Catalysis and Beyond

1st Edition - June 14, 2019

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  • Editors: Anant Kapdi, Debabrata Maiti
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128155059
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165164

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Palladacycles: Catalysis and Beyond provides an overview of recent research in palladacycles in catalysis for cross-coupling and similar reactions. In the quest for developing highly efficient and robust palladium-based catalysts for C-C bond formation via cross-coupling reactions, palladacycles have played a significant role. In recent years, they have found a wide variety of applications, ranging from catalysts for cross-coupling and related reactions, to their more recent application as anticancer agents. This book explores early examples of the use of palladacyclic complexes in catalysis employing azobenzene and hydrazobenzene as coordinating ligands. Its applications in processes such as selective reduction of alkenes, alkynes, or nitroalkanes are also covered. Palladacycles: Catalysis and Beyond reveals the tremendous advances that have taken place in the potential applications of palladacycles as versatile catalysts in academia and industry. It is a valuable resource for synthetic chemists, organometallic chemists, and chemical biologists.

Key Features

  • Reviews the importance and various applications of palladacycles in academic research and industry, including industrial scale applications
  • Includes the impact of palladacycles on coupling reactions and potential applications as anticancer agents
  • Features coverage of nano and colloidal catalysis via palladacyclic degradation


Synthetic Organic Chemists, Organometallic Chemists, Chemical Biologists, Cancer Biologists, Doctoral Students, Postdocs and Scientists, Industrial R&D Scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Palladacycles as Efficient Precatalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction
    2. Palladacycles as Precatalysts for Heck and Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Reactions
    3. Palladacycles as Efficient Precatalysts for Negishi and Buchwald-Hartwig Amination Reactions
    4. Introduction of Water-Solubility in Palladacycles and their Catalytic Applications
    5. Palladacyclic Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for CdH Bond Functionalization Reactions
    6. Multicomponent Reaction Sequences Using Palladacyclic Complexes
    7. Enantioselective Synthesis Using Chiral Palladacycles
    9. Nanoparticular or Colloidal Pathways for Palladacycles-Mediated Catalytic Processes
    10. Miscellaneous Applications of Palladacycles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: June 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128155059
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165164

About the Editors

Anant Kapdi

Anant R. Kapdi studied chemistry at the University of Mumbai (MSc 2002) and York (MSc 2005; Dr. Ian J. S. Fairlamb). He completed his PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Fairlamb at York University, before starting postdoctoral work in the research group of Prof. Lutz Ackermann at the Georg-August-University Gottingen. He is currently a UGC-FRP assistant professor. He is also a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt return fellowship (TUM, Munich) and the DAAD fellowship for scientists, and was recently appointed a fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. The unifying theme of his research is the development of synthetically efficient processes for targeting molecules of synthetic and biological relevance using palladacycles or palladium colloids.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India

Debabrata Maiti

Debabrata Maiti received his MSc in 2003 from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. He has taught at IIT since December 2010 and has been the recipient of several awards, including the NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2013), IAS-Young Associate (2013), IIT Bombay-IRCC Young Scientist Award (2013), Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2013), CRSI Young Scientist Award (2014), AVRA Young Scientist Award (2014), ISCB Young Scientist Award (2014), and INSA-Young Scientist Award (2014). His research interests include development of transition-metal mediated reactions and bioinspired catalysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

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