Pure Appl. Chem., 2002, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 1-5
Toward development of environmentally benign processes catalyzed by transition-metal complexes
Abstract: On the basis of fundamental studies on the carbonoxygen bond cleavage of various carboxylic acid derivatives, novel, atom-efficient, and environmentally benign catalytic processes to convert them into acids, aldehydes, and ketones have been developed.