Special Issue "Hypervalent Compounds"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Naokazu Kano
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Website: http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/people/index.php/KANO,_Naokazu
E-Mail: kano@chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Interests: main group chemistry; hypervalent compound; fluorescent compound; structural chemistry; organic chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


  • atrane
  • hypercoordination
  • hypervalency
  • hypervalent compound
  • reaction intermediate
  • ligand coupling
  • main group element
  • octet rule
  • pseudorotation
  • three-center four-electron bond
  • silicon
  • phosphorus
  • sulfur
  • iodine
  • xenon

Published Papers (3 papers)

Molecules 2012, 17(7), 8604-8616; doi:10.3390/molecules17078604
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 12 July 2012 / Published: 18 July 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(6), 7266-7283; doi:10.3390/molecules17067266
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 6 June 2012 / Accepted: 8 June 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(6), 6625-6632; doi:10.3390/molecules17066625
Received: 7 May 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 31 May 2012
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