Special Issue "Inorganic Compounds for Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. John C. Gordon
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Guest Editor
Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry Group (C-IIAC), Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Interests: inorganic and organometallic chemistry; catalysis; chemistry for sustainable and renewable energy applications
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Dr. Vanessa Tabernero
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Guest Editor
Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Alcala, 28801 Alcala de Henares, Spain
Interests: organometallic compounds; catalysis; polymerization; metal transition; main groups metals; oxidation processes; nanocatalyst

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, catalysts make possible certain processes, and their importance at the industrial level is in many cases crucial, so chemists from many different fields continue to work on their design. From a sustainable point of view, catalysts are particularly interesting considering the "twelve principles" of green chemistry used to obtain the benefits of the "atom economy". Achieving more efficient processes, either from a stereoselectivity or conversion point of view, remains one of the goals in this field. Using abundant and cheap metals fulfils the goal of ”reducing and replacing” that which would otherwise be needed.

These “smart molecules” are in many cases discrete inorganic compounds of principal groups metals or transition metals where the ligands play an important role that is sometimes “not innocent”. So, the tailoring of ligands can alter the electronic structure properties and reactivity of metal centres.

With all of these pieces together, inorganic compounds as catalysis can be harnessed as an engine to satisfy multiple objectives.

Dr. John C. Gordon
Dr. Vanessa Tabernero
Guest Editors

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  • catalysis
  • main group catalysis
  • transition metal catalysis
  • stereoselectivity
  • sustainable catalysis

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