Special Issue "Advances in Silicon Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2016)
Prof. Dr. Mitsuo Kira
Prof. Emeritus, Tohoku University
Guest Professor of Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology, Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, China
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Interests: bonding, structure, and reactions of stable silicon and related group-14 element unsaturated compounds including silylenes, disilenes, and Si-heteroatom doubly bonded compounds, transition metal complexes with disilene and silylene ligands, oligosilanes and polysilanes, and silicon-based molecular machines
Today, in addition to tetravalent and hypercoordinate silicon compounds, various silicon unsaturated compounds, such as silylenes, silaethenes, disilenes, disilynes, and silicon-heteroatom doubly bonded compounds, are in our hands as isolable compounds thanks to the recent efforts of many researchers. They have revealed rather unusual features of bonding and structure of these silicon compounds, asking for restructuring of a widely applicable theory of bonding and structure of heavy main group elements including silicon. As single element chemistry, silicon chemistry is going to compare favorably with relatively well-established organic chemistry. To overview which directions studies in this research field are heading, this Special Issue is aimed to provide a forum for every aspect of molecular silicon compounds, including synthesis, properties, and new reactions of various molecular silicon compounds, their theoretical, spectroscopic, optoelectronic, and mechanistic studies, and their application towards the material science.
Prof. Dr. Mitsuo Kira
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- low-coordinate and multiply-bonded silicon compounds
- silicon compounds with unusual structures
- hypercoordinate silicon compounds
- silicon transition-metal complexes
- bonding and structure
- reactions and mechanisms
- silicon-based materials