Catalytic Applications of Vanadium: A Mechanistic Perspective

Ryan R. Langeslay, David M. Kaphan, Christopher L. Marshall, Peter C. Stair, Alfred P. Sattelberger, Massimiliano Delferro*

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The chemistry of vanadium has seen remarkable activity in the past 50 years. In the present review, reactions catalyzed by homogeneous and supported vanadium complexes from 2008 to 2018 are summarized and discussed. Particular attention is given to mechanistic and kinetics studies of vanadium-catalyzed reactions including oxidations of alkanes, alkenes, arenes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and sulfur species, as well as oxidative C-C and C-O bond cleavage, carbon-carbon bond formation, deoxydehydration, haloperoxidase, cyanation, hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, ring-opening metathesis polymerization, and oxo/imido heterometathesis. Additionally, insights into heterogeneous vanadium catalysis are provided when parallels can be drawn from the homogeneous literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2128-2191
Number of pages64
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 27 2019

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