Dipl.-Chem. Elise Abinet, Dipl.-Chem. Daniel Martin, Dipl.-Chem. Sabine Standfuss, Dipl.-Chem. Heiko Kulinna, Dr. Thomas P. Spaniol and Prof. Dr. Jun Okuda
Rare catalysts: Hydrosilylation of furfural and deoxygenation of furan under ring-opening conditions was catalyzed by neutral complexes [Ln(Me3TACD)(η3-C3H5)2] (Ln=Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm) supported by the 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane Me3TACD− ion. Monocationic allyl [Ln(Me3TACD)(η3-C3H5)(thf)2][B(C6X5)4] (Ln=La, Ce, Nd, X=H, F) and hydrido complexes [Ln(Me3TACD)H2]n (Ln=Y, La, Sm, n=3,4) were synthesized from the bis(allyl) precursors and characterized (see picture).