The newfound stability of carbenes has led to their development as catalysts and ligands for metal complexes of vast potential, including biomolecule labeling and surface modification of materials. Providing a fresh evaluation of the field, Contemporary Carbene Chemistry explores novel structural, catalytic, and organometallic aspects of carbene chemistry. Chapters focus on the most interesting, fruitful, and promising directions in their topical areas. This timely text provides graduate students with the most innovative and promising aspects of carbene research over the past decade.
ROBERT A. MOSS, PhD, is a Research Professor and Louis P. Hammett Professor Emeritus in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. A world leader in the chemistry of reactive intermediates, Dr. Moss was awarded a prestigious 2010 ACS Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award. MICHAEL P. DOYLE, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland. He is the recipient of numerous scientific awards, including a 2006 ACS Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award.
Preface PART 1: PROPERTIES AND REACTIONS OF CARBENES 1 Carbene Stability S. Gronert and R. M. O Ferrall 2 Stable Carbenes J. P. Moerdyk and C. W. Bielawski 3 Acid-Base Chemistry of Carbenes A. M. O Donoghue and R. S. Massey 4 Computational Methods for the Study of Carbenes and their Excited States H. L. Luk, S. Vyas, and C. M. Hadad 5 Dynamics in Carbene Reactions D. Merrer, K. Houk, and L. Xu 6 Ultrafast Kinetics of Carbene Reactions G. Burdzinski and M. S. Platz 7 Tunneling in the Reactions of Carbenes and Oxacarbenes D. Gerbig and P. R. Schreiner 8 Carbodicarbenes G. Frenking and R. Tonner 9 Catalytic Reactions with N-Mesityl Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbenes J. Mahatthananchai and J. W. Bode 10 Supramolecular Carbene Chemistry U. Brinker, J.-L. Mieusset, and M. G. Rosenberg PART 2: METAL CARBENES 11 Modern Lithium Carbenoid Chemistry V. Capriati 12 Rhodium Carbenes H. Davies and B. Parr 13 Ruthenium Carbenes S. T. Diver and J. M. French 14 Nucleophilic Carbenes of the Chromium Triad Z. J. Tonzetich 15 Cobalt-Mediated Carbene Transfer Reactions X. Cui and X. P. Zhang 16 Gold Carbenes L. Zhang