Noncovalent interactions (such as hydrogen bonds, π-π stacking and lipophilic interactions) often provide the spine of biomolecular and material structures, and can therefore play a key role in biological and catalytic processes. This book provides an overview of the role of different types of noncovalent interactions in both homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis. With chapters contributed by experts from around the world it is a valuable resource for synthetic chemists who are interested in exploring and further developing noncovalent-interaction-assisted synthesis and catalysis.
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University of Lisbon, Portugal
Table of Contents
Noncovalent Interactions in C–H Bond Functionalization; Importance of C–H Hydrogen Bonding in Asymmetric Catalysis; Catalysis by Networks of Cooperative Hydrogen Bonds; Secondary (Agostic Si–H/Electrostatic C–F) Interactions in Alkaline Earth-based Catalysts; Anion–π Catalysis; Onium Ion-assisted Organic Reactions Through Cation–π Interactions; The Role of Noncovalent Interactions in the Efficiency of Dendrimers in Catalysis; Noncovalent Interactions in Hydrogenation and Hydroformylation; Soft Forces in Organic Synthesis by C–N Coupling Reactions; Noncovalent Interactions in the Design of Chiral Brønsted Acid Catalysts; Noncovalent Interactions in the Nitroaldol (Henry) Reaction; Noncovalent Interactions in Asymmetric Reactions Catalysed by Chiral Phosphoric Acids; Baeyer–Villiger Oxidation Promoted by Noncovalent Interactions; Noncovalent Interactionassisted Redox Catalysis in Reductive Dehalogenation; Noncovalent Immobilization of Catalysts on Electrode Surfaces; Noncovalent Interactions in Ionic Liquids; Ionic Liquid Effect in Catalysed Multicomponent Reactions; Noncovalent Interactions in Olefin Polymerization Catalysis Promoted by Transition Metals; Influence of Noncovalent Interactions in Catalytic Ring-opening Polymerization Processes; Cavity Effects in Metal–Organic Frameworks; Cavity Effects in Metal–Organic Frameworks in CO2 Capture and Conversion; Hybrids of Metal–Organic Frameworks as Organized Supramolecular Nano-reactors; The Nature of Hydrogen Bonding in Adsorbed CO2 and H2O on Solid Amines in CO2 Capture; Noncovalent Interactions of Biogenic Impurities with Transition Metal Catalyst Surfaces; Mechanochemical Activation and Catalysis; Role of Ion Pairing in the Mechanisms of Au(i)-catalysed Reactions: Theory and Experiment; Noncovalent Interactions in Key Metal-centred Catalytic Intermediates: Structure– Electronic Relationship; Noncovalent Interactions in Biocatalysis – A Theoretical Perspective; Analysis of Reactivity from the Noncovalent Interactions Perspective