Cooperative Reactivity by Pincer-Type Complexes Possessing Secondary Coordination Sphere

Ajeet Singh, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Dmitri Gelman*

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Pincer complexes represent a family of potent compounds having a tremendous number of manifold applications in organometallic chemistry, synthesis, catalysis, materials science, and bioinorganic chemistry. This chapter overviews the recent developments in the chemistry and catalytic applications of pincer complexes incorporating secondary coordination sphere or an appended functionality that can interact with the catalytic center or can modulate its reactivity via secondary substrate-catalyst interactions. Combining the concepts of modular and stable pincer ligands and secondary interactions provides excellent opportunities for fine-tuning the properties of a coordinated metal center and, consequently, attracts considerable interest.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002
ISSN (Electronic)1616-8534

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  • Ligand-metal cooperation
  • Pendant functional group
  • Pincer complexes
  • Secondary interactions


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