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Special Issue "Schiff-Base Metal Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: functional molecular materials; molecular aggregation; sensing; transition metal complexes; zinc; nonlinear optical properties
Schiff-base metal complexes represent one of most popular and studied families of coordination compounds. Thanks to their relatively simple and flexible synthetic routes, which allow the achievement of many structures, and the variability of the electronic and structural properties induced by the coordinated metal center, these compounds exhibit many characteristics. Moreover, the combination of these features gives the possibility to design and synthesize new molecular architectures with versatile, desired properties. Therefore, these classical coordination compounds have recently emerged as molecular multifunctional materials. Indeed Schiff-base metal complexes are involved as crystalline, polymeric, supramolecular, mesogenic, nanostructured materials or metal-organic frameworks, having variegated photophysical, magnetic, and electronic properties, with potential application as functional materials in the field of catalysis, as sensors, OLED, solar cells, and cell imaging. Much of the interest for this family of complexes is also related to their antimicrobial/antibacterial activity. Hence, Schiff-base metal complexes are classical compounds for modern applications under continuous development.
This Special Issue aims to provide a collection of reviews and research articles on recent advances in all the above aspects involving metal Schiff-base complexes, to offer to researchers and readers a forum of discussion and scientific exchange.
Prof. Dr. Santo Di Bella
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- Schiff-base complexes
- Synthetic methods
- Supramolecular chemistry
- Metal-organic frameworks
- Nanostructured materials
- Molecular sensors
- Optical and magnetic properties
- Mesogenic properties
- Antimicrobial/antibacterial activity