Chapter 13: Reduction Reactions with NHC-bearing Complexes
Published:26 Nov 2010
This Chapter summaries the studies conducted on the reduction of multiple-bonded organic compounds in the presence of NHC–metal complexes as homogeneous catalysts. The following reactions have been examined: hydrogenation, transfer hydrogenation, hydrosilylation and hydroboration. Reports of the application of hydrosilylation and hydroboration in the synthesis of complex organic molecules and via subsequent cleavage of Si−C or B−C bonds are also discussed.