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Special Issue "The Reactivity of Frustrated Lewis Pairs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
The observation of heterolytic dissociation of dihydrogen in the presence of a frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) has sparked tremendous interest in FLP chemistry. Most of the effort in this field has been dedicated to synthesis of new FLPs, developing a theoretical understanding of dihydrogen activation, and utilizing FLPs as non-metal hydrogenation catalysts for an increasing variety of unsaturated organic molecules. With these inspiring discoveries, the field is taking exciting new turns with interest toward utilization of FLPs to activate other small molecules (notably CO2) or stabilize unusual molecular fragments, to develop highly preorganized unimolecular FLPs (through synthesis or computation), incorporate FLPs into materials, and devise new schemes in which FLPs catalyze an ever-greater range of reactions. It is also worth mention that the small molecule activation work in this field (i.e. H2, CO2, amine-borane) may have significant implications for energy. The intention of this Special Issue is to create a collection of the latest work with emphasis on synthesis, theoretical work, small molecule activation, catalysis, and comparison between FLPs and transition metal chemistry.
Dr. James D. Hoefelmeyer
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