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Special Issue "First-Row Transition Metal Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
First row transition metals and their complexes are ubiquitous in chemistry and biochemistry and are technologically useful as well. Many living organisms contain enzymes that are comprised of metal complexes; for example, nitrogenases, responsible for the reduction of nitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3), utilize iron (Fe) as part of their molecular machinery. Coordination complexes are also widely used in industrial settings. Molecules such as metal phthalocyanines (e.g., copper (Cu)) find use as dyes and pigments. Metal complex formation itself is used as a technique for extracting metals from ores (e.g., nickel (Ni, Co)). The production of commercially important polymers relies on the use of coordination or organometallic complexes of metals such as titanium (Ti) or chromium (Cr), while metals can be separated from each other by differences in the solubilities of their resultant metal complexes with various ligands. This Special Issue of Inorganics highlights various chemistries of first row transition metal complexes and the relevance that these molecules have with respect to our daily lives.
Prof. Dr. John C. Gordon
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Inorganics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- first row transition metal