Special Issue "Mixed-Metal Coordination Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 4478
Interests: coordination polymers; ditopic ligands; phase transitions; high resolution studies; experimental charge density; sigma hole interactions; neutron diffraction; chirality in the solid state
Coordination polymers combine metal cations with a plethora of linking ligands and thus represent a huge class of compounds. The resulting extended structures suggest a variety of potential applications and are often associated with fascinating and highly esthetic architectures. The majority of structurally characterized coordination polymers are based on a single type of coordination center. The concomitant presence of two or more cations, statistically distributed or in a well-ordered arrangement, implies additional synthetic and analytic challenges but also offers access to new topologies and unprecedented functionality. This Special Issue is dedicated to such more complex mixed-metal coordination polymers. Diffraction methods are doubtlessly a cornerstone for their characterization, and therefore Crystals is a matching forum for their discussion. We are looking forward to your contributions addressing ligand design, cation selection, syntheses, characterization and applications of coordination polymers incorporating more than one type of cation.
Prof. Dr. Ulli Englert
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- coordination polymers
- cation distribution
- extended structures
- ligand selectivity
- ditopic linkers
- functional polymers