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.
Preparation and stoichiometric reactivity of metal allenylidenes complexes
Preparation and reactivity of higher metal cumulenes
Theoretical aspects of metal vinylidene and allenylidene complexes
Anti–Markovnikov additions of nucleophiles to triple bonds (C–O, C–N, C–P, C–C dimerization)
Group 6 metal vinylidenes in catalysis (Cr, Mo, W)
Ruthenium vinylidenes and allenylidenes in catalysis for carbocyclization
Allenylidene binuclear complexes in catalysis
Ruthenium vinylidenes and allenylidenes precursors for olefin metathesis
Metal vinylidenes in metathesis polymerization