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Special Issue "Noncovalent Interactions, Cohesion and Reactivity in Organometallic Chemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2021) | Viewed by 162

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jean‐Pierre Djukic
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Guest Editor
Institut de Chimie de Strasbourg UMR7177, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Interests: organometallic chemistry; transition metal chemistry of electron-deficient species

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-covalent interactions (NCIs), i.e charge-charge, charge-dipole, dipole-dipole, induced dipole-charge induced dipole-charge interactions and other multipolar eletric field effects, are ubiquitous in Nature.  Their physical meaning in molecular cohesion and reactivity is based on solid physical grounds since over 8 decades.  Their multifacetted role in influencing structures and reactivity has long been recognized in biomolecular systems and solid state materials, and their use in the vast domain of supramolecular chemistry represents their first large scale intuitive use, which now extends to other applications, such as catalysis for instance.

Renewed interest in the study of NCIs has sparked quite recently in the domain of transition metal chemistry and particularly in organometallic and coordination chemistry, jointly with the emergence of new theoretical tools capable of modeling and analyzing chemical bonding beyond the conventional lewisian acception of it.

This new interest has instigated a host of advances in both the theoretical and experimental understanding and control of NCIs at the molecular level.  The recent emphasis on the role of London dispersion force in chemical bonding and overall in “molecular or supra-molecular cohesion”, echoes the long interest of chemists for the engineering of the so-called second coordination sphere effects often put forward to design functional molecular systems and catalysts.  This special issue aims at giving a wide panorama of the present state-of-the-art in this maturing inter-disciplinary field of research.

Dr. Jean‐Pierre Djukic
Guest Editor

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  • Coordination Chemistry 
  • Organometallic Chemistry 
  • London dispersion force 
  • Second coordination sphere 
  • Ligands and recognition 
  • Metallophilic interactions 
  • Theoretical analysis 
  • NCIs and reactivity 
  • NCIs and Catalytic reactivity 
  • Structure and NCIs 
  • Metal-mediated catalysis assisted by NCIs 
  • NCIs and physical properties

Published Papers

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