Catalytic transfer functionalization through shuttle catalysis

Benjamin N. Bhawal, Bill Morandi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

In this Perspective, we describe an emerging type of catalysis that enables the catalytic reversible transfer of chemical entities beyond the well-established transfer hydrogenation reactions. Shuttle catalysis facilitates the transfer of small molecules (e.g., CO, HCN) or reactive intermediates between two substrates in an isodesmic process. In many cases, these often safer processes provide unprecedented synthetic flexibility and complement other catalytic bond-forming and bond-breaking reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7528-7535
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number11
Early online date6 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Alkene
  • Catalysis
  • Isodesmic reactions
  • Reversible
  • Shuttle catalysis


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