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Thomas Leischner

Molybdenum pincer complexes : synthesis and application in catalytic hydrogenations

Universität Rostock, 2020

Abstract: The present thesis describes the synthesis of novel molybdenum pincer complexes and their application as catalysts for the homogeneous hydrogenation of unsaturated organic molecules. PNP-type pincer ligands with aliphatic backbones were a focal point in this respect. A synthetic methodology for the preparation of related organometallic compounds was developed, giving access to diverse Mo(0), Mo(I) and Mo(II) compounds. The reported complexes were subsequently applied for the catalytic hydrogenation of ketones, styrenes, N-methylated formanilides as well as aromatic and aliphatic nitriles.

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