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The 160th Anniversary of the Schiff Base Discovery: Obtaining Functional Molecules with Schiff Bases

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 2347

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Dear Colleagues,

Schiff bases (imine or azomethine -N=CH-), which were first obtained by the German chemist H. Schiff in 1864, may be a part of a popular group of organic compounds prepared form primary amines and aldehyde or ketone. Many studies have been carried out on Schiff bases not only as organic compounds, but also as ligands for metal complexes. Schiff base ligands played an important role in the development of inorganic coordination chemistry and were an essential point in the development of bioinorganic chemistry and optical or magnetic materials in the solid state. These are most widely used as intermediates in organic synthesis, and applied for catalysts, pigments and dyes, polymer stabilizers, etc. As such, this Special Issue is aimed at a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of Schiff base compounds, with an emphasis on the latest advances, including the basic (physical and chemical) properties of Schiff bases; the formation mechanism or principles in the synthesis of Schiff bases; reactions associated with Schiff bases; Schiff base ligands for metal complexes; analysis or classification of Schiff base compounds; medicinal or biological application of Schiff bases; and usage of Schiff bases in materials or engineering.

Prof. Dr. Takashiro Akitsu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • azomethine
  • imine
  • synthesis
  • functions
  • Schiff base

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Recent Advances in Chiral Schiff Base Compounds in 2023
by China Takeda, Daisuke Nakane and Takashiro Akitsu
Molecules 2023, 28(24), 7990; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28247990 - 7 Dec 2023
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Schiff bases (imine or azomethine –N=CH–), which were first obtained by a German chemist, H [...] Full article

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Towards Industrially Important Applications of Enhanced Organic Reactions by Microfluidic Systems
by Ayesha Zafar, China Takeda, Asif Manzoor, Daiki Tanaka, Masashi Kobayashi, Yoshitora Wadayama, Daisuke Nakane, Adnan Majeed, Muhammad Adnan Iqbal and Takashiro Akitsu
Molecules 2024, 29(2), 398; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules29020398 - 13 Jan 2024
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This review presents a comprehensive evaluation for the manufacture of organic molecules via efficient microfluidic synthesis. Microfluidic systems provide considerably higher control over the growth, nucleation, and reaction conditions compared with traditional large-scale synthetic methods. Microfluidic synthesis has become a crucial technique for [...] Read more.
This review presents a comprehensive evaluation for the manufacture of organic molecules via efficient microfluidic synthesis. Microfluidic systems provide considerably higher control over the growth, nucleation, and reaction conditions compared with traditional large-scale synthetic methods. Microfluidic synthesis has become a crucial technique for the quick, affordable, and efficient manufacture of organic and organometallic compounds with complicated characteristics and functions. Therefore, a unique, straightforward flow synthetic methodology can be developed to conduct organic syntheses and improve their efficiency. Full article
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