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Issue 17, 2009
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Frustrated Lewis pairs: a new strategy to small molecule activation and hydrogenation catalysis

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Abstract

The combination of Lewis acids and bases that are sterically precluded from forming Lewis acid–base adducts, termed Frustrated Lewis pairs provide a unique route to the activation of small molecules and applications in catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Frustrated Lewis pairs: a new strategy to small molecule activation and hydrogenation catalysis

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Submitted
05 Nov 2008
Accepted
15 Dec 2008
First published
18 Feb 2009

Dalton Trans., 2009, 3129-3136
Article type
Perspective

Frustrated Lewis pairs: a new strategy to small molecule activation and hydrogenation catalysis

D. W. Stephan, Dalton Trans., 2009, 3129
DOI: 10.1039/B819621D

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