Special Issue "Boron Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Halet
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR), UMR 6226, CNRS-Université de Rennes 1, Avenue du Général Leclerc, F-35042 Rennes, France
Interests: chemical bonding; molecular quantum chemistry; solid-state quantum chemistry; inorganic chemistry; molecular electronics; thermoelectric materials
Prof. Dr. Gilles Alcaraz
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR), UMR-CNRS 6226, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes cedex, France
Interests: organic/organometallic boron chemistry; B–H bond activation and BN bond engineering; polyaminoboranes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Boron chemistry, which is unique in many aspects, features in numerous fields, including organic, organometallic, inorganic, and medicinal chemistries with various applications in polymers and materials. On the occasion of the 17th International Meeting on Boron Chemistry, we cordially invite you to submit a review or research paper to this Special Issue of Inorganics entitled “Boron Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications”. This Special Issue focuses on the latest advances made in boron chemistry associated with the development of novel synthetic methodologies, structural elucidations, bonding analysis, and also possible applications in all fields of boron chemistry. The collection of contributions should provide a forum that will allow for a wide dissemination of results in diverse research areas of boron chemistry that may inspire future research directions.

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Halet
Prof. Dr. Gilles Alcaraz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Inorganics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Boron in catalysis
  • Boron in organometallic chemistry
  • Boron in materials science
  • Boron in medicine
  • Boron in synthesis and organic chemistry
  • Bonding analysis of boron compounds
  • Cluster boron chemistry

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


Oxidoborates Templated by Cationic Nickel(II) Complexes and Self-Assembled from B(OH)3
Inorganics 2021, 9(9), 68; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/inorganics9090068 - 31 Aug 2021
Viewed by 532
Several oxidoborates, self-assembled from B(OH)3 and templated by cationic Ni(II) coordination compounds, were synthesized by crystallization from aqueous solution. These include the ionic compounds trans-[Ni(NH3)4(H2O)2][B4O5(OH)4]. [...] Read more.
Several oxidoborates, self-assembled from B(OH)3 and templated by cationic Ni(II) coordination compounds, were synthesized by crystallization from aqueous solution. These include the ionic compounds trans-[Ni(NH3)4(H2O)2][B4O5(OH)4].H2O (1), s-[Ni(dien)2][B5O6(OH)4]2 (dien = N-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine (2), trans-[Ni(dmen)2(H2O)2] [B5O6(OH)4]2.2H2O (dmen = N,N-dimethyl-1,2-diaminoethane) (3), [Ni(HEen)2][B5O6(OH)4]2 (HEen = N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1,2-diaminoethane) (4), [Ni(AEN)][B5O6(OH)4].H2O (AEN = 1-(3-azapropyl) -2,4-dimethyl-1,5,8-triazaocta-2,4-dienato(1-)) (5), trans-[Ni(dach)2(H2O)2][Ni(dach)2] [B7O9(OH)5]2.4H2O (dach = 1,2-diaminocyclohexane) (6), and the neutral species trans-[Ni(en)(H2O)2{B6O7(OH)6}].H2O (7) (en = 1,2-diaminoethane), and [Ni(dmen)(H2O){B6O7(OH)6}].5H2O (8). Compounds 1–8 were characterized by single-crystal XRD studies and by IR spectroscopy and 2, 4–7 were also characterized by thermal (TGA/DSC) methods and powder XDR studies. The solid-state structures of all compounds show extensive stabilizing H-bond interactions, important for their formation, and also display a range of gross structural features: 1 has an insular tetraborate(2-) anion, 2–5 have insular pentaborate(1-) anions, 6 has an insular heptaborate(2-) anion (‘O+’ isomer), whilst 7 and 8 have hexaborate(2-) anions directly coordinated to their Ni(II) centers, as bidentate or tridentate ligands, respectively. The Ni(II) centers are either octahedral (1–4, 7, 8) or square-planar (5), and compound 6 has both octahedral and square-planar metal geometries present within the structure as a double salt. Magnetic susceptibility measurements were undertaken on all compounds. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Boron Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications)
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

Back to TopTop