Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California


UCLA Previously Published Works bannerUCLA

CH Bond Activation of Hydrocarbons Mediated by Rare-Earth Metals and Actinides: Beyond σ-Bond Metathesis and 1,2-Addition


© 2015 Elsevier Inc. This review discusses C. H bond activation of hydrocarbons mediated by rare-earth metal complexes with an emphasis on type of mechanisms. The review is organized as follows: in the first part, C. H bond activations mediated by rare-earth metals and actinides following traditional reaction pathways, such as σ-bond metathesis and 1,2-addition, are summarized; in the second part, nontraditional C. H bond activation examples are discussed in detail in order to understand the underlying mechanisms. The scope of the review is limited to rare-earth metals and actinides, but, in some cases, closely related reactivity of group 4 metals will be included for comparison. The purpose of the review is not only to provide a brief overview of C. H bond activation by f-elements but also to bring to attention unusual C. H bond cleavage reactivity following mechanisms different than σ-bond metathesis and 1,2-addition.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View