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Metal-Catalysed Reactions Enabled by Guanidine-Type Ligands

Abstract

Guanidines, which exist widely in nature, have been frequently utilised as strong Brønsted bases in organic chemistry. As ligands, guanidines can have different coordination modes with the metal center. However, the exploitation of these guanidine complexes as catalysts has been much less successful. The anionic counterpart of guanidine, which is known as guanidinate, is also able to function as a ligand. The catalytic activities of metal-guanidinate complexes are of great interest to chemists. The potential of catalytic guanidine or guanidinate metal complexes to catalyse unique chemical transformations is immensely promising. This field is currently being pursued with great interest by synthetic organic chemists. In this review, the representative reactions enabled by guanidine and guanidinate metal complexes are highlighted.

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The article was received on 10 Sep 2018, accepted on 15 Apr 2019 and first published on 16 Apr 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02240B
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Metal-Catalysed Reactions Enabled by Guanidine-Type Ligands

    X. Cui, C. Tan and D. Leow, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02240B

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