Special Issue "Organometallic Pincer Chemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eduardo Sola
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea (ISQCH), CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle de Pedro Cerbuna, 12, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: reaction mechanisms in organometallic chemistry; transition metal homogeneous catalysts; hydride complexes; pincer ligands; functional ligands

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our perspective on the role of ligands in coordination and organometallic chemistry has substantially changed in the last few decades as we have been able to recognize ligand contributions beyond stereo-electronic influence. Hemilabile groups, hydrogen-bonding sources, lone electron pairs, unsaturated moieties, extended π systems, etc., are nowadays intentionally installed in ligands to help bond cleavage and formation in reagents, to combat odd-electron chemistry in base metal complexes, to favor supramolecular organization, etc. Pincer ligands, which are tridentate and expected to coordinate predominantly in the meridional fashion, are not alien to such ligand design developments. On the contrary, they have emerged as ideal scaffolds to incorporate functional gadgets at predictable distances and orientations relative to metal centers, also providing exceptional stabilities. Moreover, despite their current generalized use, the infinite number of possible combinations of donor atoms and skeletons still offers an unlimited horizon of new structures and functions. Aimed at showcasing present and possible directions in the design of such compounds, this Special Issue focuses on research and review articles featuring pincer organometallic complexes and their catalytic, optical, medical, or material science applications.

Dr. Eduardo Sola
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • New pincer ligands and complexes
  • Metal-ligand cooperation
  • Bond cleavage and formation mechanisms
  • Pincer catalysts
  • Redox-active pincer ligands
  • Luminescent pincers
  • Anticancer and antimicrobial pincers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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