Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cobalt(III) Werner Complexes with 1,2-Diphenylethylenediamine Ligands #chempaper 226

I think this is a really nice study. They checked 80 crystal structures of [Co(en)3]3+ and then came up with this useful approach to catalyze the addition of malonate esters to nitroalkenes. Classical Werner complexes once again proved that they are very promising in catalysis.