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Special Issue "Structural Characterization of Metallic Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: metallic complexes; XRD; magnetic properties; spectroscopic methods; XAS; oxalate complexes; structural conversion; protein studies
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Metal complexes have been structurally studied for many years due to both the possibility to develop an understanding of chemical properties and their practical applications, and many different techniques have been used depending on the state and properties. The interest in metal compounds does not cease because of their topological variety and promising properties. At present, metal organic frameworks (MOF) are studied as porous materials but also due to structural conversions. Iridium complexes are synthesized because of fluorescent and phosphorescent properties being tried in OLEDs preparation. Octacyanometallates allow for the modulation of structure dimensionality, and strong magnetic coupling is observed. Chirality of the metal complexes might be important for the preparation of non-linear optics (NLO) materials. Metallic complexes are used for coatings preparation in medicine or in material science via different techniques. Obviously, there are many more metal compound classes characterized by different structure motifs and properties.
We encourage you to share your knowledge in the very broad field of metallic complexes, revealing their multiple properties and structures. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the results of the latest works on the structural studies of metal complexes, and the potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Synthesis methods;
- Structure determination using single crystal XRD but also powder methods;
- Structural end electron properties determined by different methods involved in solids studies;
- Characterization of different properties of metal complexes—magnetic, fluorescent, porosity, conductivity, chirality;
- Structural conversions between different crystalline forms;
- Application of theoretical methods for determination of structures and properties of metallic complexes;
- Synchrotron radiation application for structure determination of solids.
Dr. Tadeusz Muzioł
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Metallic complexes
- Magnetic properties
- Spectroscopic methods
- Structural conversion
- Luminescent properties