Molecular Design of Active Metal Catalysts Based on Transition Metal Complexes with Metal-Carbon Bond and/or Supported by Spaciously Congested Tetradentate Ligands. Synthesis, Reactivity and Applications in Organic Transformation Reactions


Grant Data
Project Title
Molecular Design of Active Metal Catalysts Based on Transition Metal Complexes with Metal-Carbon Bond and/or Supported by Spaciously Congested Tetradentate Ligands. Synthesis, Reactivity and Applications in Organic Transformation Reactions
Principal Investigator
Professor Che, Chi Ming   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Xu Zhen-jiang   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2018-08-31
Amount
706972
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Catalysis, Metal-carbene, Ruthenium, Metal-oxo, Bulky tetradentate ligands
Discipline
Chemical Sciences
Panel
Physical Sciences (P)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17303815
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 Design and synthesis of new classes of spaciously congested multidentate ligands having N and/or (N, O) donor atoms and which adopt non-planar coordination geometry. To prepare metal complexes with these ligands and study their catalytic activity in C-X bond forming reactions. 3 Expand the ruthenium porphyrin-catalyzed alkylcarbene C-H insertion reactions [Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Early View, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408102] to other metal complexes containing different auxiliary ligands. To develop highly active metal catalysts for selective alkylcarbene C-H insertion. 4 Explore chiral ruthenium and iron complexes having two labile cis coordination sites for highly enantioselective metal-catalyzed organic transformation reactions.