Special Issue "Bipyridines: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019).
Interests: organic chemistry; atropisomery; chirality; halogen and chalcogen bonds; 4,4’-bipyridine; enantioseparations; functionalization of carbon nanotubes
This Special Issue is dedicated to all aspects of bipyridine chemistry. Bipyridines represent the important family of heterocycles, having two pyridines directly linked together giving either symmetrical isomers (2,2′, 3,3′, and 4,4′) or asymmetrical ones (2,3′, 2,4′, and 3,4′). These compounds, especially the 2,2’ and 4,4’ isomers, are known as excellent ligands in coordination chemistry, with an impact in many fields including catalysis and material chemistry. Besides coordination to metals, the nitrogen atoms of bipyridines are able to interact with different molecules through non-covalent interactions (hydrogen or halogen bonds), leading to supramolecular structures with interesting properties. Another important aspect of bipyridine chemistry is the possibility of introducing chirality through ring functionalization or restricted rotation (atropisomery), thus increasing their importance in asymmetry-based applications. Finally, with regard to 4,4’-bipyridines, the quaternization of nitrogens generates viologens, which are known for their good electrochemical properties.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers based on original research, or reviews that describe the synthesis of functionalized bipyridines and their applications, ranging from novel synthetic transformations to the design and development of new materials.
Dr. Victor Mamane
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- Coordination chemistry
- Coordination polymers and MOFs
- Ligand design
- Non-covalent interactions
- Synthetic methods