On the Catalytic Efficacy of Low-Oxidation State Group 14 Complexes

  • Terrance John Hadlington

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This outstanding thesis describes a detailed investigation into the use of low-oxidation-state group 14 complexes in catalysis, developed at the cutting edge of inorganic and organometallic chemistry. It includes the preparation of a number of landmark compounds, some of which challenge our current understanding of metal–metal bonding and low-oxidation-state main group chemistry. Among the many highlights of this thesis, the standout result is the development of the first well-defined, low- oxidation-state main group hydride systems as highly efficient catalysts in the hydroboration of carbonyl substrates, including carbon dioxide, which are as efficient as those observed in more traditional, transition-metal catalyses. These results essentially define a new subdiscipline of chemistry.


Main Group Chemistry Group 14 Catalysis CO2 Reduction Hydrogen Activation Small-molecule Activation Catalysis Heavier Tetrylenes Oxidative Addition

Authors and affiliations

  • Terrance John Hadlington
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ChemieTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51806-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51807-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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