English Abstract

Organotransition Metal Chemistry - From Fundamental Concepts to Recent Advances
Part 2: Fundamental Reactions of Organotransition Metal Complexes (Coordination and Dissociation, Oxidative Addition and Reductive Elimination)

Sanshiro KOMIYA
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2015),88(8),329-335 General Review in Japanese

Fundamental organometallic reactions such as dissociative and associative ligand exchange processes, oxidative addition and reductive elimination are described. Importance of both steric and electronic effects of ligands on kinetic and thermodynamic stability of the metal-ligand bond is shown. Formality, mechanistic aspects, and trends of oxidative addition and reductive elimination involving bond cleavage and formation at transition metals are also described as important fundamental organometallic reactions.

Keywords: Ligand Exchange Reaction, Dissociative, Associative, Cone Angle, Trans Effect, Oxidative Addition, Reductive Elimination, C-H Activation