Special Issue "Metallocene Complexes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Karlheinz Sünkel

Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Butenandtstr. 9, 81377 München, Germany
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Interests: organometallic chemistry; metallocene chemistry; coordination chemistry of polyfunctional ligands; cyclopentadienyl complexes

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The discovery and characterization of ferrocene, (η5-C5H5)2Fe, marked the beginning of a new era of organometallic chemistry, and the event of its 65th birthday is celebrated by a Special Issue of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry in January, 2017. It was impressively shown that the introduction of all kinds of functional ring substituents into cyclopentadienyl ligands afford a tremendous variability in applications of this unique molecule. However, already, back in the 1950s, it was discovered that variations in the structural motif “(η5-C5H5)2Fe” were, not only possible by the introduction of ring substituents, but also by exchanging the iron with other metals: The large family of the (true) “metallocenes”, i.e., compounds of the type “Cp2M” had come to life. Meanwhile, such compounds are known for most (main-group and transition) metals, and, although most of them are less stable than ferrocene and also have different structures, they have still found numerous applications. This Special Issue aims to show that fascinating metallocene chemistry is not restricted to ferrocene alone.

Prof. Karlheinz Sünkel
Guest Editor

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  • metallocenes
  • metallocenium chemistry
  • macromolecular chemistry
  • bio-inorganic chemistry
  • catalysis

Published Papers

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