Special Issue "Coordination Chemistry of Silicon"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue
The chemistry of silicon has always been a field of major concern due to its proximity to carbon on the periodic table. From the molecular chemist’s viewpoint, one of the most interesting differences between carbon and silicon is their divergent coordination behavior. In fact, silicon is prone to form hyper-coordinate organosilicon complexes and, as conveyed by reports in the literature, highly sophisticated ligand systems are required to furnish low-coordinate organosilicon complexes. Tremendous progress in experimental, as well as computational techniques has granted synthetic access to a broad range of coordination numbers for silicon, and the scientific endeavor, ongoing for decades, was rewarded with landmark discoveries in the field of organosilicon chemistry. Molecular congeners of silicon(0), as well as silicon oxides were unveiled and the prominent group 14 metalloid proved its applicability in homogenous catalysis as a supportive ligand or even as a center of catalytic activity. This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in coordination chemistry of silicon with transition metals as well as main group elements, including the stabilization of low-valent silicon species through the coordination of electron donor ligands. Therefore, this issue is associated with the development of novel synthetic methodologies, structural elucidations, bonding analysis, and also possible applications in catalysis or chemical transformations using related organosilicon compounds.
Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue
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- Transition metal complexes with silicon based ligands
- Main group element complexes with silicon based ligands
- Donor stabilized low valent silicon compounds
- Donor stabilized silicon cations
- Hypercoordinate silicon compounds
- Bond Activation