Reactivity of late transition metal complexes towards CO2 and other electrophiles

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


In times when dwindling energy resources is a major long-term problem for sustaining modern infrastructure and technologies, we need to focus on more enduring solutions. A key contribution to this achievement is catalysis. In order to further develop the significant advancements gained over the last several decades, a deeper understanding of the catalytic processes has to be sought down to the level of stoichiometric reactions and intermolecular interactions. This work involves studies on the reactivity of late transition metal complexes towards carbon dioxide and other electrophiles of interest to catalytic applications. The preparation of various types of tridentate so-called pincer complexes is studied in some detail. The study of the intermolecular interactions present between pincer complexes and electrophiles and halogens, currently known as halogen bonds, are systematically studied by varying the acceptor halogen atom.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Centre for Analysis and Synthesis
  • Wendt, Ola, Supervisor
Award date2013 Feb 15
ISBN (Print)978-91-7422-307-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 2013-02-15
Time: 09:30
Place: Lecture hall C, Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

External reviewer(s)

Name: Hazari, Nilay
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Yale University


Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Chemical Sciences

Free keywords

  • CO2
  • carbon dioxide
  • electrophiles
  • late transition metal complexes
  • catalysis
  • halogen bonding
  • XB
  • cyclometallation
  • pincer
  • organometallic synthesis


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