N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Effective Tools for Organometallic Synthesis

  • 8h 39m
  • Steven P. Nolan
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

This comprehensive reference and handbook covers in depth all major aspects of the use of N-heterocyclic carbene-complexes in organic synthesis: from the theoretical background to characterization, and from cross-coupling reactions to olefin metathesis.

Edited by a leader and experienced scientist in the field of homogeneous catalysis and use of NHCs, this is an essential tool for every academic and industrial synthetic chemist.

About the Author

Steven P. Nolan was born in Canada. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of West Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Miami where he worked under the supervision of Professor Carl D. Hoff. After a postdoctoral stay with Professor Tobin J. Marks at Northwestern University, he joined the Department of Chemistry of the University of New Orleans in 1990. In 2006 he joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) as Group leader and ICREA Research Professor. In early 2009, he joined the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews where he is Professor and holds the Chair in Inorganic chemistry.

In this Book

  • N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
  • Tuning and Quantifying Steric and Electronic Effects of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
  • Chiral Monodendate N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Asymmetric Catalysis
  • (N-Heterocyclic Carbene)–Palladium Complexes in Catalysis
  • NHC Platinum(0) Complexes—Unique Catalysts for the Hydrosilylation of Alkenes and Alkynes
  • Synthesis and Medicinal Properties of Silver–NHC Complexes and Imidazolium Salts
  • Medical Applications of NHC–Gold and –Copper Complexes
  • NHC–Copper Complexes and Their Applications
  • NHC–Au(I) Complexes—Synthesis, Activation, and Application
  • Recent Developments in the Synthesis and Applications of Rhodium and Iridium Complexes Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands
  • N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Ruthenium Complexes—A Prominent Breakthrough in Metathesis Reactions
  • Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for the Catalysis of Nonmetathesis Organic Transformations
  • Nickel Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
  • Coordination Chemistry, Reactivity, and Applications of Early Transition Metal Complexes Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands
  • NHC Complexes of Main Group Elements—Novel Structures, Reactivity, and Catalytic Behavior
  • Catalysis with Acyclic Aminocarbene Ligands—Alternatives to NHCs with Distinct Steric and Electronic Properties