Feature Papers in Organometallic Chemistry 2024

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 1076

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Dear Colleagues,

Our Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Inorganics: Organometallic Chemistry" in 2023 has been a great success (you can reference this SI here). As we feel that there is far more potential in this topic, and we have received some further agreements for manuscript submissions, we want to launch the Special Issue "Feature Papers in Organometallic Chemistry 2024" as a follow-up SI project. We invite all colleagues working in the field of organometallic chemistry to submit a contribution within this SI to shed light on this important aspect of chemistry.

Communications, full research papers, and reviews describing the synthesis of organometallic compounds, their use or relevance in catalysis, and their application in important fields such as luminescent materials, photochemical energy conversion, and bio-medical applications in diagnosis and treatment, just to name a few, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Axel Klein
Prof. Dr. Francis Verpoort
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  • organometallic compounds
  • transition metals
  • lanthanides
  • actinides
  • main group elements
  • organometallic compounds in catalysis
  • organometallic compounds as molecular emitters
  • organometallic compounds in bio-imaging
  • organometallic compounds in electroluminescence
  • organometallic compounds in sensing
  • organometallic compounds in energy conversion
  • organometallic compounds in light harvesting
  • organometallic compounds in magnetism
  • organometallic compounds in photonics
  • organometallic compounds in coordination polymer
  • organometallic compounds in metal–organic framework
  • organometallic compounds in materials science
  • organometallic compounds in supramolecular chemistry and in crystal engineering
  • computational/theoretical organometallic chemistry
  • further areas for development and new perspectives

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Hypercoordinating Stannanes with C,N-Donor Ligands: A Structural, Computational, and Polymerization Study
by Gloria M. D’Amaral, Desiree N. Bender, Nicola Piccolo, Alan J. Lough, Robert A. Gossage, Daniel A. Foucher and R. Stephen Wylie
Inorganics 2024, 12(4), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics12040122 - 18 Apr 2024
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Select triphenyl stannanes bearing either a formally sp2 or sp3 hybridized amine, viz 2-(pyC2H4)SnPh3 (2: py = pyridinyl), 4-(pyC2H4)SnPh3 (3), 2-(pzC2H4)SnPh3 ( [...] Read more.
Select triphenyl stannanes bearing either a formally sp2 or sp3 hybridized amine, viz 2-(pyC2H4)SnPh3 (2: py = pyridinyl), 4-(pyC2H4)SnPh3 (3), 2-(pzC2H4)SnPh3 (4: pz = pyrazyl), and Me2N(CH2)3SnPh3 (6), were prepared and characterized by NMR spectroscopy (119Sn, 13C, 1H), and additionally, in the case of 2, by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Bromination of 2 to yield 2-(pyC2H4)SnPhBr2 (8) was achieved in good yield. X-ray crystallographic analysis of 8 revealed two unique molecules with 5-coordinate Sn centers featuring Sn-N distances of 2.382 (5) and 2.363 (5) Å, respectively. The calculated structures of the non- and hypercoordinating C,N-stannanes (19) were in good agreement with available crystallographic data. The relative stabilities of hyper- and non-hypercoordinating conformers obtained from conformational sampling were determined by comparison with reference conformers and by natural bond orbital (NBO) energetic analyses. Reduction of 8 to the dihydride species, 2-(pyC2H4)SnPhH2 (9), and subsequent conversion to the polystannane, -[2-(pyC2H4)SnPh]n- (15), by transition metal-catalyzed dehydropolymerization was also achieved. Evidence for the decomposition of 15 into a redistributed distannoxane, {2-(pyC2H4)SnPh2}2O (16), was also observed. Full article
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Design and Construction of a Mixed-Ligand Coordinated Fluorescent Complex and Its Application for Sensing Ions, Antibiotics, and Pesticides in Aqueous Solution
by Gao-Sheng Zhu, Yi Jia, Jia-Yao Ding, Hao Yin, Yan Chen, Bao-Yi Yu, Yan-Ying Zheng and Francis Verpoort
Inorganics 2024, 12(4), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics12040093 - 22 Mar 2024
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In this work, a fluorescent complex [Zn(NTD)2(DTP)2(H2O)2]·(H2O)0.8 (Complex Zn), (H2NTD = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and DTP = 3,5-di(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)pyridine) was synthesized. The fluorescent complex was characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, [...] Read more.
In this work, a fluorescent complex [Zn(NTD)2(DTP)2(H2O)2]·(H2O)0.8 (Complex Zn), (H2NTD = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and DTP = 3,5-di(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)pyridine) was synthesized. The fluorescent complex was characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric, elemental, infrared spectroscopy, and fluorescence analyses. In the fluorescence sensing tests, Complex Zn exhibited excellent fluorescence quenching efficiency towards Fe3+, MnO4, Cr2O72−, nitrofurantoin, and imidacloprid in aqueous media. A mechanism investigation suggested that the fluorescence quenching caused by the quenchers toward the sensor was due to the inner filter effect and the fluorescence resonance energy transfer effect in the fluorescent sensing process. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Synthesis and characterization of heterometallic first row-transition metal multinuclear pyridine-alkoxide complexes
Authors: T. Brent Gunnoe
Affiliation: University of Virginia

Title: Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction via C-H Activation of Furanyl and Thiofuranyl Substrates
Authors: Neslihan Şahin; İsmail Özdemir; David Sémeril
Affiliation: National Council for Scientific Research
Abstract: The present study explores the potential of four NHC-palladium(II) complexes derived from (Z)- or (E)-styryl-N-alkylbenzimidazolium salts, namely trans-dichloro-[(Z)-1-styryl- 3-benzyl-benzimidazol-2-yliden]pyridine palladium(II) (6), trans-dichloro-[(E)-1-styryl-3-benzyl- benzimidazol-2-yliden]pyridine palladium(II) (7), trans-dichloro-[(Z)-1-styryl-3-(3-fluorobenzyl)- benzimidazol-2-yliden]pyridine palladium(II) (8) and trans-dichloro-[(E)-1-styryl-3- (3-fluorobenzyl)-benzimidazol-2-yliden]pyridine palladium(II) (9), as pre-catalyst for the cross-coupling reactions between furanyl and thiofuranyl derivatives and arylbromides via C-H activation of the heterocycles. The structure of the four palladium(II) complexes has been elucidated through the use of multinuclear NMR, FT-IR and mass spectroscopy. Furthermore, the conformation of the styryl substituents was geometry of two different compounds was substantiated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction carried out on three organometallic species. The complex 6 proved to be the most effective pre-catalyst agent, with observed full or quasi full conversions when 4-bromoacetophenone, bromobenzene and 1-bromonaphthalene were employed.

Title: Supramolecular Assemblies in Mn(II) and Zn(II) Metal-organic Compounds involving Phenanthroline and Benzoate: Experimental and Theoretical Studies
Authors: Mridul Boro; Subham Banik; Rosa M. Gomila; Antonio Frontera; Miquel Barceló-Oliver; Manjit K. Bhattacharyya
Affiliation: Departament de Química, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Crta de Valldemossa km 7.7, 07122 Palma de Mallorca (Baleares), Spain
Abstract: Two new Mn(II) and Zn(II) metal-organic compounds of 1,10-phenanthroline and methyl benzoates viz. [Mn(phen)2Cl2]2-ClBzH (1) and [Zn(4-MeBz)2(2-AmPy)2] (2) (where, 4-MeBz = 4-methylbenzoate, 2-AmPy = 2-aminopyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, 2-ClBzH = 2-chlorobenzoic acid) have been synthesized and characterized using elemental analysis, TGA, spectroscopic (FTIR, electronic) and single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. Crystal structure analysis of the compounds reveals the presence of various non-covalent interactions which provides stability to the crystal structures. Crystal structure analysis of the compound 1 reveals the formation of supramolecular dimer of 2-ClBzH enclathrated within the hexameric host cavity formed by the neighboring monomeric units. Compound 2 is a mononuclear compound of Zn(II) where flexible binding topologies of 4-CH3Bz is observed with the metal centre. Moreover various non-covalent interactions such as lp(O)-π, lp(Cl)-π, C‒H∙∙∙Cl, π-stacking interactions as well as N‒H∙∙∙O, C‒H∙∙∙O and C‒H∙∙∙π hydrogen bonding interactions are found to be involved in plateauing the molecular self-association of the compounds. The remarkable enclathration of the H-bonded 2-ClBzH dimer into a supramolecular cavity formed by two [Mn(phen)2Cl2] complexes has been further studied theoretically using density functional theory (DFT) calculations, non-covalent interaction (NCI) plot index and quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) computational tools. Synergistic effects have been also analysed using molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) surface analysis.

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