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Chapter 4

X β-Diketiminato complexes of groups 3 to 5

This article covers the progress of β-diketiminates as supporting ligands in transition metal complexes from the seminal review published by Lappert et al. in 2002 to the middle of 2013.1 Due to the tremendous number of reports since 2002 involving this class of ligand, this review focuses on the early transition metals, with elements from groups 3 to 5. β-diketiminate ligands are sterically demanding and thus stabilise highly reactive metal environments engendering both low-coordinate and multiply-bonded motifs. Recent publications also demonstrate the utility of this ligand class to build early transition catalysts with unique and interesting reactivity.

Print publication date: 09 Jul 2014
Copyright year: 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-583-4
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-769-2
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-191-1
From the book series:
SPR - Organometallic Chemistry