Iron-Catalysed Hydrofunctionalisation of Alkenes and Alkynes

  • Mark Greenhalgh

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mark Greenhalgh
    Pages 1-32
  3. Mark Greenhalgh
    Pages 175-306

About this book


This thesis gives a thorough account of the development of iron-catalysed hydrosilylation, hydroboration and hydromagnesiation reactions. With extraordinary referencing and scientific argument, Mark Greenhalgh describes the development of methodologies which require only commercially available materials and non-specialised techniques. The intention of this approach is to ensure the science can be adopted widely by the chemical community. In addition to an insight into the processes involved in methodology development, Greenhalgh discusses and determines the relevant reaction mechanisms. This thesis provides not only the most thorough review of the area, but offers a level of insight well beyond that expected from a Ph.D. student. The work in this thesis has been published at the highest level, and the results and ideas have led to 3 industry-funded Ph.D. studentships and grant income in excess of £1 million.  


Iron Catalysis Iron-Catalysed Earth-abundant Catalysts Hydrosilylation of Alkenes Hydrosilylation of Alkynes Hydroboration of Alkenes Hydroboration of Alkynes Hydromagnesiation of Alkenes Hydromagnesiation of Styrene Benzylic Grignard Reagent

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Greenhalgh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of St. AndrewsFife, KYUnited Kingdom

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