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Hypervalent Chemistry and Catalysis


The use of hypervalent compounds as homogeneous redox catalysts represents a departure from the stoichiometric use of main group reagents in synthesis. The methods proposed here are expected to hold significant promise for application in complex small molecule synthesis. The repertoire of oxidative ligand coupling reactions developed is expected to complement, and in some cases compete with, known transition metal catalyzed processes. A vital corollary to the synthetic studies outlined above involves the development of a more intimate understanding of the stereoelectronic features that govern ligand coupling reactivity. Although there currently exists no broad and effective treatment of main group ligand coupling that links data about one- and two-electron redox potentials to the observed bond forming reactivity, probing this connection may prove crucial to unlocking additional facets of this chemistry.

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