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Molecular Catalysts: Structure and Functional Design

Molecular Catalysts: Structure and Functional Design

Lutz H. Gade (Editor), Peter Hofmann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-67329-2

Jun 2014

528 pages

$169.99

Description

Highlighting the key aspects and latest advances in the rapidly developing field of molecular catalysis, this book covers new strategies to investigate reaction mechanisms, the enhancement of the catalysts' selectivity and efficiency, as well as the rational design of well-defined molecular catalysts. The interdisciplinary author team with an excellent reputation within the community discusses experimental and theoretical studies, along with examples of improved catalysts, and their application in organic synthesis, biocatalysis, and supported organometallic catalysis. As a result, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the catalytic transformations, allowing them to adapt the knowledge to their own investigations.

With its ideal combination of fundamental and applied research, this is an essential reference for researchers and graduate students both in academic institutions and in the chemical industry.

With a foreword by Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann.

Foreword
Introduction

MECHANISMS OF ELEMENTARY REACTIONS IN CATALYTIC PROCESSES
Quantum Dynamics of Molecular Elementary Processes in Catalytic Transformations
Activation of Small Molecules with Metal and Metal Oxide Clusters in Inert Gas Matrices
Towards Single-Molecule Catalysis
Intermediates and Elementary Reactions in Gold Catalysis
Diastereoselectivity in Alkene Metathesis

NEW CATALYSTS -
NEW AND OLD REACTIONS
Oxidation Catalysis with High-Valent Nonheme Iron Complexes
Single-Site Organochromium Catalysts for High Molecular Weight Polyolefins
Ligand Design and Mechanistic Studies for Ni-Catalyzed Hydrocyanation and 2-Methyl-3-Butenenitrile Isomerization Based upon Rh-Hydroformylation Research
Strongly Electron Donating Tridentate N-Heterocyclic Biscarbene Ligands for Rhodium and Iridium Catalysis
NHCP Ligands for Catalysis

CATALYSTS IN SYNTHESIS
Ir-Catalyzed Asymmetric Allylic Substitution Reactions -
Fundamentals and Applications in Natural Products Synthesis
Sequential Catalysis Involving Metal Catalyzed Cycloisomerizations and Cyclizations
C-N-Coupling Reactions in Catalytic One-Pot Syntheses using Molecular Group 4 Catalysts
Sequential Catalysis for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Complex Polyketides
Modular Assembly of Chiral Catalysts with Polydentate Stereodirecting Ligands

STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Beating and Employing X-Ray-Induced Radiation Damage in Structural Studies of Hemoproteins
The Catalytic Strategy of P-O Bond Cleaving Enzymes: Comparing EcoRV and Myosin
Selective Hybrid Catalysts Based on Nucleic Acids

STUDIES OF IMMOBILIZED CATALYSTS
Dendrimers as Platforms for Stereoselective Catalysis
Solid Phases as Protective Environments for Biomimetic Catalysts
High-Throughput Screening of Catalysts and Reactions

Index

""Overall this book gives a very enjoyable overview of many aspects of the highly diverse field of catalysis, as viewed through the lens of the Heidelberg Collaborative Research Centre on molecular catalysis. I am very happy to recommend it to aspiring or established researchers in this area."" (AOC, 2016)