Alkene and olefin functionalization via addition of electro‐ or nucleophilic reagents is one of the convenient synthetic methods for the insertion of heteroatoms into organic molecules. The use of organometallic reagents in these reactions in combination with the specific catalysts provides high substrate conversion and process selectivity. The introduction of this approach into the chemistry of organoaluminum compounds leads to the development of chemo‐, regio‐ and stereoselective catalytic methods of alkene and olefin functionalization. The chapter focuses on the modern concepts of the alkene hydro‐, carbo‐ and cycloalumination mechanisms, that is, the experimental and theoretical data on the intermediate structures involved in the product formation, the effects of the catalyst and organoaluminum compound structure, reaction conditions on the activity and selectivity of the bimetallic systems. The prospects of the development of enantioselective methods using these catalytic systems for the alkene and olefin transformations are considered.
Part of the book: Alkenes