Special Issue "Chiral Metal Complexes and Their Hybrid Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Takashiro Akitus
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: inorganic chemistry; coordination chemistry; crystallography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Besides sole-compounds, hybrid materials may be important for current chemistry and materials science. Of particular interest are organic/inorganic hybrid materials of (chiral) metal complexes and other functional materials such as photo-polymers, solid-state metal catalysts, and proteins. The expected superior functions of hybrid materials that are not exhibited by sole-compounds must be useful, as well as important, for both basic and applied purposes. However, supramolecular structures of such hybrid materials are not simple, and some method or index for structural information should be established. Recently, I have edited Special Issues entitled “Symmetric and Asymmetric Metal Complexes” and “Symmetry in Coordination Chemistry” in Symmetry (MDPI) and have explored the importance of chirality of metal complexes solely. In this Special Issue, I would like to expand the chirality from metal complex to hybrid materials including metal complexes. This Special Issue of Materials, “Chiral Metal Complexes and their Hybrid Materials”, features articles on such papers related to not only the chirality of metal complexes but also the resulting chirality of hybrid materials, supramolecular structures, or crystallography, photochemistry, and spectroscopy associated with the chirality of these materials.

Prof. Dr. Takashiro Akitsu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • metal complex
  • chirality
  • hybrid material
  • polymer
  • nano-particle
  • surface
  • biomaterials
  • photochemistry
  • magnetic property
  • redox
  • catalysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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