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CHAPTER 4

Computational Studies on the Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

Computational studies on the reactivity of transition metal complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reviewed. Reactions involving the direct participation of NHC ligands are first considered, including reductive elimination, migratory insertion and cyclometalation. Subsequent sections survey processes where NHC ligands act as spectator ligands, in particular those where their electronic and steric characteristics impact on reactivity. Small molecule activation is discussed, as well as the extensive studies on the behaviour of Grubbs 2nd generation metathesis catalysts and related species.

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Print publication date
08 Nov 2016
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-423-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-681-7
ePub eISBN
978-1-78262-903-0
From the book series:
Catalysis Series