The Role of Nitrogen Ligands in Catalysis

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis in Organic and Polymer Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 862

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Interests: CO2 transformation; C-H Activation; Nanomaterials; Sustainable Catalysis and Thermophysical Properties
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Interests: green chemistry; innovative product design; sustainable processes; functionalized materials (in particular, involving C-scorpionates); catalysis (homogeneous, supported or nano- catalysis); electrochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nitrogen ligands (N ligands) are key players in a wide diversity of fields, namely, coordination, metal–organic, catalysis (both homogeneous and heterogeneous), inorganic and bioinorganic, materials, functionalization, supramolecular assemblies, electrochemistry, and C–H bond activation. This Special Issue intends to highlight the roles of N ligands in modern chemistry, showing their ability as components of more complex assemblies such as MOFs (metal organic frameworks) and dendrimers. Thus, in this Special Issue, we invite new and important perspectives, approaches, and applications of potential nitrogen ligands in catalysis.

Based on the above considerations, submissions to this Special Issue are welcome in the form of original research papers, reviews, or communications that highlight promising recent research and novel trends in the field of N ligands in catalysis. These could either encompass the (photo)catalytic transformation of various organic compounds to value-added. Reactions could be in liquid or gas phase, employing a variety of catalysts. The topic also concerns the development of new catalysts’ synthetic routes for the abovementioned catalytic reactions, as well as the establishment of structure–property relationships for the understanding of the reaction mechanisms. Moreover, studies dealing with the use of physical activation methods (e.g., ultrasound, microwave, ball-milling, non-thermal plasma, UV, electrochemistry) either for selective and total catalytic reactions or for the design of N-ligands with improved characteristics and catalytic properties in view of the topic of this Special Issue are also very welcome.

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Submission Deadline: 30 June 2021

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Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
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  • catalysis (both homogeneous and heterogeneous)
  • inorganic and bioinorganic
  • materials
  • functionalization
  • supramolecular assemblies
  • electrochemistry and C–H bond activation

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