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Focusing on preparation and applications in synthesis and catalysis, this book finally closes a gap in the literature by summarizing this hot topic for the first time. As such, it gathers in one volume the key features of metal vinylidene and allenylidene complexes as well as reactive species and covers applications in metathesis, polymerization, molecular materials, carbon rich compounds and fine chemical production. The emphasis here is on the selective transformations of alkynes and enynes plus simple and complex molecules containing a triple C-C bond. The result is a must-have ready reference for organic, catalytic, complex, theoretical and polymer chemists, as well as those working with/on organometallics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783527318926
ISBN-10: 3527318925
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 175mm x 23mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 21-May-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Pierre H. Dixneuf

Pierre H. Dixneuf, professor at the University of Rennes has been the head of the CNRS research Unit 6509 in Rennes (1986-1999), and he created the Institute of Chemistry in Rennes in 2000. He was research advisor at the University of Rennes (2001-04) and at CNRS chemistry headquarters (1996-99). He obtained his academic degrees, PhD and habilitation, in Rennes was on leave of absence with professor M. F. Lappert, University of Sussex for one year. He innovated first in organometallic chemistry and then in homogeneous catalysis and conjugated carbon-rich systems. He has authored over 330 publications of which 70 in the last 5 years. He has received several research awards : Le Bel (SFC), Grignard-Wittig (GDCh), Sacconi (Italy 2006), Academie des Sciences grand prix (2006). Dr. Christian Bruneau is the head of the CNRS-University research group "Catalysis and Organometallics" in Rennes. He graduated in Chemistry from the Institut National Superieur de Chimie Industrielle de Rouen in 1974, and obtained his Doctorate degree at the ENSCR national school of Rennes. Since 1986, he has been developing his research activities in the field of molecular organometallic catalysis. He is strongly involved in ruthenium-catalyzed selective transformations of alkynes, alkenes and enynes, cycloisomerization, rearrangement, and addition reactions. He is developing a topic on enantioselective reactions, mainly hydrogenation and allylic substitution with transition metal catalysts.

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