Read our most cited articles on coordination chemistry from 2017!

Coordination Chemistry is one of the cornerstones of inorganic chemistry. Novel combinations of metals and ligands can reveal interesting features of both, and result in complexes with new reactivity and magnetic or spectroscopic properties. Here are some of the highest cited papers on coordination chemistry from Dalton Transactions in 2017.


Most Cited Articles:

This original research is off to a great start, as some of our most cited work these papers and communications are already being recognized by the coordination chemistry community.


A multi-responsive luminescent sensor for organic small-molecule pollutants and metal ions based on a 4d–4f metal–organic framework

Huili Ma, Lu Wang, Jinghuo Chen, Xuejing Zhang, Liang Wang, Na Xu, Guangming Yang and Peng Cheng

Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 3526-3534

DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00159B


A multi-responsive luminescent sensor for organic small-molecule pollutants and metal ions based on a metal–organic framework is reported.



3D oxalato-bridged lanthanide(III) MOFs with magnetocaloric, magnetic and photoluminescence properties

Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Yan-Cong Chen, Murad A. AlDamen and Ming-Liang Tong

Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 116-124

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03843C


Four isostructural 3D lanthanide(III) metal–organic frameworks with the general formula (H6edte)0.5[LnIII(ox)2(H2O)] (Ln = Gd (1), Tb (2), Dy (3) and Ho (4); H4edte = N,N,N′,N′-tetrakis(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine) and ox = oxalate have been synthesized from oxalate.



Transitions of two magnetic interaction states in dinuclear Dy(III) complexes via subtle structural variations

Kun Zhang, Dan Liu, Veacheslav Vieru, Lei Hou, Bin Cui, Fu-Sheng Guo, Liviu F. Chibotaru and Yao-Yu Wang

Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 638-642

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04490E


Herein we explored the transitions of two magnetic interaction states (antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic) upon structural variations in two dinuclear Dy(III) complexes.



Most Cited Reviews:

These Frontier and Perspective articles are receiving a lot of attention online, reviewing the advances and trends that are making waves in the coordination chemistry community.


Actinide ion extraction using room temperature ionic liquids: opportunities and challenges for nuclear fuel cycle applications

Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra


  Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 1730-1747

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04898F


Studies on the extraction of actinide ions from radioactive wastes have great relevance in nuclear fuel cycle activities, mainly in the back end processes focused on reprocessing and waste management.


Alkynyl-protected gold and gold–silver nanoclusters

Zhen Lei, Xian-Kai Wan, Shang-Fu Yuan, Jia-Qi Wanga and Quan-Ming Wang


  Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 3427-3434

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04763G


Alkynyl-protected coinage metal nanoclusters show new structural features and have interesting luminescence properties and catalytic behavior.



Hydroxo-bridged diiron(III) and dimanganese(III) bisporphyrins: modulation of metal spins by counter anions

Firoz Shah Tuglak Khan, Tapas Guchhait, Sujit Sasmal and Sankar Prasad Rath



Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 1012-1037

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03829H


A brief account has been presented on how the inter-heme interactions in μ-hydroxo diiron(III) bisporphyrins and counter anions can induce significant change in the structure and properties including the iron spin state without affecting the overall topology.



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