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Molecules 2012, 17(2), 2073-2081; doi:10.3390/molecules17022073
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The Role of Water in Lanthanide-Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation

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Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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Received: 26 January 2012 / Revised: 10 February 2012 / Accepted: 14 February 2012 / Published: 20 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reactions in Water)
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Abstract

Luminescence-decay measurements in combination with high-performance liquid chromatography analyses were used to study the relationship between rates of catalysis and water-coordination numbers of europium-based precatalysts in the aqueous Mukaiyama aldol reaction. A correlation between reactivity and water-coordination number was observed and is reported here.
Keywords: luminescence decay; aqueous catalysis; lanthanide luminescence decay; aqueous catalysis; lanthanide
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Averill, D.J.; Dissanayake, P.; Allen, M.J. The Role of Water in Lanthanide-Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation. Molecules 2012, 17, 2073-2081.

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