Special Issue "N-Heterocyclic Carbene Metal Complexes: From Design to Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Dr. Hani Amouri
CNRS Research Director, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Universités Paris 06, and CNRS, IPCM, UMR 8232, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
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Interests: N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes; coordination chemistry; luminescent properties; organometallics and catalysis; structural aspects in N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes; metallodrugs
N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs) have witnessed tremendous growth over the last quarter century, since the report by Arduengo and coworkers, in 1991, on the isolation of the first stable free carbene. However, the synthesis of the first (NHC)-metal complexes was reported back in 1968 by Ofele and Wanzlick. The ubiquitous nature of these carbene ligands allowed them to become privileged ligands in the area of organometallics and catalysis. More recently, the chemistry of metallo-carbenes has started gain interest from other fields by acting as metallodrugs, in metallosupramolecular chemistry and also in the area of photoluminescence. Indeed, due to their strong σ-donor, a novel class of stable luminescent materials with useful properties was obtained. This Special Issue aims to highlight the structural and chemical diversity of N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes, as well as their broad fields of application.
Dr. Hani Amouri
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- N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes
- coordination chemistry
- luminescent properties
- organometallics and catalysis
- structural aspects in N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes