Special Issue "Metal-Containing Halogen-Bonded Materials: A New Frontier of Halogen-Bonded Crystal Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: halogen bonding; mechanochemistry; supramolecular chemistry; solid-state and solvent-free synthesis of organic and metal–organic materials; crystallisation and crystallography of molecular solids
Halogen bonding has been recognized as one of the most important structure-directing interactions and a reliable crystal engineering tool. Halogen bonds are sigma-hole interactions that are uniquely suited for constructing functional materials by supramolecular self-assembly via a specific molecular recognition. Over the past few decades, research into halogen bonding has mostly focused on organic systems, and the use of halogen bonding to direct the assembly of metal–organic or organometallic building blocks remains unexplored. However, controlling the solid-state assembly of metal–organic units by halogen bonding, as well as other related sigma-hole interactions, is rapidly emerging as an attractive target for crystal engineering, with new potential in creating supramolecular porous materials capable of selective molecular transport or separation, sensing, or sorption. The presence of metal-based building blocks can impart halogen-bonded materials with new magnetic, optical, and electrical properties that are not readily accessible in purely organic materials. So far, a number of reported studies and approaches for incorporating metals into halogen-bonded architectures have been reported and include: (i) Single-component metal–organic solids involving coordination compounds with pendant halogen bond donor groups, (ii) multicomponent ionic structures involving ionic or neutral halogen bond donors, and (iii) metal–organic cocrystals involving neutral organic halogen bond donors.
This Special Issue will investigate this new frontier of crystal engineering and explore the recent advances in fundamental understanding, design, and applications of halogen-bonded metal–organic materials. We would be delighted to receive your original research articles, as well as reviews on the design of halogen-bonded materials involving metal-containing building blocks.
Assoc. Prof. Dominik Cinčić
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Halogen bond
- Coordination compounds
- Metal–organic solids
- Special properties
- Halogen-bonded architectures
- Functional supramolecular materials
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. Prof. Tomislav FriĹĄÄiÄ
2. Prof. Rissanen Kari, Dr. Puttreddy Rakesh
Title: Halogen bonds in Polymeric 2,5-Dihalopyridine-Copper(I) Complexes
3. Professor Elfi Kraka
Title: Metal halogen bonding - seen through the eyes of vibrational spectroscopy
4. Prof. Peter Politzer
5. Cobaloximes as building blocks in halogen-bonded cocrystals' authored by Nikola Bedekovic, Valentina Martinez, Edi Topic, Vladimir Stilinovic and Dominik Cincic.
6. Cocrystallisation of coordination compound derived from copper(II) chloride and 4-aminoacetophenone with perhalogenated halogen bond donor' authored by Marin Liovic, Katarina Lisac and Dominik Cincic.