Courtney C Roberts

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A carbodicarbene (CDC)-based pincer ligand scaffold is reported, along with its application to site-selective Rh(I)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of 1,3-dienes with aryl and alkyl amines. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of the use of a well-defined CDC complex as an efficient catalyst. Transformations proceed in the(More)
Tetrakis-(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin cobalt was identified as a highly-active reductive dechlorination catalyst for chlorinated ethylenes. Through batch reactor kinetic studies, degradation of chlorinated ethylenes proceeded in a step-wise fashion with the sequential replacement of Cl by H. For perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE), the(More)
Catalytic intermolecular hydroalkylation of dienes with silyloxyfuran nucleophiles is reported. Reactions are catalyzed by 5 mol % of a (CDC)-Rh complex and proceed in up to 87% yield and 6:1 dr (syn/anti) to provide allylic butenolides bearing vicinal stereocenters. Reactions proceed with terminal aryl and alkyl dienes and with modified silyl enol ether(More)
The activation of carbodicarbene (CDC)-Rh(I) pincer complexes by secondary binding of metal salts is reported for the catalytic site-selective hydro-heteroarylation of dienes (up to 98% yield and >98:2 γ:α). Reactions are promoted by 5 mol % of a readily available tridentate (CDC)-Rh complex in the presence of an inexpensive lithium salt. The reaction is(More)
Catalytic enantioselective addition of N-heteroarenes to terminal and internal 1,3-dienes is reported. Reactions are promoted by 5 mol % of Rh catalyst supported by a new chiral pincer carbodicarbene ligand that delivers allylic substituted arenes in up to 95% yield and up to 98:2 er. Mechanistic and X-ray evidence is presented that supports that the(More)
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