Special Issue "Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Lanthanide and Actinide Molecular Compounds"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Coordination Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Leonor Maria
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Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Estrada Nacional 10, 2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal
Interests: f-block chemistry; redox reactivity; metal-ligand multiple bonding; small molecule activation
Dr. Joaquim Marçalo
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Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Estrada Nacional 10, 2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal
Interests: f-block chemistry; gas-phase ion chemistry; mass spectrometry; radiochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Five years have elapsed since Inorganics published a Special Issue devoted to "Rare Earth and Actinide Complexes", with Stephen Mansell and Stephen Liddle as Guest Editors. In the years that have followed, significant advancements occurred, with highlights that include the extension to the +4 oxidation state of praseodymium and terbium molecular compounds, high-temperature dysprosium-based single-molecule magnets, new patterns of reactivity of thorium and uranium complexes and new insights into covalency/electronic structure trends in the f-block. Developments in the synthesis of molecular compounds of heavier actinides, which are important from a fundamental viewpoint as well as in the nuclear field, have also recently emerged. Theoretical chemistry tools, supported by increasing computational resources, continue to play a crucial role in classifying bonding interactions and assessing the reactivity of f-element molecular compounds. Lanthanides and actinides have unique physical and chemical properties that result in a wide variety of applications, from energy production to life sciences. Owing to the unique electronic, optical and magnetic properties of lanthanide ions, the potential utility of molecular lanthanide compounds in biosensing and bioimaging continues to increase. The search for new bonding motifs in molecular actinide compounds is an ongoing challenge and is of importance in the development of separation strategies for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste processing. This Special Issue aims to collect contributions focused on recent research on synthesis, reactivity, properties and applications, such as catalysis, materials and medicine, of lanthanide and actinide molecular compounds. We expect that it will contribute to the development of f-element chemistry, and we invite you to participate with your more recent work.

Dr. Leonor Maria
Dr. Joaquim Marçalo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • coordination and organometallic chemistry
  • reactivity and catalysis
  • theory and physical properties
  • technological and nuclear applications
  • biological and medical applications

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Tripodal Oxazolidine-N-Oxyl Diradical Complexes of Dy3+ and Eu3+
Inorganics 2021, 9(12), 91; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/inorganics9120091 - 20 Dec 2021
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Two diradical complexes of the formula [LnRad2(CF3SO3)3] c (Ln(III) = Dy, Eu, Rad = 4,4-dimethyl-2,2-bis(pyridin-2-yl)-1,3-oxazolidine-3-oxyl) were obtained in air conditions. These are the first examples of diradical compounds of lanthanides and oxazolidine nitroxide. The complexes [...] Read more.
Two diradical complexes of the formula [LnRad2(CF3SO3)3] c (Ln(III) = Dy, Eu, Rad = 4,4-dimethyl-2,2-bis(pyridin-2-yl)-1,3-oxazolidine-3-oxyl) were obtained in air conditions. These are the first examples of diradical compounds of lanthanides and oxazolidine nitroxide. The complexes were characterized crystallographically and magnetically. Single crystal XRD analysis revealed that their coordination sphere is composed of three monodentate triflates and two tripodal Rad, which coordinate the central atom in a tridentate manner via two N atoms of the pyridine groups and the O atom of a nitroxide group. The LnO5N4 polyhedron represents a spherical capped square antiprism with point symmetry close to C4v. The data of static magnetic measurements are compatible with the presence of two paramagnetic ligands in the coordination sphere of the metal. Full article
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