Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina has joined as Co-Editor of Advances in Inorganic Chemistry series with a new volume focused on Nanoscale Coordination Chemistry. Prof. Rudi van Eldik, editor of these series since Vol. 54, together with Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina have selected a broad group of international and well-recognized experts in the area who have contributed with their expertise in different thematic issues.
The book has seven chapters with the main focus on nanoscale coordination materials and their application in different areas. Chapter 1 was written by Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina and coworkers on the subject: Nanoscale coordination polymers for medicine and sensors. The group presents an excellent coverage of the topic, which is of vital information to newcomers to the field. The next contribution in Chapter 2 comes from Prof. Ali Morsali and coworker (Department of Chemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran) with the title: Nanoscale coordination polymers: Preparation, function and application. The authors present an account of effective factors in the synthesis and application of nanocoordination polymers. Chapter 3 was written by Prof. Félix Zamora and coworkers (Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain). It deals with the role of defects on the properties of functional coordination polymers. It shows how the relevance of confinement effects and the presence of defects can be controlled during the preparation process.
The next contribution (Chapter 4) comes from Prof. Yann Garcia (Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Molecular Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium) with the theme: Selected polyazole based coordination polymers displaying functional properties. The author focuses on the design and synthesis of transition metal coordination networks built from 1,2,4-triazole, tetrazole, benzimidazole, or pyrazole building blocks. The authors of Chapter 5, Prof. Maria Cazacu and coworker (Department of Inorganic Polymers, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Lasi, Romania) prepared a manuscript entitled: Coordination compounds with siloxane/silane-containing ligands capable of self-assembly at nano/micro-scale in solid-state and in solution. In this report, carboxylic or azomethine ligands containing tetramethyl disiloxane spacers or trimethyl silane tails, were prepared and used to build 0D, 1D, 2D, or 3D metal complexes. The following Chapter 6 comes from Prof. Younes Hanifehpour and coworkers (School of Mechanical Engineering, WCU Nano Research Center, Yeungnam University, South Korea) and is entitled: Nanoscale coordination compounds. The authors present a review on the area of coordination-driven self-assembly, which can be divided into solution and solid-state based field of molecular architecture and the more materials-oriented discipline of coordination polymers and network solids. In Chapter 7, Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga (WPI-MANA, National Institute for Materials Science, Ibaraki, Japan) reports on Nano-architectonics for coordination assemblies at interfacial media. The author reviews the fabrication and properties of metal complexes and coordination compounds, focusing on their interfacial effects, especially in interfacial thin films. The final Chapter 8 of this volume comes from Prof. Henrik Birkedal and coworker (Department of Chemistry & iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark) and reports on Mussel inspired self- healing materials: Coordination chemistry of polyphenols. The authors discuss polyphenols such as the catechol group of the amino acid DOPA used in mussel byssal threads to form a self-healing coating for adhesion and are excellent coordinators of metal ions.
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