Oxidative Additions and Reductive Eliminations

  • Smiljko Ašperger


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.


Oxidative Addition Second Order Reaction Reductive Elimination Iridium Complex Formal Oxidation State 
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  • Smiljko Ašperger
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  1. 1.Croatian Academy of Sciences and ArtsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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