Advances in Catalytic Activation of Dioxygen by Metal Complexes

  • László I. Simándi

Part of the Catalysis by Metal Complexes book series (CMCO, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Maria B. Ezhova, Brian R. James
    Pages 1-77
  3. Christiana Xin Zhang, Hong-Chang Liang, Kristi J. Humphreys, Kenneth D. Karlin
    Pages 79-121
  4. R.A. Sheldon, I.W.C.E. Arends
    Pages 123-155
  5. Eric Boring, Yurii V. Geletii, Craig L. Hill
    Pages 227-264
  6. László I. Simándi
    Pages 265-328
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-338

About this book


The subject of dioxygen activation and homogeneous catalytic oxidation by metal complexes has been in the focus of attention over the last 20 years. The widespread interest is illustrated by its recurring presence among the sessions and subject areas of important international conferences on various aspects of bioinorganic and coordination chemistry as well as catalysis. The most prominent examples are ICCC, ICBIC, EUROBIC, ISHC, and of course the ADHOC series of meetings focusing on the subject itself. Similarly, the number of original and review papers devoted to various aspects of dioxygen activation are on the rise. This trend is due obviously to the relevance of catalytic oxidation to biological processes such as dioxygen transport, and the action of oxygenase and oxidase enzymes related to metabolism. The structural and functional modeling of metalloenzymes, particularly of those containing iron and copper, by means of low-molecular complexes of iron, copper, ruthenium, cobalt, manganese, etc., have provided a wealth of indirect information helping to understand how the active centers of metalloenzymes may operate. The knowledge gained from the study of metalloenzyme models is also applicable in the design of transition metal complexes as catalytsts for specific reactions. This approach has come to be known as biomimetic or bioinspired catalysis and continues to be a fruitful and expanding area of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • László I. Simándi
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Research CenterHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1074-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47816-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0920-4652
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