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Special Issue "Multimetallic Complexes and Coordination Compounds"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Johann Hlina

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
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Interests: multimetallic chemistry, f-element chemistry, main group chemistry, hydrofunctionalisation catalysis, sustainable chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Christoph Marschner

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
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Interests: main group chemistry, low valent and hypercoordinate compounds, electronically delocalised compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multimetallic complexes have been intriguing coordination chemists for a long time. The potential for properties exceeding the possibilities of complexes with only a single metal centre has sparked interest in various areas of both fundamental and applied research.

Over the decades, the interaction of multiple metal atoms has challenged our understanding of chemical bonding and aided in its development and refinement. Beyond intermetallic bonding, the study of magnetic properties of multimetallic complexes provides important advances in the field of molecular magnetism, which is a key research area in the development of high-density data storage devices. The lessons we have learned from enzymatic processes that work through the cooperation of two or more metal centres to accomplish challenging chemical reactions under mild conditions provide fertile ground for the fast growing field of biomimetik chemistry. Furthermore, the underlying principles are also the foundation for the development of industrial processes based on cooperative catalysis as energy- and resource-efficient alternatives to contemporary production methods. These are merely a few selected areas in which multimetallic coordination compounds have exhibited properties and reactivities unprecedented in the chemistry of monometallic complexes.

With this Special Issue, we aim to highlight the progress in the research into the chemistry of di-, tri-, and multimetallic complexes and coordination compounds and, thus, provide an account of current trends and activities in this rapidly expanding field.

Dr. Johann Hlina
Prof. Dr. Christoph Marschner
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Multimetallic complexes
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Metal-metal bonding
  • Bimetallic catalysis
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Cooperative catalysis

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