Molecule of the Month
|s-Block Cooperative Catalysis: Two Metals are Better than One!|
By pairing s-block earth-abundant metals potassium and magnesium within the same molecule, a powerful bimetallic catalyst has been developed. Through mixed-metal cooperativity, this system efficiently catalyzes intramolecular hydroalkoxylation of alkynols to access a wide range of functionalized O-heterocyclic molecules.
This work was carried out in the group of Prof. Eva Hevia.