Special Issue "Hypervalent Compounds"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2012)
There are several compounds from main group elements that have formally more than eight valence electrons, called hypervalent compounds. Some people suggested the use of the term “hypercoordinate”rather than “hypervalent”. Although the hypervalent compounds were previously believed to be unstable species or reaction intermediates, a variety of hypervalent compounds of phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, iodine, and other main group elements have been synthesized as a stable form to date. Their structure, reactivity, and property have been studied both experimentally and theoretically. In addition to such the fundamental studies, several hypervalent iodine compounds are applied effectively to organic synthesis. This special issue of Molecules will consider any aspect associated with hypervalent compounds.
Dr. Naokazu Kano
- hypervalent compound
- reaction intermediate
- ligand coupling
- main group element
- octet rule
- three-center four-electron bond