Special Issue "Synergy Between Main Group and Transition Metal Chemistry"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 278

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stephen Mansell
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Interests: homogeneous catalysis; organometallic chemistry; phosphorus chemistry; C–H activation; rare-earth chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Simon Aldridge
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Guest Editor
Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR, UK
Interests: main group chemistry; bond activation and catalysis; small molecule activation; multiple bonds; Lewis acids in detection/sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern Inorganic Chemistry is split up into many fields, including Solid-State Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, and Heterogeneous Catalysis to name but a few. Two core areas of Inorganic Chemistry that have been of huge importance over the last 50 years are Transition Metal Chemistry, focusing on the d-block metals, and Main Group Chemistry, which studies the s- and p-block elements. In the 21st century, we see huge potential in discovery groundbreaking results from the combination of different fields of chemistry driven by the different properties and advantages that can be exploited from different areas of the periodic table as well as the different approaches that each sub-field takes. This Special Issue explores the idea of synergy between transition metal and main group systems, which is likely to be of increasing importance as many more new reactions and species are discovered. This includes improved homogeneous catalysts that exploit the active participation of ligands in the catalytic cycle (p-block chemistry combined with traditional reactivity modes of the late transition metals), borylation reactions (driven by transition metal boryl species), and many others.

For this Special Issue, we are seeking to showcase the extent and depth of current research that combines main group and transition metal chemistry. Often, this can utilize organometallic chemistry as the bridge between these fields, but this is not exclusive. Therefore, we invite you to contribute papers that will be openly accessible, allowing your research to inform and influence the scientists working in these areas to help push the boundaries between these exciting areas.

Dr. Stephen Mansell
Prof. Dr. Simon Aldridge
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • organometallic chemistry
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • synergistic effects
  • transition metal chemistry
  • main group chemistry

Published Papers

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