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Special Issue "Transition Metal Complexes as Catalysts in Organic Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2020.
Dr. Dmytro Nesterov Website 1 Website 2 E-Mail
Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: homogeneous catalysis; selective catalysis; oxidative transformations; C–H activation; catalysis by poly- and hetero-metallic complexes; reaction mechanisms; synthesis of coordination compounds
The coordination compounds of transition metals occupy a special place among the catalysts in organic chemistry because of their pronounced activity and their variety of properties. The catalytic features of transition metal complexes are under the strong influence of their ligands, which, in this way, become a useful tool to control the properties of the catalytic system. The design of the structure of a coordination compound (catalyst) is of crucial importance for its catalytic applications. Despite the great progress in understanding the structure–properties correlations, as well as the development of numerous synthetic processes, the catalytic parameters of many reactions are far from perfect, especially in the field of fine chemistry (such as asymmetric C–H functionalization, activation of small molecules, and others).
This Special Issue is focused on the recent advances in the catalytic applications of transition metal complexes towards the organic transformations, including C–H activation, C–C coupling, and so on. This covers the investigation of the fundamental processes and reaction mechanisms, as well as the development of novel synthetic protocols involving transition metal complexes as catalysts.
Dr. Dmytro Nesterov
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- Homogeneous catalysis
- Complexes of transition metals
- Polynuclear complexes and heterometallic complexes
- Reaction intermediates
- Catalytic mechanisms
- Organic synthesis