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Cation-controlled catalysis with crown ether-containing transition metal complexes

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Abstract

Transition metal complexes that incorporate crown ethers into the supporting ligands have emerged as a powerful class of catalysts capable of cation-tunable reactivity. Cations held in the secondary coordination sphere of a transition metal catalyst can pre-organize or activate substrates, induce local electric fields, adjust structural conformations, or even modify bonding in the primary coordination sphere of the transition metal. This Feature Article begins with a non-comprehensive review of the structural motifs and catalytic applications of crown ether-containing transition metal catalysts, then proceeds to detail the development of catalysts based on “pincer-crown ether” ligands that bridge the primary and secondary coordination spheres.

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2019, accepted on 20 Mar 2019 and first published on 20 Mar 2019


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00803A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Cation-controlled catalysis with crown ether-containing transition metal complexes

    C. Yoo, H. M. Dodge and A. J. M. Miller, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00803A

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