Directed C - C bond activation by transition metal complexes

Chul Ho Jun, Jung Woo Park

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Directed metallation of organic molecules is an important tool for the C-C bond activation since this strategy solves the accessibility problem occurring between a metal and a C-C bond that is to be cleaved. Stability of the five-membered metallacyclic complexes derived from the coordinating substrate and transition metal complexes are a driving force for undergoing the C-C bond activation. In this reaction, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus are the most commonly used heteroatoms for directing functionality. Depending on the heteroatom in the substrate, different types of C-C bond activations can be observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDirected Metallation
EditorsNaoto Chatani
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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    Jun, C. H., & Park, J. W. (2008). Directed C - C bond activation by transition metal complexes. In N. Chatani (Ed.), Directed Metallation (pp. 117-143). (Topics in Organometallic Chemistry; Vol. 24).