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Transition Metal Catalysis in Ionic Liquids

Part 6. Ionic Liquids

  1. Peter Wasserscheid

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc062

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

How to Cite

Wasserscheid, P. 2010. Transition Metal Catalysis in Ionic Liquids. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 6:3:65–91.

Author Information

  1. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik, Erlangen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

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The sections in this article are

  • Solubility and Immobilization of Transition Metal Complexes in Ionic Liquids
  • Ionic Liquid–Catalyst Interaction
    • Activation of Transition Metal Complexes by Lewis Acidic Ionic Liquids
    • In Situ Carbene Complex Formation
  • Distillative Product Isolation from Ionic Catalyst Solutions
  • New Opportunities for Biphasic Catalysis
  • Green Aspects of Nanoparticle and Nanocluster Catalysis in Ionic Liquids
  • Green Aspects of Heterogeneous Catalysis in Ionic Liquids
  • Green Chemistry Aspects of Hydroformylation Catalysis in Ionic Liquids
    • Feedstock Solubility
    • Catalyst Solubility and Immobilization
    • Use of Phosphite Ligands in Ionic Liquids
    • Halogen-containing Ionic Liquids Versus Halogen-free Ionic Liquids in Hydroformylation
    • Hydroformylation in scCO2–Ionic Liquid Multiphasic Systems
    • Reducing the Amount of Ionic liquid Necessary – the Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) Catalyst Technology in Hydroformylation
  • Conclusion


  • ionic liquids;
  • transition metal catalysis;
  • green chemistry;
  • hydroformylation;
  • hydrosilylation