Synthetic toolbox: Base metal catalysis

Summary and further reading

There have been many recent developments in the use of base metal catalysis in the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant intermediates, many of which can be found in the Accounts of Chemical Research special issue “Earth Abundant Metals in Homogeneous Catalysis”.

Recommended reading:

J. Maes, E. A. Mitchell and B. U. W. Maes, Base Metals in Catalysis: From Zero to Hero, in Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry: Methods, Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Pharmaceutical Industry, L. Summerton, H. F. Sneddon, L. C. Jones and J. H. Clark, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2016, ch. 16, pp. 192-202.