3 years ago

From structure to novel reactivity in frustrated Lewis pairs

Jan Paradies

Publication date: 1 February 2019

Source: Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Volume 380

Author(s): Jan Paradies


The coexistence of a strong Lewis acid and a Lewis base in solution, the so called frustrated Lewis pair, has led to the discovery of metal-free hydrogen activation. Since then, this observation has inspired numerous chemists to develop more examples. Metal-free hydrogenation is so far the most studied application of frustrated Lewis pairs in chemistry and highly efficient methodologies for a number of substrates have been developed. However, the targeted choice of a FLP-catalyst is yet rather intricate, due to the lack of an in depth understanding of FLP-reactivity. The presented structure-reactivity-relationship for hydrogenation reactions allowed the targeted development and optimization of unprecedented reactions using FLPs as catalysts. This article provides insight into FLP-reactivity by summarizing our mechanistic and synthetic work in this field.

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.