Presenting recent developments in the field, this volume examines the use of well-defined, single-site catalysts to convert alkanes to more functionalized molecules. Chapters discuss metal medited alkane carbonylation, catalytic carbon-boron bond formation, alkane dehydrogenation, and more.
Pedro J. Perez (Aroche, Spain, 1965) graduated in Chemistry in 1987 in Sevilla. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (1991) in the Universidad de Sevilla (Prof. Ernesto Carmona, advisor). As a Fulbright Scholar, he then joined Prof. Brookhart's group at UNC-Chapel Hill (USA) where he started the research related to the use of copper-based catalysts for diazo decomposition. In 1993 he moved to a new University founded in Huelva, as an Assistant Professor (1993-1995), later becoming Lecturer (1995) and finally Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (2005). The general research interest of his group is related to the development of late transition-metal complexes for their use as catalysts in transformations with low reactive substrates, and particularly alkanes. He is also responsible of the Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory at the Universidad de Huelva, an Associate Unit to the Spanish National Council of Research (CSIC). In 2007 he was the recipient of the Inorganic Chemistry Award of the Royal Chemical Society of Spain.
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Catalysis by Metal Complexes
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272 black & white illustrations, 40 black & white tables, biography