Early Main Group Metal Catalysis: Concepts and Reactions

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Sjoerd Harder
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 18, 2020 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
Early Main Group Metal Catalysis gives a comprehensive overview of catalytic reactions in the presence of group 1 and group 2 metals. Chapters are ordered to reaction type, contain educational elements and deal with concepts illustrated by examples that cover the main developments. After a short introduction on polar organometallic chemistry and synthesis of early main group metal complexes, a variety of catalytic reactions are described, e.g. polymerization of alkenes, hydroamination and phosphination reactions, hydrosilylation, hydroboration and hydrogenation catalysis, as well as enantioselective and Lewis-acid catalysis. The book addresses organic chemists and researchers in industry interested in the state-of-the-art and new possibilities of early main group metal catalysis as well as newcomers to the field. Written by a team of leaders in the field, it is a very welcome addition to the area of main group metal chemistry, and to the field of catalysis.

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Polymerization of Alkenes and Polar Monomers by Early Main
Intramolecular Hydroamination of Alkenes
Molecular sBlock Catalysts for Alkene Hydrophosphination
HN and HP Bond Addition to Alkynes
Early Main Group MetalCatalyzed Hydrosilylation
Early Main Group Metal Catalyzed Hydrogenation
Alkali and Alkaline Earth ElementCatalyzed Hydroboration
Dehydrocoupling and Other Crosscouplings
Enantioselective Catalysis with sBlock Organometallics
Early Main Group Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis
Enantioselective Group 2 Metal Lewis Acid Catalysis
Miscellaneous Reactions

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Sjoerd Harder holds the Chair of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He has authored over 175 scientific publications, mainly on the topic of early main group metal chemistry and is considered a pioneer in heavier alkaline-earth metal chemistry and group 2 metal applications in catalysis.

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