DS0304 - Chimie Durable, produits, procédés associés

Cooperativity between Lewis acids and transition metals – COLAMET

Submission summary

Ambiphilic ligands enable the introduction of Lewis acids nearby transition metals and thereby open the route to completely new catalytic approaches involving intramolecular Lewis acid assistance. In this perspective, the COLAMET project aims at identifying and understanding how and under which conditions Lewis acids can cooperate with transition metals, a prerequisite to subsequent catalytic developments. Two key situations relevant to a variety of catalytic transformations are considered: the activation of strong H–E and C–X bonds thanks to Lewis acid assistance and the generation of electrophilic metal centers by internal cationisation. The reactivity of complexes deriving from ambiphilic ligands and catalytic applications will be explored by a joint experimental / computational approach. New ligand platforms will be designed in order to achieve the required properties and maximize Lewis acid / transition metal cooperativity.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Didier BOURISSOU (Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamental et Appliquée)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LBPB LHFA CNRS Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamental et Appliquée
IPREM ECP UMR 5254 Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux
ICMMO Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay
VU Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Help of the ANR 421,304 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2015 - 48 Months

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