Special Issue "Carbene Complexes"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Han Vinh Huynh
Department of Chemistry,National University of Singapore, Singapore
Website: http://www.carbene.de/
E-Mail: chmhhv@nus.edu.sg
Interests: N-heterocyclic carbenes; homogeneous catalysis; organometallic chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become state-of-the-art ligands in organometallic chemistry due to their strong donating ability. Their properties can be easily influenced through modification of the backbone and substituents leading to stable complexes with a wide range of metal centres, which have found applications in diverse areas such as catalysis, materials, bioorganometallic and supramolecular chemistry. Current developments also include the synthesis of new stable NHCs or other related strong donor ligands, e.g. mesoionic carbenes, and their complexes. With this special issue on carbene complexes we are aiming to highlight the current diversity in this research area.

Dr. Han Vinh Huyah
Guest Editor


  • carbene complexes
  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • donor-functionalization
  • mesoionic/abnormal carbenes
  • catalysis
  • materials
  • bioorganometallic
  • supramolecular chemistry

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , ,  and
Molecules 2012, 17(2), 1335-1353; doi:10.3390/molecules17021335
Received: 22 December 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2012 / Accepted: 20 January 2012 / Published: 2 February 2012
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by  and
Molecules 2012, 17(3), 2491-2517; doi:10.3390/molecules17032491
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 20 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 1 March 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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