Special Issue "Metal Complexes Containing Boron Based Ligands"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019)
Dr. Gareth Owen
University of South Wales, School of Applied Sciences, Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Interests: complexes containing boron-based ligands; Z-type ligands; borohydride ligands; hydrogen shuttle processes within complexes; element-element activation across metal-boron bonds; boron-based ligands for hydrogen atom storage and ligand cooperation catalysis
Boron-based compounds have been utilized as ligands for many decades now, during which time there has been a fascinating array of compounds reported. Boron is most notable for its potential to be modified with an extraordinarily broad range of functional groups and for the diverse way in which these groups interact with metal centres. For this reason, they remain curiosities and there is still much to understand. There have been plenty of ground-breaking developments along the way. For example, an enduring interest in Trofimenko-type scorpionate ligands as well as in cluster type borane- and carborane-based ligands. In addition to interstitial boron atoms within metal clusters, the coordination chemistry of boron containing heterocycles has also been established. In recent times, there have been some very exciting developments which have further reinvigorated the field. Pioneering work by outstanding leaders have led to the discovery of yet more ways in which novel boron functional groups can interact with metal centres. Alongside this, there has been a significant growth in the chemistry of metal-boryl, -borane and borohydride compounds and their interconversions via migrations of hydrogen and other groups between boron and metal centres. These have found application within element-hydrogen bond activations and ligand cooperation catalysis. The nature of the metal-boron interaction has also been of great interest. Boron-based ligands have been shown to act as X- and Z-type ligands and, in some cases, even as L-type (acting as a Lewis Base). Furthermore, the way in which they influence other ligands within the complex has also attracted significant attention. This Special Issue aims to bring together a collection of research and review contributions highlighting recent advances in all areas involving boron based ligands. I invite you to submit your manuscript to this Special Issue.
Dr. Gareth Owen
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- Boryl, borane and borohydride based ligands
- Trofimenko-type and flexible-scorpionate ligands
- Boranes, carboranes and related species as ligands
- Boron containing heterocycles
- Interstitial boron
- Reactivity involving metal-boron cooperation