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Chapter 12

Oxidation Reactions with NHC–Metal Complexes

An overview of oxidative reactions promoted by N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) metal complexes is presented. Rather than attempting to provide a comprehensive review, key systems and recent developments are laid out, with special attention given to mechanistic aspects. Specifically, O2 activation by metal carbene complexes is covered, followed by alcohol oxidation, Wacker-type reactions and oxidative cleavage of alkenes, and alkane as well as arene oxidations proceeding via C–H activation.

Publication details

Print publication date
26 Nov 2010
Copyright year
2011
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-042-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-216-1

From the book series:
Catalysis Series