Special Issue "Crystal Structures of Boron Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018
Prof. Dr. Sławomir J. Grabowski
This Special Issue covers numerous topics connected with boron chemistry in spite of the fact it is rather restricted to crystal structures. For example; studies on boron and its compounds are often related to catalysis, metallurgy, hydrogen storage, syntheses, materials chemistry, and so on. Since boron species possess unique electronic and structural properties, there are also numerous theoretical studies which consider the electron density distribution of such compounds. One can also mention investigations on the hypovalency of boron species, since boron is characterized by an intrinsic electron deficiency.
If one was to restrict the range to only crystal structures, a huge number of topics could still be mentioned which extend beyond crystal structures investigations, for example; carboranes, metallacarboranes, polyhedral boranes, boric acid and its complexes, boron-based cage metal complexes, benzoxaboroles, etc.
The goal of this forthcoming issue "Crystal Structures of Boron Compounds", is not only to present new crystal structures, but also to discuss the nature of interactions in such structures; the analysis of coordination of boron centres as well as discussing properties of boron compounds. This is why experimental studies on boron compounds crystal structures are welcome. However, theoretical analyses concerning boron compounds if related to crystals are also appropriate. The boron is a unique element of the 13th Group which even differs from other triel elements of this group. Contributions analyzing other triel compounds are therefore also welcome, especially if a comparison with boron related species is included.
It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue; regular articles, communications, as well as reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Sławomir J. Grabowski
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crystal structures of boron compounds
Lewis acid properties of boron centres
The nature of noncovalent interactions in boron structures
boron and other triel centres in crystal structures