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Transformative 3d-4f Coordination Clusters Carriers


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 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, Accepted Manuscript
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    Transformative 3d-4f Coordination Clusters Carriers

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

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