University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (12): 64-72.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201909043

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Manganese-Enabled Synthetic Chemistry and Applications

Xiwen YU1,2,Yunhui YANG1,2,3,*(),Congyang WANG1,2,3,*()   

  1. 1 Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Function, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, P. R. China
    3 Physical Science Laboratory, Huairou National Comprehensive Science Center, Beijing 101400, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-09-26 Accepted:2019-10-28 Published:2019-11-11
  • Contact: Yunhui YANG,Congyang WANG;
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Photosynthesis is the most important synthetic reaction in nature, the O2-evolution center of which contains the key Mn-O-Ca structure motif. Manganese features earth abundance, low toxicity, rich oxidative states, and unique reactivities, which makes it of great importance and hold huge potentials to achieve new synthesis unavailable by nature. In this paper, the history of manganese-enabled synthetic chemistry and its recent applications in inorganic electrochemistry and organic synthesis are reviewed briefly.

Key words: Manganese, Manganese oxides, Manganese carbonyl complexes, Synthetic chemistry