Special Issue "Binuclear Complexes II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1620
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
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Binuclear complexes of transition metals continue to attract increasing interest in the field of coordination and organometallic chemistry. They afford very promising perspectives for homogeneous catalysis, thanks to original bond activation processes which are induced by the cooperativity of two metal centers in close proximity. Over the last several decades, polymetallic active sites of metalloenzymes (hydrogenase, nitrogenase or CO-deshydrogenase, etc.) have inspired the search for Earth-abundant transition metal catalysts for challenging processes such as hydrogen production/uptake, nitrogen fixation or CO2 reduction. The biomimicry of outstanding natural cofactors combining bimetallic and metal–ligand cooperativities, such as the active site of [FeFe]-hydrogenases, has strongly stimulated the development of the chemistry of binuclear systems. Recent advances confirm the high ability for the molecular activation and diversity of dinuclear complexes, which are built either using pre-shaped dinuclear platforms or mono-nuclear building blocks, or else with sophisticated encapsulating and dinucleating non-innocent polydentate ligands.
“Binuclear Complexes II" is the second edition of the Special Issue entitled "Binuclear Complexes", published in 2019 in Inorganics. It aims to cover the various and recent developments in transition metal dinuclear complexes, including their synthesis and characterization, their stoichiometric and catalytic activity towards small-molecule transformations as well as physico-chemical (spectroscopic, electrochemical, etc.) and theoretical aspects concerning the investigation of their operating mechanisms.
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 relationship