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Pure Appl. Chem. Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 1-5 (2002)

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Vol. 74, Issue 1

Toward development of environmentally benign processes catalyzed by transition-metal complexes*

Akio Yamamoto

Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: On the basis of fundamental studies on the carbon­oxygen bond cleavage of various carboxylic acid derivatives, novel, atom-efficient, and environmentally benign catalytic processes to convert them into acids, aldehydes, and ketones have been developed.

*Lecture presented at the 11th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS-11), Taipei, Taiwan, 22-26 July 2001. Other presentations are presented in this issue, pp.1-186.


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