Friday, June 1, 2018

Reusable N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Complex Catalysts and Beyond: A Perspective on Recycling Strategies

Reusable NHeterocyclic Carbene Complex Catalysts and Beyond: A
Perspective on Recycling Strategies 

Wenlong Wang,Lifeng Cui,Peng Sun,Lijun Shi,Chengtao Yue,and Fuwei Li*,

Chem. Rev. ASAP 
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00057

With the continuous development of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) chemistry during the past decade, NHC metal complexes have gained wide applications in the research field of organometallic catalysis. The recycling and reuse of NHC metal complexes, which have undergone continuous expansion and diversification, can enhance their catalytic performance, extend their range of application, and afford new routes to green chemistry. Taking NHC metal complex catalysts as the main topic, this review intends to present a comprehensive study of recycling strategies of organometallic catalysts. By an elaborative summarization and classification of recycling strategies, a clear picture of all available of recycling strategies for organometallic catalysts is presented and the advantages and disadvantages of various recycling strategies for specific reactions are discussed in detail. This review is written with the hope of serving as a modest spur to induce other scientistsfurther contributions in the fields of catalyst recycling and sustainable catalysis.