Main Group Catalysis is a special collection of research articles and reviews on the synthesis, reactivity of novel main group complexes, and their applications in catalysis. Guest Editors Shigeyoshi Inoue, Rebecca L. Melen, and Sjoerd Harder briefly introduce the field of main group catalysis and the research in this collection.
Main group compounds have drawn much attention due to their potential applications in bond activation and catalysis. The development in the field of main group catalysis has deepened our understanding both experimentally and theoretically, allowing rational design of main group compounds to fine-tune their reactivity and related catalytic applications. With diverse ongoing research in this area, new classes of more environmentally friendly, cheap, and abundant main group catalysts are being discovered to serve as transition metal mimics. The Guest Editors briefly introduce the field of main group catalysis and the research in this collection.Zum Volltext