Introduction to N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Synthesis and Stereoelectronic Parameters
Synthesis, Activation, and Decomposition of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Containing Complexes
Computational Studies on the Reactivity of Transition Metal Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands
Main Group Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Bonding, Stabilization and Applications in Catalysis
Rare Earth Metal Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
NHC–Cobalt, –Rhodium, and –Iridium Complexes in Catalysis
NHC–Palladium Complexes in Catalysis
NHC–Copper, –Silver and –Gold Complexes in Catalysis
Oxidation Reactions with NHC Metal Complexes
N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as Organic Catalysts
Biologically Active N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Metal Complexes
About this book
In less than 20 years N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become well-established ancillary ligands for the preparation of transition metal-based catalysts. This is mainly due to the fact that NHCs tend to bind strongly to metal centres, avoiding the need of excess ligand in catalytic reactions. Also, NHC‒metal complexes are often insensitive to air and moisture, and have proven remarkably resistant to oxidation. This book showcases the wide variety of applications of NHCs in different chemistry fields beyond being simple phosphine mimics. This second edition has been updated throughout, and now includes a new chapter on NHC‒main group element complexes. It covers the synthesis of NHC ligands and their corresponding metal complexes, as well as their bonding and stereoelectronic properties and applications in catalysis. This is complemented by related topics such as organocatalysis and biologically active complexes. Written for organic and inorganic chemists, this book is ideal for postgraduates, researchers and industrialists.
Silvia Diez-Gonzalez is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London, UK.