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Inorganics 2018, 6(1), 19; doi:10.3390/inorganics6010019

From Mechanisms in Homogeneous Metal Catalysis to Applications in Chemical Synthesis

University of Cologne, Department of Chemistry, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Greinstrasse 6, D-50939 Cologne, Germany
University of Cologne, Department of Chemistry, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Greinstrasse 4, D-50939 Cologne, Germany
Homogeneous, Bioinspired, and Supramolecular Catalysis, van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences University of Amsterdam Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Received: 30 December 2017 / Revised: 8 January 2018 / Accepted: 19 January 2018 / Published: 24 January 2018
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Man-made homogeneous catalysis with the aid of transition metal compounds looks back on a long history of almost one hundred years. Still, more detailed insight into the underlying mechanisms is warranted. The knowledge of how transition metals with their specific/characteristic properties, such as oxidations states, redox chemistry, spin states, kinetics, and coordination preference will contribute to these processes paving the way to optimize existing processes, and to finding new exciting organic, inorganic, and organometallic transformations and to broaden the substrate scope through catalyst design. This special issue collects very recent mechanistic insight from experimental, theoretical, and mixed experimental–theoretical approaches. View Full-Text
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Klein, A.; Goldfuss, B.; van der Vlugt, J.-I. From Mechanisms in Homogeneous Metal Catalysis to Applications in Chemical Synthesis. Inorganics 2018, 6, 19.

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