Catalytic Activation of Dioxygen by Metal Complexes

  • László I. Simándi

Part of the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series (CMCO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. László I. Simándi
    Pages 1-73
  3. László I. Simándi
    Pages 74-108
  4. László I. Simándi
    Pages 109-180
  5. László I. Simándi
    Pages 196-248
  6. László I. Simándi
    Pages 249-296
  7. László I. Simándi
    Pages 297-307
  8. László I. Simándi
    Pages 308-317
  9. László I. Simándi
    Pages 318-331
  10. László I. Simándi
    Pages 332-362
  11. László I. Simándi
    Pages 363-370
  12. László I. Simándi
    Pages 371-386
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 387-397

About this book


The activation of dioxygen by metal ions has both synthetic potential and biological relevance. Dioxygen is the cleanest oxidant for use in emission-free technologies to minimize pollution of the environment. The book gives a survey of those catalyst systems based on metal complexes which have been discovered and studied in the last decade. They activate molecular oxygen and effect the oxidation of various organic compounds under mild conditions. Much of the recent progress is due to a search for biomimetic catalysts that would duplicate the action of metalloenzymes. Mechanistic aspects are emphasized throughout the book. An introductonary chapter reviews the chemistry of transition metal dioxygen complexes, which are usually the active intermediates in the catalytic reactions discussed. Separate chapters are devoted to oxidation of saturated, unsaturated and aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols, catechols, oxo-compounds, phosphorus, sulfur and nitrogen compounds.


Ion catalyst iron metals oxygen transition metal

Authors and affiliations

  • László I. Simándi
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research Institute for ChemistryHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5265-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2850-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0920-4652
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