Special Issue "Metal Complexes: Applications in Chemistry and Materials Science"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Greg A. Brewer
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Department of Chemistry, Catholic University of America, Washington, United States
Interests: supramolecular; chiral recognition; structure; magnetism; spin crossover

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This monogragh focuses on areas where metal complexes are used in a wide range of applications. Topics are selected on the basis of the unique characteristics of metal complexes: varying geometries, coordination number, oxidation states, electronic states and reactivity, and the utilization of these properties in a range of modern chemical applications. Examples will include:

  • Design of metal complexes incorporated into MOF materials that exhibit size specificity for inclusion of gaseous (hydrogen and carbon oxides) and other guests. 
  • The utilization of spin crossover complexes as materials to be incorporated into molecular electronics or detection devices.
  • Use of complexes as starting materials in CVD or solvothermal reactions to prepare materials that have desired electrical or magnetic properties. 
  • Ability of metal complexes to participate in chiral recognition, spontaneous resolution and rearrangements. 
  • Metal complexes used in formation of polymers and nanoparticles. 

All cases will relate the basic properties of the metal complex to the desired characteristics of the material that it produces and the applications for which it is intended. Experimental details, including structure, spectroscopic data and physical methods will be provided to support the work.

Prof. Greg A. Brewer

Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • spin crossover complexes as materials for electronic applications-complexes employed in MOFs
  • complexes used in solvothermal synthesis of new materials
  • supramolecular chiral recognition
  • catalysts or reactants for new polymers
  • applications involving Lanthanides or Actinides

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Use of Pyrazole Hydrogen Bonding in Tripodal Complexes to Form Self Assembled Homochiral Dimers
Materials 2020, 13(7), 1595; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13071595 (registering DOI) - 31 Mar 2020
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The 3:1 condensation of 5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxaldehyde (MepyrzH) with tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (tren) gives the tripodal ligand tren(MePyrzH)3. Aerial oxidation of a solution of cobalt(II) with this ligand in the presence of base results in the isolation of the insoluble Co(tren)(MePyrz)3. This complex reacts [...] Read more.
The 3:1 condensation of 5-methyl-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxaldehyde (MepyrzH) with tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (tren) gives the tripodal ligand tren(MePyrzH)3. Aerial oxidation of a solution of cobalt(II) with this ligand in the presence of base results in the isolation of the insoluble Co(tren)(MePyrz)3. This complex reacts with acids, HCl/NaClO4, NH4ClO4, NH4BF4, and NH4I to give the crystalline compounds Co(tren)(MePyrzH)3(ClO4)3, {[Co(tren)(MePyrzH0.5)3](ClO4)1.5}2 {[Co(tren)(MePyrzH0.5)3](BF4)1.5}2 and [Co(tren)(MePyrzH)3][Co(tren)(MePyrzH)3]I2. The latter three complexes are dimeric, held together by three Npyrazole –HNpyrazolate hydrogen bonds. The structures and symmetries of these homochiral dimers or pseudodimers are discussed in terms of their space group. Possible applications of these complexes by incorporation into new materials are mentioned. Full article
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Synthesis of Terpyridine-Terminated Amphiphilic Block Copolymers and Their Self-Assembly into Metallo-Polymer Nanovesicles
Materials 2019, 12(4), 601; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12040601 - 17 Feb 2019
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Polystyrene-b-polyethylene glycol (PS-b-PEG) amphiphilic block copolymers featuring a terminal tridentate N,N,N-ligand (terpyridine) were synthesized for the first time through an efficient route. In this approach, telechelic chain-end modified polystyrenes were produced via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization by [...] Read more.
Polystyrene-b-polyethylene glycol (PS-b-PEG) amphiphilic block copolymers featuring a terminal tridentate N,N,N-ligand (terpyridine) were synthesized for the first time through an efficient route. In this approach, telechelic chain-end modified polystyrenes were produced via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization by using terpyridine trithiocarbonate as the chain-transfer agent, after which the hydrophilic polyethylene glycol (PEG) block was incorporated into the hydrophobic polystyrene (PS) block in high yields via a thiol-ene process. Following metal-coordination with Mn2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, and Zn2+, the resulting metallo-polymers were self-assembled into spherical, vesicular nanostructures, as characterized by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging. 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: Use of Hydrogen Bonding in Tripodal Complexes to Form Self Assembled Dimers, 1D Chains and 2D Sheets

Authors: G. Brewer; C. Brewer; R. Butcher and P. Zavalij

2. Title: The Influence on Spin State and Spin Crossover Behavior of Tripodal Complexes of tris(2-aminoethyl)amine and Relatives with First Row Transition Metal Ions

Author: G. Brewer

3. Title: Metalated Nucleic Acids: Diagnosis and Therapy

Author: Madhuri Hande

4. Title: An Overview on the Naphthoquinone Ligands, Their Metal Complexes and Biological-Active Properties

Authors: Violeta Niculescu and Liviu Chirigiu

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