Special Issue "Organometallic Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)
Prof. Dr. Brian J. Frost (Website)
Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada, USA
Interests: aqueous organometallic chemistry; mechanistic organometallic chemistry; biphasic catalysis; water soluble phosphine ligands; green chemistry
Organometallic chemistry is a broadly defined area at the intersection of inorganic and organic chemistry. The chemistry of compounds containing metal carbon and metal hydrogen bonds has been extensively explored and continues to dominate much of the research in catalysis. Over the years organometallic complexes and compounds have found tremendous utility in numerous areas including, but not limited to, organic synthesis, catalysis, and medicinal chemistry. The focus of this special issue is to present papers that cover the wide range of organometallic chemistry including: synthesis, structure, and reactivity of compounds containing metal carbon bonds. Organometallic complexes with applications in medicinal chemistry, catalysis, or other synthetically useful transformations will be of particular interest. For the purposes of this special issue any isolable compound, proposed intermediate, or transition state containing a metal or metalloid with a bonding interaction to carbon or hydrogen will be considered "organometallic". Manuscripts "in the spirit" of organometallic chemistry will also be considered.
Prof. Dr. Brian J. Frost
- metal catalyzed organic transformations
- organotransition metal chemistry
- mechanistic organometallic chemistry
- biologically active organometallic compounds
- metal hydrides
- organometallic reactions in alternative media
- aqueous organometallic chemistry