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Selective reduction and homologation of carbon monoxide by organometallic iron complexes (2018)
Journal Article
Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Taylor, L. J., Gridley, B. M., Blundell, T. J., Blake, A. J., …Kays, D. L. (2018). Selective reduction and homologation of carbon monoxide by organometallic iron complexes. Nature Communications, 9, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06242. ISSN 2041-1723

Carbon monoxide is a key C1 feedstock for the industrial production of hydrocarbons, where it is used to make millions of tonnes of chemicals, fuels, and solvents per annum. Many transition metal complexes can coordinate CO2 but the formation of new... Read More

Dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes (2017)
Journal Article
Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Blundell, T. J., Hastings, F. R., Fay, M. W., Rance, G. A., …Kays, D. L. (in press). Dehydrocoupling of dimethylamine-borane promoted by manganese(II) m-terphenyl complexes. Catalysis Science and Technology, 8(1), doi:10.1039/C7CY02086D. ISSN 2044-4753

Two- and three-coordinate manganese m-terphenyl complexes are precatalysts for the dehydrogenation of dimethylamine-borane (Me2NH·BH3) affording one equivalent of molecular hydrogen and half an equivalent of [Me2N–BH2]2. Experimental studies into the... Read More

Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(II) and Fe(II) m-terphenyl complexes (2016)
Journal Article
Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Williams, H. E., Blundell, T. J., Lewis, W., Blake, A. J., & Kays, D. L. (2017). Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(II) and Fe(II) m-terphenyl complexes. Chemical Communications, 53(5), (937-940). doi:10.1039/C6CC07243G. ISSN 1359-7345

Two- and three-coordinate m-terphenyl complexes of manganese and iron are efficient catalysts for the selective cyclotrimerisation of primary aliphatic isocyanates affording isocyanurates in short reaction times and under mild conditions.