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Special Issue "New Metalating Agents: Design, Synthesis and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Philippe C. Gros
Guest Editor
Université de Lorraine, CNRS, L2CM, Nancy, France
Interests: new metalating agents (organolithiums, ate complexes); regio- and enantioselective functionalization of heterocycles; structural and reaction mechanism investigation; ligands synthesis; organometallic materials for optoelectronic applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metalating agents are essential in most synthetic chemists' toolkits since they allow the selective and efficient functionalization of a wide range of organic substrates including aliphatic and (hetero) aromatic compounds. The growing need for complex scaffolds and fine chemicals, urges the chemists to design always more sophisticated metalating agents including main group metals. This Special Issue is intended to cover the last developments in the field focusing not only on the synthetic applications but also on reactivity, structural and mechanistic investigations from the experimental and theoretical point of views.

Dr. Philippe C. Gros
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Main group organometallics
  • Selective Functionalization
  • Reagent structure
  • Mechanism
  • Reactivity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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