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Alkane Functionalization


Presents state-of-the-art information concerning the syntheses of valuable functionalized organic compounds from alkanes, with a focus on simple, mild, and green catalytic processes 

Alkane Functionalization offers a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art of catalytic functionalization of alkanes under mild and green conditions. Written by a team of leading experts on the topic, the book examines the latest research developments in the synthesis of valuable functionalized organic compounds from alkanes.

The authors describe the various modes of interaction of alkanes with metal centres and examine theoxidative alkane functionalization upon C-O bond formation. They address the many types of mechanisms, discuss typical catalytic systems and highlight the strategies inspired by biological catalytic systems. The book also describes alkane functionalization upon C-heteroatom bond formation as well as oxidative and non-oxidative approaches. In addition, the book explores non-transition metal catalysts and metal-free catalytic systems and presents selected types of functionalization of sp3 C-H bonds pertaining to substrates other than alkanes. This important resource:

  • Presents a guide to the most recent advances concerning the syntheses of valuable functionalized organic compounds from alkanes
  • Contains information from leading experts on the topic
  • Offers information on the catalytic functionalization of alkanes that allows for improved simplicity and sustainability compared to current multi-stage industrial processes
  • Explores the challenges inherent with the application of alkanes as starting materials for syntheses of added value functionalized organic compounds
Written for academic researchers and industrial scientists working in the fields of coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, organic synthesis and green chemistry, Alkane Functionalization is an important resource for accessing the most up-to-date information available in the field of catalytic functionalization of alkanes.

About the editors

List of contributors

Armando J.L. Pombeiro and M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva

Chapter 1 Alkane Functionalization: Introduction And Overview
Armando J.L. Pombeiro


Chapter 2 Activation and oxidative functionalization of alkanes with noble-metal catalysts: Molecular mechanisms
Evgeniy G. Chepaikin

Chapter 3 Alkane-oxidizing systems based on metal complexes. Radical versus non-radical mechanisms
Georgiy B. Shul’pin

Chapter 4 Reactions of alkyl radicals in aqueous solutions
Dan meyerstein

Chapter 5 C–H bond oxidation with transition metal based carbene complexes
Bruno Dominelli, Anja C. Lindhorst,Fritz E. Kühn

Chapter 6 Alkane oxidation with C-scorpionate metal complexes
Luísa M. D. R. S. Martins

Chapter 7 Alkane oxidation with multinuclear heterometallic catalysts
Dmytro S. Nesterov, Oksana V. Nesterova and Armando J.L. Pombeiro

Chapter 8 Oxidative functionalization of methane on heterogeneous catalysts
Maricruz Sanchez-Sanchez and Johannes A. Lercher

Chapter 9 Gas-phase oxidation of alkanes
Fabrizio Cavani, Alessandro Chieregato, Jose Manuel Lopez Nieto,Jean-Marc M. Millet


Chapter 10 Recent developments of bio-inspired approaches to functionalization of light alkanes
Alexander B. Sorokin

Chapter 11 Regioselectivity of non-heme iron catalysts for C-H activation
Christian R. Goldsmith

Chapter 12 Imine-based Iron and Manganese Complexes as Catalysts for Alkane Functionalization
Giorgio Olivo, Osvaldo Lanzalunga,Stefano Di Stefano

Chapter 13 Alkane oxidation with biologically inspired nonheme iron catalysts based in the triazacyclononane ligand scaffold 
Miquel Costas

Chapter 14 The nature of high-valent oxometal intermediates of iron-aminopyridine mediated oxidations
Oleg Y. Lyakin, konstantin P. Bryliakov, Evgenii P. Talsi

Chapter 15 Selective Oxidation of Alkanes by Metallo-Monooxygenases and their Nano-Biomimetics
Chih-Cheng Liu,Yi-FangTtsai,Wondemagegn H. Wanna,Ravirala RamuDamodar JanmanchiSunney I. Chan,Steve S.-F. Yu

Chapter 16 Alkane oxidation with vanadium and copper catalysts
Manas Sutradhar, Luísa M.D.R.S. Martins, M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, ArmandoJ. L. Pombeiro


Chapter 17 Catalytic borylation of methane: combining computational and high-throughput screening approaches to discover a new catalyst
Pavel Zatsepin, Dieter Sorsche, Seihwan Ahn,Mu-Hyun Baik, Daniel J. Mindiola

Chapter 18 Alkane carbonylation and carbene insertion reactions
Ana M. Faisca Phillips and Armando J. L. Pombeiro

Chapter 19 Catalytic alkane amidation and related reactions
Dmytro S. Nesterov, Luís M. T. Frija, Armando J. L. Pombeiro, Maximilian N. Kopylovich


Chapter 20 Oxidative and non-oxidative routes to alkane dehydrogenation
Jay A. Labinger

Chapter 21 Dehydrogenation of alkanes using molecular catalysts
Huaquan Fang, Guixia Liu, Zheng Huang


Chapter 22 Non-transition metal catalyzed oxidation of alkanes with peroxides
Maxim L. Kuznetsov

Chapter 23 Metal-free functionalization of alkanes
Jincan Zhao,Jianlin Han

Chapter 24 Alkane functionalization under unconventional conditions: in ionic liquid, in supercritical co2 and microwave assisted
Ana P.C. Ribeiro,Eelisabete C.B.A. Alegria, António Palavra,Aarmando J.L. Pombeiro

Chapter 25 Noncovalent interactions in alkane chemistry
Kamran T. Mahmudov,M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, Fedor I. Zubkov, Armando J. L. Pombeiro

Chapter 26 Alkane complexation
Robert H. Crabtree

Chapter 27 Alkane related C-H bond activation and functionalization of aliphatic amines
Christian Bruneau, Mathieu Achard