Molecular recognition in homogeneous transition metal catalysis: A biomimetic strategy for high selectivity

Siddartha Das, Gary W. Brudvig, Robert H. Crabtree

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Abstract

Traditional methods for selectivity control in homogeneous transition metal catalysis either employ steric effects in a binding pocket or chelate control. In a supramolecular strategy, encapsulation of the substrate can provide useful shape and size selectivity. A fully developed molecular recognition strategy involving hydrogen bonding or solvophobic forces has given almost completely regioselective functionalization of remote, unactivated C-H bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-424
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Communications
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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