Special Issue "Advanced Coordination Polymers"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Catherine P. Raptopoulou
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Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) NCSR Demokritos 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
Interests: coordination chemistry; X-ray crystallography; molecular magnetic materials; structure–properties relationship; reactivity of coordination clusters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of coordination polymers has been growing during the last decades, because of the enormous variety of interesting molecular topologies they present, often unprecedented in inorganic compounds and in minerals, and of their excellent properties with promising applications in gas storage, gas/vapor separation, size-, shape-, and enantio-selective catalysis, luminescent and fluorescent materials, and drug storage and delivery. The framework topologies are primarily dependent upon the structural features of the building block units, i.e., the coordination preferences of the metals and/or metal clusters serving as nodes and the functionality of the organic ligands serving as spacers. The chemical and structural diversity of coordination polymers is also dependent upon various chemical factors, such as temperature, pH, reaction solvent, template effects, role of the counteranion as a coordinating or not-coordinating building-block, etc.

This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality full articles containing original research results describing the latest advances in the synthesis, structural characterization, topologies, properties, and applications of all types of coordination polymers.

Dr. Catherine P. Raptopoulou
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • coordination polymers
  • synthesis, structures, and topology of coordination polymers
  • porous materials
  • applications of coordination polymers in energy
  • applications of coordination polymers in catalysis
  • applications of coordination polymers in gas/vapor separation
  • multifunctional materials
  • magnetic coordination polymers

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‘Metal Complexes as Ligands’ for the Synthesis of Coordination Polymers: A MnIII Monomer as a Building Block for the Preparation of an Unprecedented 1-D {MnIIMnIII}n Linear Chain
Materials 2020, 13(6), 1352; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13061352 - 17 Mar 2020
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A relatively unexplored synthetic route in redox-active Mn(II/III) coordination chemistry has been employed toward the preparation of a new mixed-valence MnII/III 1-D linear chain from the reaction of [MnIII(sacb)2] precursor with a MnII source, where sacbH [...] Read more.
A relatively unexplored synthetic route in redox-active Mn(II/III) coordination chemistry has been employed toward the preparation of a new mixed-valence MnII/III 1-D linear chain from the reaction of [MnIII(sacb)2] precursor with a MnII source, where sacbH2 is the Schiff base ligand N-salicylidene-2-amino-5-chlorobenzoic acid. The mononuclear (Pr2NH2)[MnIII(sacb)2] (1) compound was obtained in excellent yields (>85%) from the 1:2:3 reaction of Mn(O2CMe)2∙4H2O, sacbH2 and Pr2NH, respectively. In 1, the two doubly deprotonated sacb2− ligands act as Ocarboxylate,Nimine,Ophenoxide-tridentate chelates, while the second carboxylate O atom of sacb2− is dangling and H-bonded to the Pr2NH2+ countercation. Complex 1 was subsequently used as a ‘ligand’ to react stoichiometrically with the ‘metal’ Mn(NO3)2∙4H2O, thus leading to the 1-D coordination polymer {[MnIIMnIII(sacb)2(H2O)2(MeOH)2](NO3)}n (2) in good yields (~50%). The removal of Pr2NH2+ from the vicinity of the [MnIII(sacb)2] metalloligand has rendered possible (vide infra) the coordination of the second Ocarboxylate of sacb2− to neighboring {MnII(H2O)2(MeOH)2}2+ units, and consequently the formation of the 1-D polymer 2. Direct-current (dc) magnetic susceptibility studies revealed the presence of very weak antiferromagnetic exchange interactions between alternating MnIII and MnII atoms with a coupling constant of J = −0.08 cm−1 for g = 2.00. The combined results demonstrate the potential of the ‘metal complexes as ligands’ approach to yield new mixed-valence Mn(II/III) coordination polymers with interesting structural motifs and physicochemical properties. Full article
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Cyclodextrins Modified/Coated Metal–Organic Frameworks
Materials 2020, 13(6), 1273; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13061273 - 11 Mar 2020
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Recent progress about a novel organic–inorganic hybrid materials, namely cyclodextrins (CDs) modified/coated metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is summarized by using a special categorization method focusing on the interactions between CDs and MOFs moieties, such as ligand–metal cations interactions, supramolecular interactions including host–guest interactions and [...] Read more.
Recent progress about a novel organic–inorganic hybrid materials, namely cyclodextrins (CDs) modified/coated metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is summarized by using a special categorization method focusing on the interactions between CDs and MOFs moieties, such as ligand–metal cations interactions, supramolecular interactions including host–guest interactions and hydrogen bonding, as well as covalent bonds. This review mainly focuses on the interactions between CDs and MOFs and the strategy of combining them together, diverse external stimuli responsiveness of CDs-modified/coated MOFs, as well as applications of these hybrid materials to drug delivery and release system, catalysis and detection materials. Additionally, due to the importance of investigating advanced chemical architectures and physiochemical properties of CDs-modified/coated MOFs, a separate section is involved in diverse characterization methods and instruments. Furthermore, this minireview also foresees future research directions in this rapidly developing field. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Mixed-valence MnII/III 1-D Chain: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Characterization
Authors: Georgios Karotsis, Christos Lampropoulos, Albert Escuer, Theocharis C. Stamatatos
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