Iron and cobalt catalysis: new perspectives in synthetic radical chemistry
This review deals with some key synthetic developments based on the use of iron or cobalt complexes to promote radical reactivity which have been devised over the last decades. We have more particularly focused on reactions for which the impact of this chemistry has yielded greener alternatives to existing processes and also on new transformations, notably hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) triggered processes, which can be promoted through the use of metallic complexes. Preliminary synthetic developments based on the use of photoactive iron and cobalt complexes are also covered.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis