The exact sequence of bond making and bond breaking processes in a chemical or biochemical transformation is defined as the reaction mechanism. Understanding the precise order of these events adds to our fundamental scientific knowledge and enables the full potential of a process to be realised to prepare complex and high-value compounds more efficiently and more reliably.
The LabFact partners are developing mechanistic understanding in many different areas but in particular using techniques for reagentless synthesis.
(N-Heterocyclic Carbene)2‑Pd(0)-Catalyzed Silaboration of Internal and Terminal Alkynes: Scope and Mechanistic Studies
Insights into the mechanism for gold catalysis: behaviour of gold(i) amide complexes in solution