Special Issue "Binuclear Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: inorganic molecular chemistry; coordination; organometallic and bioorganometallic chemistry; biomimetism; bimetallic activation; hydrogenases and nitrogenase models; activation of small molecules; synthesis and reactivity; inorganic and organometallic electrochemistry and electrocatalysts
Binuclear complexes of transition metals have attracted the interest of a great number of chemists for several decades in their quest for new homogeneous catalysts, as well as in mimicking, with simple molecular models, the active sites of metalloenzymes or the surfaces of heterogeneous catalysts. The research on functional bimetallic catalysts has, in particular, found inspiration in the functions of metalloenzymes which are often based on polymetallic activation. As an example, an outstanding bioorganometallic chemistry has been extensively developed in the last few years for reproducing the activity of [FeFe]- or [NiFe]-hydrogenases in the hope of obtaining efficient electrocatalysts for an alternative free-noble metal production of H2. Currently, the activation of small molecules using dinuclear complexes, based on non-noble metals, is a modern challenge that offers promising perspectives. The attractiveness of such systems lies in the expected cooperative bimetallic activation that two proximate metal centers may afford, and in their ability to induce transformations of substrates that are different from those observed with catalysts having a single-metal center. Moreover, coordinatively-unsaturated dinuclear compounds, featuring metal–metal multiple bonds provide original templates, as well as electron-reservoirs for multisite activation.
This Special Issue aims to highlight recent developments in bimetallic complex topics, covering their syntheses, characterization, and stoichiometric reactivity or catalytic activity for novel activation modes of substrates, as well as electrochemical and theoretical studies.Prof. Dr. Philippe Schollhammer
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- dinuclear complexes
- bimetallic activation
- activation of small molecules
- synthesis and reactivity
- catalytic activity
- mechanism determination
- structure-reactivity relation-ship