Special Issue "Ruthenium Complex"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Albert Demonceau
Institut de chimie organique (B6a), University of Liege, Sart-Tilman par 4000 Liege, Belgium
Website: http://www.cata.ulg.ac.be/members.html
E-Mail: a.demonceau@ulg.ac.be
Interests: macromolecular chemistry; organometallic synthesis; homogeneous catalysis; carbon-carbon bond formation; ruthenium-arene complexes

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ileana Dragutan
Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202B Spl. Independentei, 060023 Bucharest, P.O. Box 35-108, Romania
E-Mail: idragutan@yahoo.com
Interests: transition metals complexes and their chemistry and use in homogeneous catalysis and polymer synthesis; Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis; metathesis driven syntheses of some bioactive compounds and metathesis-related processes; stable nitroxide free radicals and their preparation and multifarious applications using ESR

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Valerian Dragutan
Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, 202B Spl. Independentei, 060023 Bucharest, P.O. Box 35-108, Romania
E-Mail: vdragutan@yahoo.com
Interests: organic synthesis; natural compounds; heterocyclic compounds; reactive organometallic and coordination compounds; bioactive organotin; transition metal complexes; asymmetric catalysis; stereoselective Ziegler-Natta polymerization; organometallic polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This hot topic issue of Molecules covers challenging aspects on the design and application of a broad series of ruthenium complexes in catalysis, synthesis of bioactive organic and organometallic compounds, unnatural and natural compounds of biological relevance, chemotherapeutic treatment, supra-molecular chemistry, and materials sciences. Special attention is devoted to recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of coordination and organometallic ruthenium compounds, as well as to selected chemical transformations promoted by highly active and chemo-selective ruthenium-based catalytic systems. Such transformations include C-H and C-X bond activation, hydrogenation and hydrogen transfer reactions, oxidation and hydroxylation, olefin metathesis and related C-C coupling reactions, and isomerization, oligomerization, and polymerization reactions. Topics will be devoted to novel mono- and bi-nuclear ruthenium compounds, complexes with diverse chiral ligands, and ruthenium antitumor agents. Cutting-edge applications in biology and medicine, catalysis, materials science, petrochemicals, and agrochemicals will be covered while disclosing the most relevant trends in future development.

Prof. Dr. Albert Demonceau
Prof. Dr. Ileana Dragutan
Prof. Dr. Valerian Dragutan
Guest Editors


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  • anti-tumor agents
  • aqueous ruthenium systems
  • arene ligands
  • bioactive compounds
  • bi-nuclear complexes
  • cage compounds
  • carborane complexes
  • cellular interactions
  • chemotherapeutic treatment
  • chiral complexes
  • dendritic molecules
  • DNA-binding
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • immobilized catalysts
  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • porphyrine-ruthenium complexes
  • macro-molecular structures
  • supra-molecular assemblies

Published Papers (3 papers)

Molecules 2014, 19(4), 5402-5420; doi:10.3390/molecules19045402 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 17 April 2014 / Accepted: 22 April 2014 / Published: 24 April 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(4), 5028-5087; doi:10.3390/molecules19045028
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Molecules 2014, 19(4), 4635-4653; doi:10.3390/molecules19044635
Received: 24 February 2014; in revised form: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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Last update: 19 November 2013

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