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Group transfer reactions of d0 transition metal complexes: redox-active ligands provide a mechanism for expanded reactivity

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Abstract

Group- and atom-transfer is an attractive reaction class for the preparation of value-added organic substrates. Despite a wide variety of known early-transition metal oxo and imido complexes, these species have received limited attention for atom- and group-transfer reactions, owing to the lack of an accessible metal-based two-electron redox couple. Recently it has been shown that redox-active ligands can support the multi-electron changes required to promote group-transfer reactivity, opening up new avenues for group- and atom-transfer catalyst design. This Perspective article provides an overview of group transfer reactivity in early-transition metal complexes supported by traditional ligand platforms, followed by recent advances in the atom- and group-transfer reactivity of d0 metal complexes containing redox-active ligands.

Graphical abstract: Group transfer reactions of d0 transition metal complexes: redox-active ligands provide a mechanism for expanded reactivity

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The article was received on 06 Sep 2012, accepted on 18 Dec 2012 and first published on 18 Jan 2013


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32063K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 3751-3766
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    Group transfer reactions of d0 transition metal complexes: redox-active ligands provide a mechanism for expanded reactivity

    R. F. Munhá, R. A. Zarkesh and A. F. Heyduk, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 3751
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32063K

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