Almløf-Gropen minisymposium: Hydrogenation, dehydrogenation and hydrogen transfer processes. Unusual pathways

Symposium Speaker is Odile Eisenstein, Directeur de Recherche, Institut Charles Gerhardt, CNRS, Université Montpellier 2, France and Professor II, CTCC, University of Oslo.

Odile Eisenstein


The hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of organic molecules is a key step in the functionalisation of organic molecules. Transition metal complexes have been the needed catalyst for achieving these reactions.

The mechanism for this reaction is assumed to be rather simple involving coordination of the organic molecule to an unsaturated metal and beta hydride migration. Using the computational studies of various situations, it will be shown that other processes are possible.

This opens new perspectives to achieve these important processes.

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