The group review current applications of carbene insertion in catalysis reactions, such as palladium mediated cross-coupling and carbene polymerisation. The recent developments in this field open up new possibilities for the development of interesting new reactions based on carbene insertions. Find out more by reading Bas’ review which is free to view until the 14th April 2011.
Carbene insertion into transition metal–carbon bonds: a new tool for catalytic C–C bond formation
Nicole M. G. Franssen, Annemarie J. C. Walters, Joost N. H. Reek and Bas de Bruin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00065E, Perspective
Also look out for this article in issue 2 of Catalysis Science & Technology when it is published in April 2011. The article will be featured on the cover (image left)!