Pincer-Type Complexes for Catalytic (De)Hydrogenation and Transfer (De)Hydrogenation Reactions: Recent Progress

Svenja Werkmeister, Jacob Neumann, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Pincer complexes are becoming increasingly important for organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis. Since numerous applications for such catalysts have been developed in recent decades, this Minireview covers progress in their use as catalysts for (de)hydrogenation and transfer (de)hydrogenation reactions during the last four years. Aside from noble-metal-based pincer complexes, the corresponding base metal complexes are also highlighted and their applications summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12226-12250
Number of pages25
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number35
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • dehydrogenation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • pincer complexes
  • transfer hydrogenation


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