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Professor Dimitri Gusev

Prof. Dmitry Gusev and his co-workers are developing organometallic compounds of transition metals with tridentate ('pincer'-type) ligands for applications in catalytic hydrogenation of compounds with polar C=O and C=N bonds, dehydrogenative coupling and dehydrogenation reactions of alcohols. These studies are supported by NMR spectroscopy and DFT calculations, and cover a wide range of important catalytic organic transformations, particularly reduction of esters, synthesis of amides and esters, and hydrogen production by acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols.

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Denis Spasyuk, Samantha Smith, Dmitry G Gusev
Angewandte Chemie. International edition in English 2013-02-25
Catalyst tune-up: A readily available, air-stable amino-sulfide catalyst, [RuCl(2)(PPh(3)){HN(C(2)H(4)SEt)(2)}], has been developed. This complex displays outstanding efficiency for the hydrogenation of a broad range of substrates with C=X bonds (esters, ketones, imines), as well as for the acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling ...Read More
Denis Spasyuk, Samantha Smith, Dmitry G Gusev
Angewandte Chemie. International edition in English 2012-03-12
There and back again: hydrogenation of esters and the reverse reaction of dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols are efficiently catalyzed by dimeric complexes of Ru and Os under neutral conditions. The Os dimer is an outstanding catalyst for the hydrogenation of alkenoates and triglycerides, and allows production of fatty alcohol...Read More
Dmitry G DG Gusev, Oleg V OV Ozerov
Chemistry: A European Journal 2011-01-10
We report the hydride and fluoride affinities for a group of silylium and carbenium cations. With comparable substituents on the central atom, the silylium cations have the higher fluoride affinity, whereas the carbenium ions have the higher hydride affinity. In the first approximation, the hydride and the fluoride affinities va...Read More