Computational studies on the reactivity of transition metal complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbene ligands

L. Jonas L. Häller, Stuart A. MacGregor, Julien A. Panetier

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Abstract

Computational studies on the reactivity of transition metal complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reviewed. Reactions involving the direct participation of NHC ligands are first considered, including reductive elimination, migratory insertion and cyclometallation. Subsequent sections survey processes where NHC ligands act as spectator ligands, in particular those where their electronic and steric characteristics impact on reactivity. Small molecule activation is discussed, as well as the extensive studies on the behaviour of Grubbs' 2nd generation metathesis catalyst and related species.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationN-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Laboratory Curiosities to Efficient Synthetic Tools
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Chapter2
Pages42-76
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781849732161
ISBN (Print)9781849730426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameRSC Catalysis Series
ISSN (Print)1757-6725
ISSN (Electronic)1757-6733

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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