Special Issue "Bond Activation and Catalysis Using Main-Group Elements"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 10868
Molecular catalysis represents one of the major categories in the broad catalysis field. Molecular catalysis research has primarily focused on transition metal-based catalysts owing to their high catalytic efficiency and activity. The success of transition-metal catalysis is attributed to the transition metal’s valence d-orbitals and unique interaction between metals and ligands, resulting in important features such as fast redox kinetics. However, the use of transition metals may also raise issues related to sustainability, such as high cost and high toxicity, which has prompted the research for alternative catalytic systems that offer comparable or higher catalytic activities with fewer drawbacks. The advancement of main-group element catalysts with comparable catalytic efficiency and activity is a critical step towards widespread use of main-group elements in bond activation and catalysis. This Special Issue aims to collect research articles and critical reviews that highlight recent advances in the broad field of main-group element-based bond activation and catalysis.
Dr. Jianbing "Jimmy" Jiang
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- Main-group element catalysis
- Main-group element chemistry
- Bond activation