Chemical Reviews, Vol.119, No.18, 10393-10402, 2019
Cleavage of Si-H, B-H, and C-H Bonds by Metal-Ligand Cooperation
Metal-ligand cooperation, in which metal and ligand participate in bond cleavage and formation, is gathering great attention in recent years. In contrast to the classical bond cleavage by active metal centers with spectator ligands, metal-ligand cooperation has enabled unprecedented reactivities. Especially, metal-ligand cooperative H-H bond cleavage has been extensively studied and applied to various catalysts. On the other hand, there are substantial efforts to expand the scope of the bond to be cleaved other than the H-H bond. This review summarizes the recent progress in the metal-ligand cooperative cleavages of Si-H, B-H, and C-H bonds and their catalytic applications.