First-Row Late Transition Metals for Catalytic Alkene Hydrofunctionalisation: Recent Advances in C-N, C-O and C-P Bond Formation

Molecules. 2017 Nov 4;22(11):1901. doi: 10.3390/molecules22111901.


This review provides an outline of the most noteworthy achievements in the area of C-N, C-O and C-P bond formation by hydroamination, hydroalkoxylation, hydrophosphination, hydrophosphonylation or hydrophosphinylation reaction on unactivated alkenes (including 1,2- and 1,3-dienes) promoted by first-row late transition metal catalytic systems based on manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper and zinc. The relevant literature from 2009 until mid-2017 has been covered.

Keywords: alcohols; amines; first-row late transition metals; hydrofunctionalisation; phosphorus compounds; unactivated alkenes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alkenes / chemistry*
  • Catalysis
  • Metals / chemistry*


  • Alkenes
  • Metals