Themed collection Multimetallic Clusters: Synthesis, Reactivity and Properties
Electronic structure and bonding in endohedral Zintl clusters
Despite many different views on the bonding in endohedral Zintl clusters, the relationship between their valence electron count and their structure and bonding patterns is much more uniform than previously anticipated, as highlighted in this article.
Recent developments in germanium containing clusters in intermetallics and nanocrystals
This review connects seemingly disparate fields of intermetallics and Zintl phases with nanocluster (nanocrystal) chemistry to inform on multimetallic bonding within nanoclusters through advances in structural characterization.
Metal carbonyl clusters of groups 8–10: synthesis and catalysis
In this review article, we discuss advances in the chemistry of metal carbonyl clusters (MCCs) spanning the last three decades, with an emphasis on the more recent reports and those involving groups 8–10 elements.
Structure, reactivity, and spectroscopy of nitrogenase-related synthetic and biological clusters
In this review, recent studies on nitrogenase-related synthetic molecular complexes and biological clusters are discussed, with a focus on their reactivity and spectroscopic characterization.
Intermetallic phases meet intermetalloid clusters
In this article intermetalloid clusters of Cu–Zn, Cu–AI, Cu–Sn, and Cu–Pb are discussed.
Controlling dynamic magnetic properties of coordination clusters via switchable electronic configuration
Large-sized coordination clusters possess unique dynamic properties for potential applications. This review summarizes the recent progress in coordination clusters with dynamic magnetic properties via stimuli-responsive electronic configuration.
Contemporary macrocycles for discrete polymetallic complexes: precise control over structure and function
Macrocycles have unique cavities that can function as templates for multimetallic complexes.
About this collection
This themed collection, Guest Edited by Louise Berben (UC Davies), Stefanie Dehnen (University of Marburg) and Yasuhiro Ohki (Nagoya University), will focus on all types of clusters including those with metal-metal bonds and those in which the metal atoms are bridged by non-metal atoms or ligands. The collection will focus primarily on clusters for which the atomic structure is well-defined using X-ray crystallographic techniques, but will also include clusters for which alternative structural characterization techniques have been employed. In addition to a focus on the synthesis, electronic and magnetic properties of clusters, the issue will discuss their applications in a broad scope of areas including energy storage and catalysis.