydrogen.
- Hydrosilylation and hydroboration of alkenes and alkynes.
- Addition of HX on alkenes or alkynes (hydroamination, hydrophosphination, …)
- Hydroacylation, hydrocarboxylation of alkenes.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Renaud
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- Synthesis of Fe-, Co-, Mn-complex catalysts