Transition Metal Frustrated Lewis Pairs

Stephanie R. Flynn, Duncan F. Wass*

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Abstract

Frustrated Lewis pair chemistry, in which solution phase combinations of Lewis acid Lewis base pairs (FLPs) act cooperatively to activate small molecules, is one of the most exciting recent developments in main group chemistry. Far less developed but of growing interest are FLP systems containing transition metals as one of the Lewis acid/base components. This Perspective reviews recent developments in this area and makes connections to existing research into cooperative and ligand assisted catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2574-2581
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • frustrated Lewis pairs
  • cooperative effects
  • ligand-assisted reactions
  • small molecule activation
  • ZIRCONOCENE-PHOSPHINOARYLOXIDE COMPLEXES
  • ASYMMETRIC TRANSFER HYDROGENATION
  • STEREOSELECTIVE HYDROGENATION
  • HETEROLYTIC CLEAVAGE
  • LIGAND COOPERATION
  • ELECTRONIC CONTROL
  • CARBON-MONOXIDE
  • SMALL MOLECULES
  • BORANE ADDUCTS
  • IRON COMPLEX

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Flynn, S. R., & Wass, D. F. (2013). Transition Metal Frustrated Lewis Pairs. ACS Catalysis, 3(11), 2574-2581. https://doi.org/10.1021/cs400754w