Recent developments in the use of N-heterocyclic carbenes: Applications in catalysis

R M Kissling, M S Viciu, G A Grasa, R F Germaneau, T Guveli, M C Pasareanu, O Navarro-Fernandez, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

Some recent work where N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) are used in catalysis is described. A family of [(NHC)PdCl2](2) complexes has been synthesized and is a storable amination catalyst that is tolerant of both moisture and air. Various NHC add to [Pd(allyl)(Cl)](2), cleaving this dimer and forming a highly active, versatile pre-catalyst for the formation of C-N and C-C bonds. N-heterocyclic carbenes are also utilized as highly efficient transesterification catalysts converting vinyl and methyl substrates to more useful or desirable esters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic Liquids as Green Solvents: Progress and Prospects
EditorsR.D. Rogers, K.R. Seddon
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
Pages323-341
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-0-8412-3856-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventSymposium on Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents held at the 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 200222 Aug 2002

Publication series

Name ACS Symposium Series
Number856
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents held at the 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period18/08/0222/08/02

Keywords

  • HIGHLY SELECTIVE ACYLATION
  • CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS
  • ALPHA-ARYLATION
  • REDUCTIVE ELIMINATION
  • OXIDATIVE ADDITION
  • ARYL CHLORIDES
  • BOND FORMATION
  • C-C
  • PALLADIUM
  • ALCOHOLS

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