Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

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The field of organometallic chemistry has rapidly gained importance since the landmark discoveries of e.g. ferrocene, Wilkinson's catalyst, Ziegler's catalyst, and the Wacker process. Meanwhile, organometallic compounds, particularly of the transition metals, have found many applications in homogeneous catalysis and in the development of new synthetic methods and materials. 15 contributions in this special issue of Monatshefte fur Chemie/Chemical Monthly present recent work on organometallic complexes of the late transition metals, including mechanistic and synthetic studies, ligand design, and new applications in homogeneous catalysis.