Bioorganometallic compounds were utilized as catalysts for various molecular transformations. Among the bioorganometallic compounds, coenzyme B12 is a well-known example of the B12-dependent reaction. Using the unique property of the B12 complex, various catalytic reactions have been developed. The B12 complex-photosensitizer composites have become an efficient catalyst for light-driven molecular transformations. The B12-dependent enzymes mimic reactions, such as the dechlorination of organic halides and the radical mediated isomerization reactions, catalytically occurring using the B12 complex-photosensitizer composites. In addition to the B12-mimic reaction, novel bioinspired reactions were also developed, such as hydrogen production or alkene and alkyne reductions, and the cobalt-hydrogen complex was considered as a putative intermediate of the reactions. Electroorganic syntheses mediated by the B12 complex have been also developed as green molecular transformations. The redox active B12 complex shows a unique catalysis in organic synthesis.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Bioorganometallic Chemistry|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 6 2018|
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