Hydroxide complexes of the late transition metals: organometallic chemistry and catalysis

David J. Nelson, Steven P. Nolan

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Transition metal hydroxides of the late transition metals are now relatively common, and play a special role in both the synthesis of new complexes and in important catalytic reactions. The basic nature of this ligand lends these complexes to transmetallation and deprotonation reactions, while small molecules such as CO2 can insert into the metal‐oxygen bond. This review analyses and discusses the
progress of this field over approximately the past decade.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-294
Number of pages18
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Early online date5 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017


  • transition metals
  • synthesis
  • catalytic reaction
  • catalysis

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