Early main group metal catalysis

Depletion of natural resources is a major future challenge. Replacing rare and noble metal catalysts with abundant, non-toxic main group metal catalysts is a driving force to a sustainable society. It is quite surprising how many reactions can be catalyzed by main group metals.

Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 3852
From Limestone to Catalysis: Application of Calcium Compounds as Homogeneous Catalysts
DOI: 10.1021/cr9003659

Book: Early Main Group Metal Catalysis, Concepts and Reactions
Wiley VCH Verlag – Weinheim 2020, ISBN: 978-3-527-34448-2