Read our most cited articles on Organometallic Chemistry from 2017!

The study of organometallic compounds continues to push the boundaries of coordination chemistry, exploring the bonding and electronic structures of metals in unusual oxidation states, developing new ligands with unique binding motifs, and offering insights into related fields such as catalysis, bioinorganic, and single molecule magnetism. Here are some of the highest cited papers on organometallic 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 organometallic chemistry community.


Palladacycles of sulfated and selenated Schiff bases of ferrocene-carboxaldehyde as catalysts for O-arylation and Suzuki–Miyaura coupling

Alpesh K. Sharma, Hemant Joshi, Renu Bhaskar, Satyendra Kumara and Ajai K. Singh

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 2485-2496 

DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00083A


Palladacycles of Schiff-bases having a ferrocene core catalyze O-arylation of ArBr and Suzuki–Miyaura coupling of ArBr/Cl with a yield up to 93%.



Bifunctional colorimetric chemosensing of fluoride and cyanide ions by nickel-POCOP pincer receptors

María K. Salomón-Flores, Iván J. Bazany-Rodríguez, Diego Martínez-Otero, Marco A. García-Eleno, Jorge J. Guerra-García, David Morales-Morales and Alejandro Dorazco-González

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 4950-4959

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04897H


Ni(II)-POCOP pincer complexes [NiCl{C6H2-4-OH-2,6-(OPR2)2}] (R = Ph (1), tBu (2), iPr (3)) were studied as bifunctional molecular sensors for inorganic anions.




Unsymmetrical NCN-pincer mononuclear and dinuclear nickel(II) complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC): synthesis, structure and catalysis for Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling

Shaojin Gu, Jiehao Du, Jingjing Huang, Yun Guo, Ling Yang, Weilin Xu and Wanzhi Chen

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 586-594

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03944H


Both two rare [(NHC)2Ni2-OH] type complexes and pincer-type [(NCNHCN)Ni-Cl] complexes were synthesized using the same synthetic methodology by slight modulation of the N-substituents on the N-heterocyclic carbene ring.



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 organometallic chemistry community.


A unified ligand electronic parameter based on 13C NMR spectroscopy of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

Qiaoqiao Teng and Han Vinh Huynh


   Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 614-627

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04222H


The donor strengths of various mono- and bidentate ligands can be easily compared on a unified 13C NMR spectroscopic scale.


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, 628-631 

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03687B


The latest advances involving the use of copper(I)–NHC complexes as NHC transfer agents are described.


Synthesis of vanadium–alkylidene complexes and their use as catalysts for ring opening metathesis polymerization

Kotohiro Nomura and Xiaohua Hou


  Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 12-24

DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03757G


Synthesis of vanadium–alkylidene complexes and some reactions have been reviewed; highly active, thermally robust, cis specific ROMP of cyclic olefins has been attained by ligand modification in (imido)vanadium(V)–alkylidene catalysts.


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