Transition Metal Arene π-Complexes in Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

  • E. Peter Kündig

Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. E. Peter Kündig
    Pages 1-2
  3. Martin F. Semmelhack, Anatoly Chlenov
    Pages 21-42
  4. Martin F. Semmelhack, Anatoly Chlenov
    Pages 43-69
  5. E. Peter Kündig, Andrew Pape
    Pages 71-94
  6. Hans-Günther Schmalz, Battsengel Gotov, Andreas Böttcher
    Pages 157-179
  7. James H. Rigby, Mikhail A. Kondratenko
    Pages 181-204
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


Metal-arene p-complexes show a rich and varied chemistry. The metal adds a third dimension to the planar aromatic compounds and coordination of a metal to an arene thus not only altering the reactivity of ring-carbons and substituents but also makes possible reactions that lead to chiral non-racemic products. This book, organized in nine chapters and written by leading scientists in the field provides the reader with an up-to-date treatise on the subject organized according to reaction type and use. It covers the wide spectrum of arene activation: from the electrophilic activation of h6-bound areneï⿬ by p-Lewis acid metal complex fragments, to reactions of nucleophilic h2-coordinated arene complexes. The preparation of complexes is detailed, as are the scope, limitations and challenges of reactions in contemporary p-arene metal chemistry with special attention given to asymmetric transformations. The emphasis of the book is on transformations of interest to organic synthesis and on the use of the complexes as catalysts or as chiral ligands.
The book is written for academic and industrial researchers in organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry as well as for advanced chemistry students


Coupling reaction Cycloaddition Inorganic Chemistry Material Science Nucleophilic substitution Organometallic Chemistry Pharmaceutical Chemistry Transition Metals organic chemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Peter Kündig
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Chimie OrganiqueUniversité GenèveGenève 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-01604-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36967-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1436-6002
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8534
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