Aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis

A Series of Advances

  • Renato Ugo

Part of the Aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis book series (AHCA, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Richard M. Laine, Robert B. Wilson Jr.
    Pages 217-240
  3. Giuseppe Braca, Glauco Sbrana
    Pages 241-337
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


1. INTRODUCTION Although quite spectacular results have been obtained in the last few decades in the field of homogeneous transition metal catalyzed transformations of olefins and alkynes [1], reactions which could lead to heterocycles have been partly neglected. An obvious reason for this is that substrates containing heteroatoms such as N, 0 or S could coordinate the metal and suppress the catalytic activity. Nevertheless, some interesting early examples of transition-metal-catalyzed syntheses of heterocyclic compounds have been reported and these have been reviewed by C. W. Bird [2] . More recently the incorporation of CO , which enables esters and lactones 2 to be synthesized from olefinic starting materials, has begun to attract attention (see, for example, ref. [3]). The dominant role of palladium as the catalyst for the formation of O-containing heterocycles has been suggested to be associated with the relatively low strength of the Pd-O bond. Among the first examples of a nitrogen-containing heterocycle to be formed by homogeneous catalysis is the triazine shown in Equation 1 which is the product of the trimerization of benzonitrile in the presence of iron penta carbonyl or Raney­ nickel [4] .


Ion catalysis catalyst metals

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato Ugo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica Generale ed InorganicaUniversita di MilanoItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6365-8
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