Special Issue "Metal Mediated Small Molecule Activation"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Organometallic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc D. Walter

Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Institute for Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry, Braunschweig, Germany
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Interests: small molecule activation; d- and f-block metals; reactive metal complexes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Small molecules, such as N2, O2, H2, CO2 and CH4, are of biological or industrial relevance and originate from metabolic cycles or industrial processes, which make them inexpensive and readily accessible. However, because of their thermodynamic stability, selective activation and functionalization to value-added products or chemical fuels is not a trivial task and present a significant challenge to the chemical community. In this field, molecular chemists are ideally positioned to contribute to this rapidly expanding area, e.g., by creative ligand design, synthesis, detailed mechanistic and spectroscopic studies. Furthermore, in recent years, catalysts based on non-precious and environmentally benign metals have been introduced and start challenging the traditional ones based on precious metals. This Special Issue intends to cover these developments by providing a platform for organometallic and coordination chemists to present their findings covering complex synthesis, spectroscopic studies to stoichiometric or catalytic activation of small molecules.  

Prof. Dr. Marc D. Walter
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • complex synthesis and spectroscopy
  • mechanistic studies
  • non-precious metals
  • ligand design
  • small molecule activation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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