New Carbon–Carbon Coupling Reactions Based on Decarboxylation and Iron-Catalyzed C–H Activation

  • Rui Shang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. New Carbon–Carbon Coupling Reactions Based on Decarboxylation

  3. New Carbon–Carbon Coupling Reactions Based on Iron-Catalyzed C–H Activation

About this book


This thesis presents the latest developments in new catalytic C–C bond formation methods using easily accessible carboxylate salts through catalytic decarboxylation with good atom economy, and employing the sustainable element iron as the catalyst to directly activate C–H bonds with high step efficiency. In this regard, it explores a mechanistic understanding of the newly discovered decarboxylative couplings and the catalytic reactivity of the iron catalyst with the help of density functional theory calculation. 

The thesis is divided into two parts, the first of which focuses on the development of a series of previously unexplored, inexpensive carboxylate salts as useful building blocks for the formation of various C–C bonds to access valuable chemicals. In turn, the second part is devoted to several new C–C bond formation methodologies using the most ubiquitous transition metal, iron, as a catalyst, and using the ubiquitous C–H bond as the coupling partner.


Metal catalysis C-C bond formation Decarboxylation Palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative coupling Carboxylate salts Iron-catalyzed C-H ativation Copper-catalyzed decarboxylative coupling C-H functionalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Rui Shang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Science and Technology of ChinaHeifeiChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3192-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3193-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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