This book reviews advances in important and practically relevant homogeneous catalytic transformations, such as single-site olefin polymerizations and chemo- and stereo-selective oxidations. Close attention is paid to the experimental investigation of the active sites of catalytic oxidation systems and their mechanisms. Major subjects include the applications of NMR and EPR spectroscopic techniques and data obtained by other physical methods. The book addresses a broad readership and focus on widespread techniques available in labs with NMR and EPR spectrometers.
Introduction. Basic principles of EPR and NMR spectroscopy. The main parameters characterizing EPR spectra. The main parameters characterizing NMR spectra. Applications of EPR spectroscopy. What we learn from the EPR spectra of organic radicals. What we learn from the EPR spectra of transition metal catalysts. What we learn from the NMR spectra of transition metal catalysts.