Novel imines with tunable nucleophilicity and steric properties through metal coordination: applications as ligands and metalloorganocatalysts

Kuo-Wei Huang (Inventor), Qianyi Zhao (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The invention describes phospho-amino pincer-type ligands, metal complexes thereof, and catalytic methods comprising such metal complexes for conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol, conversion of aldehydes into alcohols, conversion of aldehydes in the presence of a trifluoromethylation agent into trifluorinated secondary alcohols, cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to an epoxide to provide cyclic carbonates or preparation of an amide from the combination of an alcohol and an amine.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO 2016038543 A1
StatePublished - Mar 17 2016

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