Organometallics for Green Catalysis

  • Pierre H. Dixneuf
  • Jean-François Soulé

Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maximilian Franz Hertrich, Matthias Beller
    Pages 1-16
  3. Marc Schmitz, Matilde V. Solmi, Walter Leitner
    Pages 17-38
  4. Christian Bruneau, Cédric Fischmeister
    Pages 77-102
  5. Mamoru Tobisu, Naoto Chatani
    Pages 103-140
  6. Ronald A. Farrar-Tobar, Sergey Tin, Johannes G. de Vries
    Pages 193-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-301

About this book


This volume presents the latest developments in the use of organometallic catalysis for the formation of bulk chemicals and the production of energy, via green processes including efficient utilization of waste feedstocks from industry. The chemistry of carbon dioxide relating to its hydrogenation into methanol –an eco-friendly energy storage strategy– and its uses as C1 synthon for the formation of important building-blocks for fine chemicals industry are covered. Catalytic hydrogenations of various functional groups and hydrogen transfer reactions including the use of first row metal catalysts are presented as well as the conversion of alcohols to carboxylates via hydrogen transfer with a zero-waste strategy using water. Transformation of renewable or bio-based raw materials is surveyed through alkene metathesis and C–O bond activations and functionalizations. A green aspect for selective formation of C-C, C-O and C-N bonds involves direct regioselective C–H bond activations and functionalizations. These transformations can now be promoted under mild reaction conditions due to the use photoredox catalyts. C–H bond oxidation using visible light leads mainly to the formation of C–O and C–N bonds, whereas cross-coupled C–C bonds can be formed through the radical additions on (hetero) arenes using photoredox assisted mechanism.


Metal-Catalyzed Hydrogenation N-Methyl amines N-Formyl amines Methanol Carbonyl Compounds

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre H. Dixneuf
    • 1
  • Jean-François Soulé
    • 2
  1. 1.Organométalliques, matériaux et CatalyseUniv Rennes, CNRS, (UMR 6226), Institut Sciences ChimiquesRennesFrance
  2. 2.Organométalliques, matériaux et CatalyseUniv Rennes, CNRS, (UMR 6226), Institut Sciences ChimiquesRennesFrance

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