Chapter 11. “Frustrated Lewis Pairs”: A Metal-Free Strategy for Hydrogenation Catalysis

  1. Dr. R. Morris Bullock
  1. Douglas W. Stephan

Published Online: 27 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631582.ch11

Catalysis without Precious Metals

Catalysis without Precious Metals

How to Cite

Stephan, D. W. (2010) “Frustrated Lewis Pairs”: A Metal-Free Strategy for Hydrogenation Catalysis, in Catalysis without Precious Metals (ed R. M. Bullock), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527631582.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Chemical and Materials Sciences Division, P.O. Box 999, K2-57, Richland, WA 99352, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323548

Online ISBN: 9783527631582



  • Lewis acids;
  • Lewis bases;
  • frustrated Lewis pairs;
  • metal-free catalysis;
  • hydrogenation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Phosphine-Borane Activation of H2

  • “Frustrated Lewis Pairs”

  • Metal-Free Catalytic Hydrogenation

  • Future Considerations

  • Acknowledgements

  • References