Tim Gläsel, Benedikt Baumann, Marko Hapke,
"Cobalt Catalysts for [2+2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions: Isolated Precatalysts and in?situ Generated Catalysts"
, in The Chemical Record, Vol. 21, Nummer 12, Wiley-VCH, 2021, ISSN: 1528-0691
Cobalt Catalysts for [2+2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions: Isolated Precatalysts and in?situ Generated Catalysts
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[2+2+2] Cycloaddition reactions belong to the not even large class of reactions, which can be catalyzed or mediated by a significant number of different transition metals. Cobalt complexes belong to the catalysts that paved the way for the extensive use and profound mechanistic knowledge on this particular transformation. Beside the established role, cyclopentadienyl (Cp) cobalt complexes inherit in synthetic applications of the cyclotrimerization reaction, modification of the precatalysts opened up novel reactivities and versatility for such catalytic initiators. At the same time the development of in?situ generated cobalt catalysts allowed the conversion of novel substrates as well as novel reaction modes to be realized. In this personal account recent developments will be presented and the possibilities of catalysts containing cobalt atoms in different oxidation states be discussed.