Special Issue "Metal Mediated Activation of Small Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2016).
Dr. Maxim L. Kuznetsov
Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: computational chemistry; coordination chemistry; molecular catalysis; oxidation of hydrocarbons; activation of small molecules; reaction mechanism; chemical bond nature; cycloaddition; nitriles; non-covalent interactions
Functionalization of inorganic and organic small molecules (water, molecular hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, carbon and nitrogen oxides, the simplest carbenes, carbynes, hydrocarbons, nitriles, isocyanides, and many others) is of tremendous importance for modern industrial and laboratory practices. Some of them may be used as abundant and cheap precursors for the synthesis of a great variety of compounds with valuable properties, or as promising sources of energy, while others are dangerous environmental pollutants, and their easy fixation may be a matter of survival for our society, at least, in its present state. However, many small molecules are rather thermodynamically inert, at least towards certain types of transformations, and, hence, they should be activated. Such activation may be efficiently achieved by the utilization of a metal center, which serves either as a catalyst or as a promoter. Previously unpublished manuscripts covering all experimental and theoretical aspects of metal mediated activation of small molecules are welcome for this Special Issue, including the development of new synthetic methods and optimization of reaction conditions, investigation of driving forces and factors determining the activation effects, and elucidation of the mechanistic details of the processes associated with the functionalization of small molecules of any type.
Dr. Maxim L. Kuznetsov
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- small molecules
- metal mediated reactions
- reaction mechanism
- transition metal complexes
- carbon monoxide
- carbon dioxide
- nitrogen oxides
- water oxidation
- nitrogen fixation