Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.


Issue 13, 2005
Previous Article Next Article

New directions in supramolecular transition metal catalysis

Author affiliations

Abstract

Supramolecular chemistry has grown into a major scientific field over the last thirty years and has fueled numerous developments at the interfaces with biology and physics, clearly demonstrating its potential at a multidisciplinary level. Simultaneously, organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis have matured in an incredible manner, broadening the pallet of tools available for chemical conversions. The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that could lead to new tools in the search for effective catalysts, as well as the possiblity of novel conversions induced by metal centres that are in unusual environments. This perspective describes new approaches to transition metal catalyst development that evolve from a combination of supramolecular strategies and rational ligand design, which may offer transition metal catalysts for future applications.

Graphical abstract: New directions in supramolecular transition metal catalysis

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 07 Mar 2005, accepted on 29 Apr 2005 and first published on 17 May 2005


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B503407H
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005,3, 2371-2383
  •   Request permissions

    New directions in supramolecular transition metal catalysis

    M. J. Wilkinson, P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen and J. N. H. Reek, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 2371
    DOI: 10.1039/B503407H

Search articles by author