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Inorganics 2015, 3(4), 392-428; doi:10.3390/inorganics3040392

Catalytic Organic Transformations Mediated by Actinide Complexes

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Received: 16 September 2015 / Revised: 7 October 2015 / Accepted: 9 October 2015 / Published: 30 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rare Earth and Actinide Complexes)

Abstract

This review article presents the development of organoactinides and actinide coordination complexes as catalysts for homogeneous organic transformations. This chapter introduces the basic principles of actinide catalysis and deals with the historic development of actinide complexes in catalytic processes. The application of organoactinides in homogeneous catalysis is exemplified in the hydroelementation reactions, such as the hydroamination, hydrosilylation, hydroalkoxylation and hydrothiolation of alkynes. Additionally, the use of actinide coordination complexes for the catalytic polymerization of α-olefins and the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters is presented. The last part of this review article highlights novel catalytic transformations mediated by actinide compounds and gives an outlook to the further potential of this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: organoactinides; actinide coordination complexes; homogeneous catalysis; hydroelementations; polymerization of olefins; ROP; activation of heterocumulenes organoactinides; actinide coordination complexes; homogeneous catalysis; hydroelementations; polymerization of olefins; ROP; activation of heterocumulenes
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Karmel, I.S.R.; Batrice, R.J.; Eisen, M.S. Catalytic Organic Transformations Mediated by Actinide Complexes. Inorganics 2015, 3, 392-428.

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