John E. Bercaw

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Tables of 1 H and 13 C NMR chemical shifts have been compiled for common organic compounds often used as reagents or found as products or contaminants in deuterated organic solvents. Building upon the work of Gottlieb, Kotlyar, and Nudelman in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, signals for common impurities are now reported in additional NMR solvents(More)
O ur understanding of bonding in transition metal complexes, as well as our ability to use that understanding in the synthesis and application of new species, has evolved over the last 100 years; and in some sense this special feature on the coordination chemistry of saturated molecules may be considered to represent its culmination. The nature of complexes(More)
The yield of triptane from the reaction of methanol with zinc iodide is dramatically increased by addition of phosphorous or hypophosphorous acid, via transfer of hydride from a P-H bond to carbocationic intermediates.
The alkylaluminum-complexed zirconocene trihydride cation [(SBI)Zr(μ-H)(3)(Al(i)Bu(2))(2)](+), which is obtained by reaction of (SBI)ZrCl(2) with [Ph(3)C][B(C(6)F(5))(4)] and excess HAl(i)Bu(2) in toluene solution, catalyzes the formation of isotactic polypropene when exposed to propene at -30 °C. This cation remains the sole observable species in catalyst(More)
Copolymerization of racemic alpha-olefins with ethylene and propylene was carried out in the presence of enantiopure C1-symmetric ansa metallocene, {1,2-(SiMe2)2(eta5-C5H-3,5-(CHMe2)2)(eta5-C5H3)}ZrCl2 to probe the effect of the polymer chain end on enantioselection for the R- or S-alpha-olefin during the kinetic resolution by polymerization catalysis.(More)
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