Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2187-2202.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201703002 Previous Articles     Next Articles



李胤午a, 张鉴予a, 舒思桅b, 邵佑湘a, 刘艳b, 柯卓锋a   

  1. a 中山大学材料科学与工程学院 聚合物复合材料及功能材料教育部重点实验室 广州 510275;
    b 广东工业大学化学工程与轻工业学院 广州 510006
  • 收稿日期:2017-03-01 修回日期:2017-05-27 发布日期:2017-07-14
  • 通讯作者: 刘艳, 柯卓锋;
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Boron-Based Lewis Acid Transition Metal Complexes as Potential Bifunctional Catalysts

Li Yinwua, Zhang Jianyua, Shu Siweib, Shao Youxianga, Liu Yanb, Ke Zhuofenga   

  1. a Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite & Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275;
    b School of Chemical Engineering and Light Industry, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006
  • Received:2017-03-01 Revised:2017-05-27 Published:2017-07-14
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201703002;
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    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21673301, 21473261, 21502023) and the Guangdong Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar (No. 2015A030306027).

Lewis acid-transition metal (LA-TM) complexes, with the LA site functions as an electron acceptor and the TM center functions as an electron donor, have been emerging as a new type of bifunctional catalysts lately, different from traditional transition metal bifunctional catalysts. Due to their rapid developments recently, the boron-based LA-TM complexes, which are divided into three major types, the sp3, sp2, and sp boron-based complexes, are reviewed in this paper according to their binding features. Reactions promoted by this new type of LA-TM bifunctional catalysts have been surveyed, including migration reactions, activation of H-H/E-H/E-E bonds, hydrogenations, hydrosilylations, and transfer dehydrogenation reactions etc. This overview of boron-based LA-TM complexes could provide valuable information to explore the new horizon in LA-TM bifunctional catalysis.

Key words: Lewis acid, transition metal, bifunctional catalysis, boron, activation, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation