The Development of Iron Catalysts for Cross-Coupling Reactions

  • Robin B. BedfordEmail author
  • Peter B. Brenner
Part of the Topics in Organometallic Chemistry book series (TOPORGAN, volume 50)


Cross-coupling between organometallic nucleophiles and organic electrophiles is currently one of the most widely investigated areas of organic homogeneous catalysis with iron. This overview charts the development and application of iron catalysts for cross-coupling reactions, focusing predominantly on findings over the last 5 years.


Cross-coupling Iron Iron catalysis 





















Electron paramagnetic resonance


Mesityl, 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl


N-heterocyclic carbene


















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  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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