Special Issue "New Developments in Boron Chemistry: From Oxidoborates to Hydrido(hetero)borane Derivatives – in Celebration of Professor John D. Kennedy’s 80th Birthday"
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Interests: agricultural bio-stimulants; boron-11 NMR; computational studies; hydrogen bonding; Lewis acidity measurement; organoborates and silicates; polyborates and silicates; synthesis; supramolecular self-assembly; transition-metal chemistry
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Interests: chemistry and application of polyhedral boron hydrides; including boranes; carboranes and metallacarboranes
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Professor John D. Kennedy, born 28th March 1943, is a leading and influential British inorganic chemist who made key contributions to the area of borane and metallaborane chemistry. He began his scientific career with research in the field of organotin chemistry and soon became a recognized expert not only in the field of organometallic synthesis, but also in NMR spectroscopy of organometallic compounds. He received his BSc (1965) and PhD (1968) from University College London, and his doctoral studies were supervised by Prof. Alwyn G. Davies. He then spent a 3-year period at the State University of New York in Albany as a research associate, where he studied with Prof. Henry G. Kuivila. He returned to the UK in 1971 and worked for a time as a lecturer in organic chemistry at King's Сollege, London, after which he was appointed for 3 years as a research associate at the City of London Polytechnic, with Prof. William McFarlane.
In 1975, he moved from London to the University of Leeds, where he started to work on borane and metallaborane chemistry as a research fellow with Prof. Norman N. Greenwood. This partnership resulted in 100 influential publications. Soon after his arrival in Leeds, John Kennedy also established himself as an independent researcher and was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader, and then to Professor in 2000. He has published more than 400 papers, mainly on boron chemistry, and has an h-index of 44. John Kennedy retired in 2008 and now holds the title Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. The ‘metallaborane’ group at Leeds oversaw significant developments in metallaborane, heteroborane, metallaheteroborane and carborane chemistry. In these studies, metals from both p and d blocks of the periodic table were incorporated into borane/heteroborane clusters with products both spectroscopically and structurally fully characterized . This research also allowed significant advances to be made in macropolyhedral chemistry, ‘disobedient skeletons’, supramolecular chemistry, and cluster fluxional processes. At the same time, John Kennedy developed an active collaboration with the Czech boron group at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, which was named "the Anglo-Czech Polyhedral Collaboration" and continues to this day.
Professor John Kennedy has always taken an active part in the life of the boron community. He founded and organized a series of annual UK meetings for young boron chemists, known as the INTRABORON, with which he was associated for several years. For many years, he was a member of the international advisory boards for the international boron conferences, IMEBORON and EUROBORON. In 1993, he received the J.E. Purkynĕ Medal from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and in 2000, he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry 1999 Silver Medal for Main-Group Chemistry.
Molecules is pleased to announce a Special Issue, due for publication in March 2023, to honour Professor John D. Kennedy for his outstanding achievements in boron chemistry and to celebrate his 80th birthday.
This Special Issue is dedicated to all aspects of boron chemistry, including all fields of inorganic boron chemistry from oxidoborates to hydrido(hetero)borane derivatives (including boranes, carboranes, metallaboranes, and metallacarboranes), transition metal complexes of boron-containing ligands, organic and bio-organic boron chemistry (including boron-based Lewis acids, boronic acids, benzoxaboroles, aminoboranes, and the application of boron reagents in organic synthesis), boron in materials (including polymers, dendrimers, ionic liquids, liquid crystals, hydrogen storage, and catalysis), and boron in medicine (including boron neutron capture of cancer, carborane pharmacophores, boron-containing drugs, and boronic acid-based sugar sensors.).
It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue; regular articles, communications, as well as reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Michael A. Beckett
Prof. Dr. Igor B. Sivaev
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- boron-containing ligands
- organoboron compounds