University of Strasbourg and CNRS (UMR 7509)


19. Activation of C–H bonds  to Nitriles in N-Substituted Arms of NHC Ligands Bound to Nickel: A Route to New Nickelacycles
A. M. Oertel, J. Freudenreich, J. Gein, V. Ritleng, L. F. Veiros, M. J. Chetcuti In preparation.


18. C–H activation of acetonitrile at nickel: ligand flip and conversion of N-bound acetonitrile into a C-bound cyanomethyl ligand
A. M. Oertel, V. Ritleng, M. J. Chetcuti, L. F. Veiros J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13588-13589.

17. Half-sandwich NHC-nickel(II) complexes as pre-catalysts for the fast Suzuki coupling of aryl halides: a comparative study
V. Ritleng, A. M. Oertel, M. J. Chetcuti Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 8153-8160.

16. Ruthenacycles and iridacycles as catalysts for asymmetric transfer hydrogenation and racemisation
T. Jerphagnon, R. Haak, F. Berthiol, A. J. A. Gayet, V. Ritleng, A. Holuigue, N. Pannetier, M. Pfeffer, A. Voelklin, L. Lefort, G. Verzijl, C. Tarabiano, D. B. Janssen, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa, J. G. de Vries Top. Catal. 2010, 53, 1002-1008.

15. Reactions of unsaturated nickel-molybdenum and -tungsten complexes with primary amines: chemoselective N–coordination to nickel to give the first structurally characterized primary amine-organonickel complexes
C. C. Carmona, S. Clapham, M. Gonidec, V. Ritleng, R. Welter, M. J. Chetcuti, N. M. Boag, P. Braunstein, M.-P. Garcia Clemente Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 403-409.


14. Fast racemisation of chiral amines and alcohols using cationic half-sandwich ruthena- and iridacycle catalysts

T. Jerphagnon, A. J. A. Gayet, F. Berthiol, V. Ritleng, N. Mršić, A. Meetsma, M. Pfeffer, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa, J. G. de Vries

Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 12780-12790.

13. N'-Activation of N-Arylimidazoles: Facile Syntheses of N-Aryl-N'-Alkyl Imidazolium Iodides from Less Expensive Chloro-Substrates
A. M. Oertel, V. Ritleng, M. J. Chetcuti

Synthesis 2009, 1647-1650.

12. Synthesis of mono-, di- and tetra-alkyne functionalized calix[4]arenes: Reactions of these multipodal ligands with dicobalt octacarbonyl to give complexes which contain up to eight cobalt atoms

M. J. Chetcuti, A. M. J. Devoille, A. Ben Othman, R. Souane, P. Thuéry, J. Vicens

Dalton Trans. 2009, 2999-3008.


11. Dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic β-haloalcohols: direct access to enantioenriched epoxides.

R. M. Haak, F. Berthiol, T. Jerphagnon, A. J. A. Gayet, C. Tarabiono, C. P. Postema, V. Ritleng, M. Pfeffer, D. B. Janssen, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa, J. G. de Vries

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13508-13509.

10. Preparation of a N-heterocyclic carbene nickel (II) complex. Synthetic experiments in current organic and organometallic chemistry.

V. Ritleng, E. Brenner, M. J. Chetcuti

J. Chem. Educ. 2008, 85, 1646-1648.

9. Synthesis, structure, and solution dynamics of pentamethylcyclo-pentadienyl nickel complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

V. Ritleng, C. Barth, E. Brenner, M. J. Chetcuti

Organometallics 2008, 27, 4223-4228.

8. Carbon–Phosphorus Bond Cleavage in Allyldiphenylphosphine by a Heterobimetallic Ni=Mo Complex and Formation of an Electronically Unsaturated NiMo2 µ-Diphenylphosphido Cluster

S. Clapham, P. Braunstein, N. M. Boag, R. Welter, M. J. Chetcuti

Organometallics 2008, 27, 1758-1764.

7.  Unsaturated dinickel-molybdenum clusters with N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

S. Milosevic, E. Brenner, V. Ritleng, M. J. Chetcuti

Dalton Trans.2008, 1973-1975.


6. Reactions of nickel-group 6 complexes with a bulky terminal alkyne to afford alkyne-carbonyl coupled products: X-ray structure of the heterobimetallic nickelacyclobutenone complex [(h5-C5Me5)Ni{m-h1,h3-C(H)=C(CPh2(OMe))-C(O)}-Mo(CO)2(h5-C5H4Me)](Ni-Mo).

E. Brenner, M. J. Chetcuti, I. Dridi, R. Welter

J. Organomet. Chem. 2007, 692, 5097-5102.

5. Formation of a ruthenium-arene complex, cyclometallation with a substituted benzylamine, and insertion of an alkyne.

M. J. Chetcuti, V. Ritleng

J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1014-1016.

4. Hydrocarbyl ligand transformations on heterobimetallic complexes.

V. Ritleng, M. J. Chetcuti

Chem. Rev. 2007, 107, 797-858.

3. Structure-reactivity relationships in SHOP-type complexes: tunable catalysts for the oligomerization and polymerization of ethylene.

P. Kuhn, D. Semeril, D. Matt, M. J. Chetcuti, P. Lutz

Dalton Trans. 2007, 515-528.


2. Ligand reactions with unsaturated nickel-group 6 complexes.

E. Brenner, M. J. Chetcuti

Comments Inorg. Chem. 2006, 27, 145-171.

1.        Chiral compound suitable as a catalyst for aymmetric transfer hydrogenation.

J. G. de Vries, G. K. M. Verzijl, A. H. M. de Vries, V. Ritleng, A. M. J. Voelklin

WO 2006050988 A1, 2006.

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