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Themed collection Modern Main Group Chemistry

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Editorial

Modern main group chemistry

Guest editors Simon Aldridge and Cameron Jones introduce the Modern Main Group Chemistry issue of Chemical Society Reviews

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Review Article

Polyether complexes of groups 13 and 14

Notable aspects of the chemistry of polyether complexes of group 13 and 14 elements are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Polyether complexes of groups 13 and 14
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Open Access Review Article

Recent highlights in mixed-coordinate oligophosphorus chemistry

This review aims to highlight and comprehensively summarize recent developments in the field of P–P bonded compounds with different bonding modes of the phosphorus atoms.

Graphical abstract: Recent highlights in mixed-coordinate oligophosphorus chemistry
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Review Article

Donor–acceptor bonding in novel low-coordinated compounds of boron and group-14 atoms C–Sn

Donor–acceptor complexes of one, two or three atoms E = B, Si–Sn which are stabilized by σ-donor ligands L are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Donor–acceptor bonding in novel low-coordinated compounds of boron and group-14 atoms C–Sn
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Review Article

Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis

The past decade has witnessed some remarkable advances in our appreciation of the structural and reaction chemistry of the heavier alkaline earth (Ae = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) elements.

Graphical abstract: Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Open Access Review Article

s-Block amidoboranes: syntheses, structures, reactivity and applications

The highly versatile amidoborane compounds of the group 1 and 2 metals are reviewed, with an emphasis on their synthesis, structures and reactivity.

Graphical abstract: s-Block amidoboranes: syntheses, structures, reactivity and applications
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Open Access Review Article

Reactive p-block cations stabilized by weakly coordinating anions

The chemistry of the p-block elements is a huge playground for fundamental and applied work.

Graphical abstract: Reactive p-block cations stabilized by weakly coordinating anions
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Review Article

Silicon based radicals, radical ions, diradicals and diradicaloids

Diradical (cAAC˙)2SiCl2 is isolated in two polymorphic forms. The crystals of one of the polymorphs are stable in open air for over a week.

Graphical abstract: Silicon based radicals, radical ions, diradicals and diradicaloids
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Review Article

Complexes of ambiphilic ligands: reactivity and catalytic applications

This review focuses on the way Lewis acids of ambiphilic ligands influence the reactivity of transition metal complexes and on the new perspectives this opens in catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Complexes of ambiphilic ligands: reactivity and catalytic applications
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Review Article

[18F]-Group 13 fluoride derivatives as radiotracers for positron emission tomography

This article reviews the radiofluorination chemistry of group 13 derivative as well as their use for 18F-PET Imaging.

Graphical abstract: [18F]-Group 13 fluoride derivatives as radiotracers for positron emission tomography
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Review Article

Polymers and the p-block elements

A survey of the state-of-the-art in the development of synthetic methods to incorporate p-block elements into polymers is given.

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Review Article

Reactivity in the periphery of functionalised multiple bonds of heavier group 14 elements

Stable heavier alkene homologues with secondary functional groups are discussed emphasizing peripheral transformations under retention of the heavier double bond.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity in the periphery of functionalised multiple bonds of heavier group 14 elements
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Open Access Review Article

Solution based CVD of main group materials

Advances in the last decade in the field of AACVD of main group elements in semiconducting and TCO devices and photoelectrochemical and gas sensing materials are described.

Graphical abstract: Solution based CVD of main group materials
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Review Article

Cycloaddition of carbonyl compounds and alkynes to (di)silenes and (di)germenes: reactivity and mechanism

The cycloaddition reactions of carbonyl compounds and alkynes to (di)tetrelenes appear to follow Woodward–Hoffman rules.

Graphical abstract: Cycloaddition of carbonyl compounds and alkynes to (di)silenes and (di)germenes: reactivity and mechanism
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Review Article

Extremely bulky amide ligands in main group chemistry

The development of extremely sterically demanding, monodentate amide ligands facilitates the isolation of main group species with new and highly reactive coordination modes. An outstanding feature of these ligands is the ability to tune their steric demands. Reactivity investigations highlight the potential for small molecule activation chemistry and catalysis for these compounds.

Graphical abstract: Extremely bulky amide ligands in main group chemistry
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Review Article

Group 14 inorganic hydrocarbon analogues

This Review article deals with the synthesis and properties of inorganic hydrocarbon analogues: binary chemical species that contain heavier Group 14 elements (Si, Ge, Sn or Pb) and hydrogen as components. Rapid advances in our general knowledge of these species have enabled the development of industrially relevant processes such as the hydrosilylation of unsaturated substrates and the chemical vapor deposition of semi-conducting films.

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Tutorial Review

Phosphorus Lewis acids: emerging reactivity and applications in catalysis

Part of the renaissance in main group chemistry has been a result of the focus on reactivity and catalysis. In this tutorial review, we focus attention on the role of phosphorus-based Lewis acids in such advances.

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Open Access Tutorial Review

Dehydrocoupling routes to element–element bonds catalysed by main group compounds

This Tutorial Review focuses on recent applications of main group compounds in the catalytic synthesis of heteronuclear element–element bonds within the p-block.

Graphical abstract: Dehydrocoupling routes to element–element bonds catalysed by main group compounds
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About this collection

Main Group chemistry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, with many of the boundaries traditionally associated with area being challenged, and even broken. Edited by Simon Aldridge and Cameron Jones, this themed issue focuses on the recent advances in the field, spanning a wide breadth of topics ranging from synthesis (of both molecular species and materials), and fundamental issues of structure/bonding, to new approaches to bond activation and catalysis. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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