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 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)
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]
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)
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)
We describe the synthesis of new cationic tricoordinated copper complexes bearing bidentate pyridine-type ligands and N-heterocyclic carbene as ancillary ligands. These cationic copper complexes were fully characterized by NMR, electrochemistry, X-ray analysis, and photophysical studies in different environments. Density functional theory calculations were(More)