Oxidative Additions and Reductive Eliminations
Coordinatively unsaturated compounds can generally bind neutral or anionic nucleophiles. Such reactions are called additions. Oxidative additions are reactions that involve an increase of the formal oxidation state and the coordination number. Reductive eliminations are, in principle, opposite processes to oxidative additions. They lead to a reduction of the coordination sphere of the metal and to its formal oxidation state.
KeywordsPhosphorus Benzene Platinum Argon Catalysis
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