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Issue 35, 2018
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Transformative 3d–4f coordination cluster carriers

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The aim of this perspective is to summarise the use of the reported 3d–4f Coordination Clusters (CCs) in catalytic reactions and to demonstrate the potential of this emerging field. The pioneering work of Shibasaki, Matsunaga and others, demonstrated the use of 3d–4f in situ systems to catalyse asymmetric organic transformations. Our recent studies show that well characterised 3d–4f CCs catalyse numerous organic transformations and useful mechanistic aspects of their catalysis can be obtained. Furthermore, we have shown that by manipulation of the metal ion coordination environment; the nature of the 3d and lanthanide ions and the organic periphery of the ligand can all improve the efficacy of a 3d–4f CC catalyst. All in situ formed and well characterized 3d–4f CCs involved in catalysis are discussed.

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2018, accepted on 10 Jul 2018 and first published on 10 Jul 2018

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02362J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 12011-12034

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    Transformative 3d–4f coordination cluster carriers

    K. Griffiths and G. E. Kostakis, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 12011
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02362J

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