Aluminum Complexes in Organic Synthesis

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Abstract

Developments in homogenous catalysis using aluminum complexes that have been disclosed to the research community in the last 15years, i.e. from 2006 till early 2021, are communicated. Reductions (e.g. hydroboration), oxidations (Oppenauer oxidation), additions (Mukaiyama aldol) and cyclizations (Diels Alder) are among a number of organic transformations that have been catalyzed by aluminum complexes in recent years. The chapter also includes an important discussion about the importance of identifying the catalytically active species especially as it pertains to the use of aluminum complexes in Lewis acid catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Organometallic Chemistry IV
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-15
EditorsDavid J. Liptrot
PublisherElsevier
Chapter11.08
Pages335-381
Number of pages47
Volume11
Edition4th
ISBN (Electronic)9780128202067
ISBN (Print)9780323913508
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Addition
  • Aluminum
  • Catalysis
  • Cyclization
  • Hidden boron catalysis
  • Hidden Brønsted acid catalysis
  • Homogenous
  • Oxidation
  • Reduction

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