Pincer-Metal Complexes

Pincer-Metal Complexes

Applications in Catalytic Dehydrogenation Chemistry

1st Edition - November 9, 2021
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  • Editor: Akshai Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220924
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220917

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Pincer-Metal Complexes: Applications in Catalytic Dehydrogenation Chemistry provides an overview of pincer-metal catalytic systems that transform hydrocarbons and their derivatives from an synthetic and mechanistic point-of-view. This book provides thorough coverage of the operating mechanisms and dehydrogenation catalyst compatibility in both functionalized and unfunctionalized hydrocarbon systems. In addition, it includes success stories of pincer-metal systems, as well as current and future challenges. The book is an ideal reference for researchers practicing synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis in academia and industry. In recent years there has been a surge in the research on hydrocarbon dehydrogenation catalytic systems that are compatible with polar substituents. This helps facilitate formulation of tandem processes that are not limited to hydrocarbon transformation but also to hydrocarbon functionalization in a single pot.

Key Features

  • Covers applications of pincer-metal complexes in organic transformations
  • Includes pincer-group 8 and 9 metal complexes for alkane dehydrogenations
  • Features a discussion of pincer-metal complexes for the dehydrogenation of functionalized hydrocarbons and electro-catalytic transformations


Researchers practicing inorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalysis
R&D sectors in petrochemical industry, fine and commodity chemical industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Application of Pincer-Metal Complexes in Catalytic Transformations
    2. Pincer-group 8 Metal Complexes for Alkane Dehydrogenations
    3. Pincer-group 9 Metal Complexes for Alkane Dehydrogenations
    4. Pincer-Metal Complexes for Dehydrogenation of Functionalized Hydrocarbons
    5. Electro-catalytic (de)hydrogenations using Pincer-Metal Complexes
    6. Summary and Outlook

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 9, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128220924
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220917
  • About the Editor

    Akshai Kumar

    Dr. Akshai Kumar A. S obtained a Bachelors degree in 2002 from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University where he studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with equal credits. From the same university in 2004, he completed his Masters degree in Inorganic Chemistry. He pursued his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Ashoka G. Samuelson in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2009, he was awarded a PhD degree for his work on “Reductive and Metathetic Coupling Reactions Mediated by Group(IV) Metal Alkoxides”. He continued his post doctoral studies in the same lab and worked on “Experimental and Computational Studies to Elucidate Unusual Titanium Mediated Reductive Pathways”. Subsequently, in 2010, he moved to the group of Prof. Andreas Terfort, Goethe University, Frankfurt where he explored organofluorine chemistry working on a project titled “Synthesis and Nucleophilic Substitution of Polyfluorinated Annelated Arenes as Materials for Optoelectronic and OFET Devices”. He extended his post-doctoral activities by joining the Goldman group in 2012. Here his research interests were focused on the design of tandem catalytic systems based on pincer iridium complexes and zeolites for catalytic transformation of alkanes to synthesize fuel chemicals. In 2015, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in Chemistry at IIT Guwahati.  Currently his research emphasis is on transition metal catalyzed C-H and C-F activation reactions for the synthesis of fuel chemicals and heteroatom doped π-conjugated organic materials.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Chemistry, Centre for Nanotechnology, School of Health Science & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India