Metal Coordination Sphere Design for Challenging Bond Transformations (#318)

This symposium embraces rational, goal-oriented ligand design, including sterically engineered ligand design, pincers, redox active ligands, Lewis acid and base elements, frustrated Lewis pairs, ligand-metal cooperation, secondary interactions, and incorporating functionality that offers bond making and breaking options to assist catalytic transformations. Can ligand design confer on 3d metals some of the desirable properties of the rarer 4d and 5d metals? The goals of ligand design include, among others, substrate bond-activation and bond-forming reactions, especially of refractory bonds such as multiple bonds, C-C and C-F single bonds, the stabilization of complexes with unusual bonds and oxidation states, the assembly of homo- and heterometallic clusters, and stimulus-responsive complexes.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015