Jean-Luc Renaud

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Secondary allylic alcohols were synthesized from linear allylic halides or carbonates using a catalytic amount of a ruthenium complex in the presence of boronic acid. The effects of solvent, base, ruthenium precursor, and boronic acid were fully explored, and the scope of the reaction was extended to various substrates. We also describe a preliminary(More)
The traditional homogeneous access to aromatic amine derivatives is a nucleophilic aromatic substitution of the corresponding aryl halides. The halogen atom is usually relatively inert to amination reaction unless it is activated by the presence of electron withdrawing groups. Consequently, there has been particular emphasis over the past decade on the(More)
Palladium-catalyzed transformations of aryl halides and pseudo-halides involving carbonylation, carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions, etc. are very well documented, and have already been reviewed several times. The metal-catalyzed activation of benzylic derivatives is much less described. However, during the last decades, a number of(More)
The possibility that clusters containing the Fe4S4 core unit found in a wide variety of proteins can effect reductive transformations of Fe-S enzyme substrates has been investigated using the reduced synthetic clusters [Fe4S4(SPh)4]3- and acetylene, an alternate nitrogenase substrate. The system [Fe4S4(SPh)4]3-/acetic acid/acetic anhydride in(More)
Ruthenium(II) complexes containing the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ligand efficiently perform the activation of allylic carbonates and halides to generate cationic and dicationic ruthenium(IV) complexes. This activation has been transferred as a key step to the catalytic allylation of nucleophiles. The structural and electronic properties of the allylic(More)
This study presents the influence of various substituents on the photophysical features of heteroleptic copper(I) complexes bearing both N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and dipyridylamine (dpa = dipyridylamine skeleton corresponding to ligand L1) ligands. The luminescent properties have been compared to our recently reported archetypal blue emitting(More)
Starting from easily available chiral Schiff bases, a straightforward synthesis of air-stable titanium(IV) complexes was devised. Asymmetric pinacol coupling of aromatic aldehydes mediated and catalyzed by the corresponding low valent complexes afforded the chiral diols with high yields and enantioselectivities up to 91%. [reaction: see text]
An aminated series: a well-defined iron-catalyzed reductive amination reaction of aldehydes and ketones with aliphatic amines using molecular hydrogen is presented. Under mild conditions, good yields for a broad range of alkyl ketones as well as aldehydes were achieved.
Since the discovery of the first air stable NHC, this class of compounds has been intensively studied and applied in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis due to the stability brought to the metal centre. Alternatively, phosphorus based family ligands have already a very long history in these fields of chemistry. It was naturally obvious that(More)