Next Article in Journal
Effects of Bacterial Fermentation on the Biochemical Constituents and Antioxidant Potential of Fermented and Unfermented Soybeans Using Probiotic Bacillus subtilis (KCTC 13241)
Next Article in Special Issue
o-Carboranylalkoxy-1,3,5-Triazine Derivatives: Synthesis, Characterization, X-ray Structural Studies, and Biological Activity
Previous Article in Journal
Preparation, Characterization, and Biological Activities of Topical Anti-Aging Ingredients in a Citrus junos Callus Extract
Article Menu
Issue 12 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperReview
Molecules 2017, 22(12), 2201;

Ferrocene and Transition Metal Bis(Dicarbollides) as Platform for Design of Rotatory Molecular Switches

A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, 28 Vavilov Str., Moscow 119991, Russia
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 27 November 2017 / Accepted: 1 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Materials Derived from Polyhedral Boron Clusters)


Design of rotatory molecular switches based on extremely stable sandwich organometallic complexes ferrocene and bis(dicarbollide) complexes of transition metals is reviewed. The “on”–“off” switching in these systems can be controlled by various external stimuli such as change of the solution pH, interactions with coordinating species or redox reactions involving the central atom or substituents in the ligands. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular switches; ferrocene; transition metal bis(dicarbollides) molecular switches; ferrocene; transition metal bis(dicarbollides)

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sivaev, I.B. Ferrocene and Transition Metal Bis(Dicarbollides) as Platform for Design of Rotatory Molecular Switches. Molecules 2017, 22, 2201.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top