Catalytic Sigma-Bond Metathesis and the Polymerization of 1,3-Dienes by Rare-Earth Metal Complexes

  • Rory P. Kelly
  • Peter W. RoeskyEmail author
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 172)


This review is a selection of research highlights since 2010 in two main areas of rare-earth catalysis, but it is not meant to be an exhaustive treatment. Part 1 (Sect. 2) deals with advances in intra- and intermolecular hydroamination, hydrophosphination, and hydrosilylation. Part 2 (Sect. 3) covers progress in the polymerization of 1,3-dienes, and it is split into three main subsections: cis-1,4-selective and trans-1,4-selective polymerization, the 3,4-selective polymerization of isoprene, and copolymerization reactions of 1,3-dienes with alkenes.


Catalysis Hydroamination Hydrophosphination Hydrosilylation Lanthanides Polymerization (polymerisation) of 1,3-dienes Rare earths 





















α-Deprotonated dimethylaminobenzyl




Pore diameter


Diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform


Enantiomeric excess








Rare-earth metal












Periodic mesoporous silica


Room temperature




Glass transition temperature




Melting point (polymer)


Turnover frequency


Sigma-bond metathesis



This work was supported by the DFG-funded transregional collaborative research center SFB/TRR 88 “3MET”.


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