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Special Issue "Hydrofunctionalization and Hydrogenation with Earth Abundant Metals"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organometallic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Renaud

Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et Thioorganique, University of Caen Basse Normandie, 14050 Caen, France
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Interests: iron-, cobalt- and manganese catalysis, hydrogenation, homogeneous catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Catalysis is an important process in organic chemistry and has developed impressively over the last 20 years. This field was initially dominated by noble metals such as palladium, rhodium, iridium or ruthenium. However, due to economic constraints and environmental concerns, the replacement of noble metals by Earth-abundant ones is nowadays a hot topics in chemistry. Recent reviews highlight that Earth-abundant metal-based complexes are able to catalyze many reactions such as oxidation, coupling reaction, and polymerization. This Issue will cover the following topics:

  • Hydrogenation of alkenes and polarized bonds (C=O, C=N, esters, amides, reductive amination). Reduction is an important chemical transformation frequently used in various domains related to both academic activities and industrial applications. The two classical protocols for reduction are based either on the use of a stoechiometric amount of hydride reagents or catalytic hydrogenation. The former method suffers from severe drawbacks such as the toxicity and the wastes it generates. Taking into account the ecological point of view, the latter is more promising as the reducing agent is molecular hydrogen.
  • Hydrosilylation and hydroboration of alkenes and alkynes.
  • Addition of HX on alkenes or alkynes (hydroamination, hydrophosphination, …)
  • Hydroacylation, hydrocarboxylation of alkenes.

Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Renaud
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Synthesis of Fe-, Co-, Mn-complex catalysts
  • Hydrogenation
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Hydroboration
  • Hydroacylation
  • Hydrocarboxylation
  • Hydroamination
  • Hydrophosphination
  • Hydrofunctionalization

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Open AccessArticle The Effect of Copper Addition on the Activity and Stability of Iron-Based CO2 Hydrogenation Catalysts
Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1579; doi:10.3390/molecules22091579
Received: 4 August 2017 / Accepted: 13 September 2017 / Published: 20 September 2017
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Iron-based CO2 catalysts have shown promise as a viable route to the production of olefins from CO2 and H2 gas. However, these catalysts can suffer from low conversion and high methane selectivity, as well as being particularly vulnerable to water
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Iron-based CO2 catalysts have shown promise as a viable route to the production of olefins from CO2 and H2 gas. However, these catalysts can suffer from low conversion and high methane selectivity, as well as being particularly vulnerable to water produced during the reaction. In an effort to improve both the activity and durability of iron-based catalysts on an alumina support, copper (10–30%) has been added to the catalyst matrix. In this paper, the effects of copper addition on the catalyst activity and morphology are examined. The addition of 10% copper significantly increases the CO2 conversion, and decreases methane and carbon monoxide selectivity, without significantly altering the crystallinity and structure of the catalyst itself. The FeCu/K catalysts form an inverse spinel crystal phase that is independent of copper content and a metallic phase that increases in abundance with copper loading (>10% Cu). At higher loadings, copper separates from the iron oxide phase and produces metallic copper as shown by SEM-EDS. An addition of copper appears to increase the rate of the Fischer–Tropsch reaction step, as shown by modeling of the chemical kinetics and the inter- and intra-particle transport of mass and energy. Full article
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Open AccessReview First-Row Late Transition Metals for Catalytic Alkene Hydrofunctionalisation: Recent Advances in C-N, C-O and C-P Bond Formation
Molecules 2017, 22(11), 1901; doi:10.3390/molecules22111901
Received: 25 September 2017 / Revised: 12 October 2017 / Accepted: 12 October 2017 / Published: 4 November 2017
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This review provides an outline of the most noteworthy achievements in the area of C-N, C-O and C-P bond formation by hydroamination, hydroalkoxylation, hydrophosphination, hydrophosphonylation or hydrophosphinylation reaction on unactivated alkenes (including 1,2- and 1,3-dienes) promoted by first-row late transition metal catalytic systems
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This review provides an outline of the most noteworthy achievements in the area of C-N, C-O and C-P bond formation by hydroamination, hydroalkoxylation, hydrophosphination, hydrophosphonylation or hydrophosphinylation reaction on unactivated alkenes (including 1,2- and 1,3-dienes) promoted by first-row late transition metal catalytic systems based on manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper and zinc. The relevant literature from 2009 until mid-2017 has been covered. Full article
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