Development of a Bio-Inspired Dual Catalytic System for Alkane Dehydrogenation

Julian G. West, Erik J. Sorensen

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Abstract

The alkene is a central functional group in organic synthesis. While myriad reliable methods exist to access this moiety from other functionalities, acceptorless dehydrogenation, or the direct synthesis of alkenes from alkanes with hydrogen gas as the sole byproduct, remains a challenging, albeit highly desirable, transformation. This essay provides an account of our recent efforts toward accessing this difficult reaction class, with particular attention paid to the diverse precedents that informed our explorations. This report highlights the benefits of maintaining a broad range of interests, and we hope that it illustrates the vast connectivity between chemical disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

Keywords

  • catalysis
  • dehydrogenation
  • earth-abundant element
  • hydrogen atom transfer
  • radicals

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