Homogeneously catalyzed acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols: A progress report
- Review Article
Catalytic dehydrogenation of alcohols represents an attractive approach for future applications as hydrogen storage systems and clean synthesis of fine chemicals. Herein, an overview of recent progress in homogeneously catalyzed acceptorless alcohol dehydrogenation is presented. In Nature, dehydrogenation of alcohols is efficiently catalyzed by multiple metalloenzymes where a non-noble metal–ligand interplay is key to activate and transform a substrate. We highlight the introduction of multifunctional cooperative ligands in the coordination sphere of the metal center in order to improve catalytic activity under photochemical, electrochemical or thermal conditions. Moreover, metal–ligand cooperativity is crucial for an easy transition to first row metal based catalysis, as we have seen in the recent years. Show more
Journal / seriesCoordination Chemistry Reviews
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SubjectAcceptorless alcohol dehydrogenation; Dehydrogenative coupling; Hydrogen; Liquid organic hydrogen carrier; Homogeneous catalysis; Metal-ligand cooperativity; Ligand design
Organisational unit03447 - Grützmacher, Hansjörg / Grützmacher, Hansjörg
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