Cobalt–Pincer Complexes in Catalysis

Kathrin Junge, Veronica Papa, Matthias Beller

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Non-noble metal catalysts based on pincer type compounds are of special interest for organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis. Next to iron and manganese, currently cobalt–pincer type complexes are successfully applied in various catalytic reactions. In this review the recent progress in (de)hydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation, hydroboration and hydrosilylation as well as dehydrogenative coupling reactions using cobalt–pincer complexes is summarised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-143
Number of pages22
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • (de)hydrogenation
  • bond formation
  • cobalt
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • pincer complex
  • transfer hydrogenation


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