Synthesis of mono- and di-nuclear iron complexes with non-innocent ligands for applications in ca...

Employer
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE "TOSO MONTANARI"
Location
Italy
Posted
October 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Metallorganic catalyzed processes require careful design of metal-ligand combination in order to obtain the most effective catalytic properties. Further developments have been achieved by the use of non-innocent ligands which, due to their acid-base or redox properties, are actively involved in the transformation upon cooperative activity with the metal, resulting in bifunctional catalysis. Relevant examples are provided by hydrogenation/dehydrogenation bifunctional catalysis with N containing ligands and/or with cyclopentadienones. Advantages include the possibility to obtain good catalytic properties even by using abundant and non toxic metals (e.g. Iron) in the place of noble metals. Replacement of rare and toxic metal with Iron is an important goal also in the field of medicinal chemistry. This research project is focused on the synthesis of new iron complexes with non-innocent ligands for bifunctional catalysis (e.g. dehydrogenation, oxidation) and bio-inorganic chemistry.



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