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Themed collection Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis

6 items
Review Article

Biological concepts for catalysis and reactivity: empowering bioinspiration

This review provides insights on how enzymatic reactivity tricks such as redox-active ligands, entatic state reactivity, electron bifurcation, and quantum tunneling can benefit chemists in the design of bioinspired catalytic systems.

Graphical abstract: Biological concepts for catalysis and reactivity: empowering bioinspiration
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Review Article

Iron and cobalt catalysis: new perspectives in synthetic radical chemistry

Iron and cobalt complexes are at the origin of high valuable synthetic pathways involving radical intemediates.

Graphical abstract: Iron and cobalt catalysis: new perspectives in synthetic radical chemistry
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Review Article

Titanium catalysis for the synthesis of fine chemicals – development and trends

Atlas as a Titan(ium) is holding the earth-abundant chemistry world. Titanium is the second most abundant transition metal, is a key player in important industrial processes (e.g. polyethylene) and shows much promise for diverse applications in the future.

Graphical abstract: Titanium catalysis for the synthesis of fine chemicals – development and trends
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Open Access Review Article

Molecular catalysis of CO2 reduction: recent advances and perspectives in electrochemical and light-driven processes with selected Fe, Ni and Co aza macrocyclic and polypyridine complexes

Recent developments in (photo)electrochemical CO2 reduction combining Fe, Ni, and Co molecular complexes and (semi)conductive materials have led to high catalytic performances.

Graphical abstract: Molecular catalysis of CO2 reduction: recent advances and perspectives in electrochemical and light-driven processes with selected Fe, Ni and Co aza macrocyclic and polypyridine complexes
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Review Article

Iron catalysts with N-ligands for carbene transfer of diazo reagents

This review provides an overview of the catalytic activity of iron complexes of nitrogen ligands in driving carbene transfers towards C[double bond, length as m-dash]C, C–H and X–H bonds. The reactivity of diazo reagents is discussed as well as the proposed reaction mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Iron catalysts with N-ligands for carbene transfer of diazo reagents
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Tutorial Review

Photophysics and photochemistry with Earth-abundant metals – fundamentals and concepts

This review summarizes fundamental challenges and recent advances in the design of photoactive and luminescent mononuclear transition metal complexes with Earth-abundant metal ions as sustainable alternatives to precious metal ions.

Graphical abstract: Photophysics and photochemistry with Earth-abundant metals – fundamentals and concepts
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
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About this collection

We are delighted to present this Themed Collection on earth abundant metals in catalysis, Guest Edited by Louise Berben (University of California, Davis, USA) and Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) The collection focuses on all aspects of catalysis and electrocatalysis, spanning homogeneous catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis, with the aim to represent science worldwide.  

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