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s-Block Metal Complexes

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ISBN: 9783038425892 9783038425908 Year: Pages: VIII, 146 Language: English
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Subject: Chemistry (General)
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The coordination chemistry of the s-block metals spans diverse fields, ranging from shielded coordination compounds over hydride to organometallic complexes for diverse applications. New developments pertain, not only to the lithium and magnesium chemistry with inspiring examples, such as heterobimetallic or heteroleptic complexes with special reactivity patterns, but the heavy s-block metals have progressively gained attention in various fields. Subvalent magnesium(I) derivatives are increasingly being used for reduction reactions, turbo-Grignard reagents show enhanced reactivity and tolerance toward functional groups, hydrides act as hydrogen storage materials, heavy Grignard reagents are available by straight forward procedures—just to name a few examples. Quantum chemical calculations deal with unique bonding situations and the relevance of d-orbital participation has been discussed to understand structure-reactivity relationships. Especially the complexes of the heavy alkaline earth metals are catalytically active in diverse reactions, promoting hydrofunctionalization reactions and Lewis acid catalysis. This Special Issue aims to highlight the structural and chemical diversity of s-block metal complexes, as well as the broad field of applications.

Synthesis and Applications of New Spin Crossover Compounds

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ISBN: 9783039213610 / 9783039213627 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-362-7 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General)
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The crystal chemistry of spin crossover (SCO) behavior in coordination compounds can potentially be in association with smart materials—promising materials for applications as components of memory devices, displays, sensors and mechanical devices and, especially, actuators, such as artificial muscles. This Special Issue is devoted to various aspects of SCO and related research, comprising 18 interesting original papers on valuable and important SCO topics. Significant and fundamental scientific attention has been focused on the SCO phenomena in a wide research range of fields of fundamental chemical and physical and related sciences, containing the interdisciplinary regions of chemical and physical sciences related to the SCO phenomena. Coordination materials with bistable systems between the LS and the HS states are usually triggered by external stimuli, such as temperature, light, pressure, guest molecule inclusion, soft X-ray, and nuclear decay. Since the first Hofmann-like spin crossover (SCO) behavior in {Fe(py)2[Ni(CN)4]}n (py = pyridine) was demonstrated, this crystal chemistry motif has been frequently used to design Fe(II) SCO materials to enable determination of the correlations between structural features and magnetic properties.

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spin crossover --- spin transition --- cobalt(II) ion --- paramagnetic ligand --- aminoxyl --- switch --- mosaicity --- spin crossover --- X-ray diffraction --- fatigability --- single crystal --- phase transition --- structural disorder --- spin-crossover --- dinuclear triple helicate --- Fe(II) --- solvent effects --- metal dithiolene complexes --- [Au(dmit)2]?, [Au(dddt)2]? --- ion-pair crystals --- [Fe(III)(3-OMesal2-trien)]+ --- coordination complexes --- crystal structure --- magnetic properties --- magnetic susceptibility --- magnetization --- spin-crossover transition --- Fe(II) complex --- dipyridyl-N-alkylamine ligands --- high spin (HS) --- low spin (LS) --- spin cross-over (SCO) --- magnetic transition --- cobalt oxide --- spin polaron --- impurity effect --- spin-state crossover --- coordination polymer --- supramolecular isomerism --- spin crossover --- crystal engineering --- spin crossover --- X-ray absorption spectroscopy --- soft X-ray induced excited spin state trapping --- high spin --- spin-crossover --- LIESST effect --- hydrogen bonding --- ?-? interactions --- charge-transfer phase transition --- iron mixed-valence complex --- hetero metal complex --- dithiooxalato ligand --- substitution of 3d transition metal ion --- ferromagnetism --- dielectric response --- 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy --- Fe(III) coordination complexes --- hexadentate ligand --- Schiff base --- spin crossover --- UV-Vis spectroscopy --- SQUID --- EPR spectroscopy --- spin-crossover --- optical microscopy --- reaction diffusion --- spin crossover --- Fe(III) complex --- qsal ligand --- thermal hysteresis --- structure phase transition --- counter-anion --- solvate --- lattice energy --- optical conductivity spectrum --- spiral structure --- 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane --- supramolecular coordination polymer --- chiral propeller structure --- atropisomerism --- spin crossover --- iron(II) complexes --- C–H···? interactions --- magnetic properties --- thermochromism --- spin crossover --- linear pentadentate ligand --- iron(II) --- mononuclear --- 1,2,3-triazole --- crystal structure --- magnetic properties --- DFT calculation --- intermolecular interactions --- amorphous --- spin crossover --- Cu(II) complexes --- nitroxides --- phase transitions --- magnetostructural correlations --- iron (II), spin crossover --- X-ray diffraction --- coordination polymers --- n/a

Crystal Chemistry of Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury

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ISBN: 9783038976523 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-653-0 Language: eng
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Subject: Organic Chemistry --- Chemistry (General) --- Science (General)
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Crystal Chemistry of Zinc, Cadmium and Mercury that was published in Crystals

Molecular Magnets

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ISBN: 9783038977100 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-711-7 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General)
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Molecular magnets show many properties not met in conventional metallic magnetic materials, i.e. low density, transparency to electromagnetic radiation, sensitivity to external stimuli such as light, pressure, temperature, chemical modification or magnetic/electric fields, and others. They can serve as “functional” materials in sensors of different types or be applied in high-density magnetic storage or nanoscale devices. Research into molecule-based materials became more intense at the end of the 20th century and is now an important branch of modern science. The articles in this Special Issue, written by physicists and chemists, reflect the current work on molecular magnets being carried out in several research centers. Theoretical papers in the issue concern the influence of spin anisotropy in the low dimensional lattice of the resulting type of magnet, as well as thermodynamics and magnetic excitations in spin trimers. The impact of external pressure on structural and magnetic properties and its underlying mechanisms is described using the example of Prussian blue analogue data. The other functionality discussed is the magnetocaloric effect, investigated in coordination polymers and high spin clusters. In this issue, new molecular magnets are presented: (i) ferromagnetic high-spin [Mn6] single-molecule magnets, (ii) solvatomagnetic compounds changing their structure and magnetism dependent on water content, and (iii) a family of purely organic magnetic materials. Finally, an advanced calorimetric study of anisotropy in magnetic molecular superconductors is reviewed.

Innovative Geo-Information Tools for Governance

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ISBN: 9783039213375 / 9783039213382 Year: Pages: 186 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-338-2 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General)
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In current times, highly complex and urgent policy problems—e.g., climate change, rapid urbanization, equitable access to key services, land rights, and massive human resettlement—challenge citizens, NGOs, private corporations, and governments at all levels. These policy problems, often called ‘wicked’, involve multiple causal factors, anticipated and unanticipated effects, as well as high levels of disagreement among stakeholders about the nature of the problem and the appropriateness of solutions. Given the wickedness of such policy problems, interdisciplinary and longitudinal research is required, integrating and harnessing the diverse skills and knowledge of urban planners, anthropologists, geographers, geo-information scientists, economists, and others. This Special Issue promotes innovative concepts, methods, and tools, as well as the role of geo-information, to help (1) analyze alternative policy solutions, (2) facilitate stakeholder dialogue, and (3) explore possibilities for tackling wicked problems related to climate change, rapid urbanization, equitable access to key services (such as water and health), land rights, and human resettlements in high-, middle-, and low-income countries in the North and South. Such integrative approaches can deepen our understanding of how different levels of government and governance reach consensus, despite diverging beliefs and preferences. Due to the particularly complex spatiotemporal characteristics of wicked policy problems, innovative concepts, alternative methods, and new geo-information tools play a significant role.

Coordination Chemistry of Silicon

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ISBN: 9783038976387 Year: Pages: 225 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-639-4 Language: eng
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Subject: Science (General) --- Chemistry (General) --- Inorganic Chemistry
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The chemistry of silicon has always been a field of major concern due to its proximity to carbon on the periodic table. From the molecular chemist's viewpoint, one of the most interesting differences between carbon and silicon is their divergent coordination behavior. In fact, silicon is prone to form hyper-coordinate organosilicon complexes, and, as conveyed by reports in the literature, highly sophisticated ligand systems are required to furnish low-coordinate organosilicon complexes. Tremendous progress in experimental, as well as computational, techniques has granted synthetic access to a broad range of coordination numbers for silicon, and the scientific endeavor, which was ongoing for decades, was rewarded with landmark discoveries in the field of organosilicon chemistry. Molecular congeners of silicon(0), as well as silicon oxides, were unveiled, and the prominent group 14 metalloid proved its applicability in homogenous catalysis as a supportive ligand or even as a center of catalytic activity. This book focuses on the most recent advances in the coordination chemistry of silicon with transition metals as well as main group elements, including the stabilization of low-valent silicon species through the coordination of electron donor ligands. Therefore, this book is associated with the development of novel synthetic methodologies, structural elucidations, bonding analysis, and also possible applications in catalysis or chemical transformations using related organosilicon compounds.

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silanetriols --- disiloxane tetrols --- silsesquioxanes --- condensation --- molecular cage --- platinum --- primary silane --- hydrido complex --- oxidative addition --- ligand-exchange reaction --- X-ray crystallography --- Si–Cl activation --- germylene --- digermene --- digermacyclobutadiene --- palladium --- cluster --- cyclic organopolysilane --- template --- bridging silylene ligand --- isocyanide --- hydrogen bonds --- silicon --- 2-silylpyrrolidines --- stereochemistry --- X-ray crystallography --- Baird’s rule --- computational chemistry --- excited state aromaticity --- Photostability --- dye-sensitized solar cell --- disilanylene polymer --- photoreaction --- surface modification --- TiO2 --- silylene --- germylene --- N-heterocyclic carbene --- oxidative addition --- siloxanes --- host-guest chemistry --- supramolecular chemistry --- main group coordination chemistry --- hydrogen bonding --- adsorption --- bond activation --- bonding analysis --- density functional theory --- distorted coordination --- molecular orbital analysis --- silicon surfaces --- disilene --- functionalization --- ?-electron systems --- silicon --- N-heterocyclic carbenes --- bromosilylenes --- silyliumylidenes --- dehydrobromination --- silicon cluster --- siliconoid --- nanoparticle --- computation --- silicon --- N-heterocyclic carbenes --- silyliumylidenes --- small molecule activation --- mechanistic insights --- organosilicon --- reductant --- N-Heterocyclic tetrylene --- salt-free --- germanium --- germanethione --- germathioacid chloride --- N-heterocyclic carbines --- ?-chloro-?-hydrooligosilane --- titanium --- ruthenium --- dehydrogenative alkoxylation --- cluster --- isomerization --- silicon --- siliconoid --- subvalent compounds --- AIM --- DFT --- intermetallic bond --- 29Si NMR spectroscopy --- X-ray diffraction

Multi-Agent Systems

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ISBN: 9783038979241 / 9783038979258 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-925-8 Language: eng
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Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This Special Issue ""Multi-Agent Systems"" gathers original research articles reporting results on the steadily growing area of agent-oriented computing and multi-agent systems technologies. After more than 20 years of academic research on multi-agent systems (MASs), in fact, agent-oriented models and technologies have been promoted as the most suitable candidates for the design and development of distributed and intelligent applications in complex and dynamic environments. With respect to both their quality and range, the papers in this Special Issue already represent a meaningful sample of the most recent advancements in the field of agent-oriented models and technologies. In particular, the 17 contributions cover agent-based modeling and simulation, situated multi-agent systems, socio-technical multi-agent systems, and semantic technologies applied to multi-agent systems. In fact, it is surprising to witness how such a limited portion of MAS research already highlights the most relevant usage of agent-based models and technologies, as well as their most appreciated characteristics. We are thus confident that the readers of Applied Sciences will be able to appreciate the growing role that MASs will play in the design and development of the next generation of complex intelligent systems. This Special Issue has been converted into a yearly series, for which a new call for papers is already available at the Applied Sciences journal’s website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Multi-Agent_Systems_2019.

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scaled consensus --- delay --- formation tracking --- multi-agent system --- collision avoidance --- multiple passive agents --- Mobile Robot Navigation --- pedestrian environment --- kinodynamic planning --- velocity obstacle --- agent-based modeling --- complex network --- multi-agent system --- network management --- [-5]agent-based simulation --- agent-based social simulation --- multi-agent system --- agent-oriented software engineering --- sociogram --- agent technology --- organizational model --- agent behavior --- travel behavior --- commuting --- carpooling --- online double auction --- mechanism design --- perishable goods --- multi-agent simulation --- bike sharing systems (BSS) --- regression models --- open data --- data visualization --- multi agent systems --- organizations and institutions --- socio-technical systems --- multi-agent systems --- electric vehicles --- charging stations --- genetic algorithm --- multi-agent system --- agent-based simulation --- 3D representation --- human-machine interaction --- ambient intelligence --- user interaction levels --- intelligent agents --- intelligent hybrid systems --- type-2 fuzzy inference system --- methodologies for agent-based systems --- organizations and institutions --- socio–technical systems --- computational accountability --- social commitments --- agent-based programming --- multi-agent system --- BDI agents --- model-driven development --- agent development methodology --- semantic web service --- ontology --- SEA_ML --- electronic bartering system --- ambient intelligence --- cognitive disabilities --- mobile communication --- orientation --- person tracking --- trajectory mining --- agreement technologies --- coordination models --- multiagent systems --- smart cities --- surface vehicle --- underactuated vehicle --- RBFNNs --- directed graph --- coordinated control --- Behavior Trees (BTs) --- Genetic Programming (GP) --- autonomous agents --- behavior modeling --- tree mining --- agent development framework --- mobile device agent --- linked data --- semantic web --- multi-agent systems --- agent-based modelling --- agent-based simulation --- agent-oriented technologies --- coordination --- Artificial Intelligence --- computer science --- multi-agent systems --- agent methodologies --- agent-based simulation --- ambient intelligence --- smart cities

Governing Integrated Water Resources Management: Mutual Learning and Policy Transfer

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ISBN: 9783039281565 / 9783039281572 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-157-2 Language: eng
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Subject: Philosophy
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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has become a global paradigm for the governance of surface, coastal and groundwaters. This Special Issue contains twelve articles related to the transfer of IWRM policy principles. The articles explore three dimensions of transfer—causes, processes, outcomes—and offer a theoretically inspiring, methodologically rich and geographically diverse engagement with IWRM policy transfer around the globe. As such, they can also productively inform a future research agenda on the ‘dimensional’ aspects of IWRM governance. Regarding the causes, the contributions apply, criticise, extend or revise existing approaches to policy transfer in a water governance context, asking why countries adopt IWRM principles and what mechanisms are in place to understand the adoption of these principles in regional or national contexts. When it comes to processes, articles in this Special Issue unpack the process of policy transfer and implementation and explore how IWRM principles travel across borders, levels and scales. Finally, this set of papers looks into the outcomes of IWRM policy transfer and asks what impact IWRM principles, once implemented, gave on domestic water governance, water quality and water supply, and how effective IWRM is at addressing critical water issues in specific countries.

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dam --- local communities --- lived experiences --- environmental narratives --- Cambodia --- transitions --- water management regimes --- water resource management --- niches --- visions --- agency --- ocean governance --- fisheries management --- ecosystem-based management --- overfishing --- sustainable fishing --- European Union --- Turkey --- Europeanisation --- institutions --- policy transfer --- Water Framework Directive --- drinking water --- agriculture --- EU policy --- governance --- integrated scientific support --- water quality --- nitrates --- pesticides --- environmental policy --- policy coherence --- environmental governance --- integrated catchment management --- catchment --- conservation authorities --- governance --- governmentality --- integrated water resources management (IWRM) --- watershed councils --- Ontario --- Oregon --- Integrated Water Resources Management --- Integrated Urban Water Management --- urban water security --- governance --- Singapore --- Hong Kong --- process tracing --- Water Framework Directive --- policy implementation --- integrated water resources management --- river basin planning --- public participation --- water governance --- scale --- top-down and bottom-up --- estuaries --- governance --- sustainability --- governance models --- integrated water resources management --- IWRM --- Water Framework Directive --- WFD --- participation --- United Kingdom --- England --- water governance --- IWRM --- integrated water resources management --- drivers --- EU water framework directive --- implementation --- coordination --- participation --- Germany --- water governance --- polycentricity --- integrated water resources management --- IWRM --- policy transfer --- water governance --- Water Framework Directive --- learning

The Challenges of Water Management and Governance in Cities

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ISBN: 9783039211500 / 9783039211517 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-151-7 Language: eng
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Global population growth is urban growth and, therefore, most of the water-related challenges and solutions reside in cities. Unless water management and water governance processes are significantly improved within the next decade or so, cities are likely to face serious and prolonged water insecurity, urban floods, and/or heat stress, which may result in social instability and, ultimately, massive migration. Aging water infrastructure, one of the most expensive infrastructures in cities, is a relevant challenge in order to address Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: clean water and sanitation, SDG 11: sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 13: climate action. The choice of good governance arrangements has important consequences for economic performance, for the well-being of citizens, and for the quality of life in urban areas. The better governance arrangements work in coordinating policies across jurisdictions and policy fields, the better the outcomes. Rapidly-changing global conditions will make future water governance more complex than ever before in human history, and expectations are that water governance and water management will change more during the next 20 years compared to the past 100 years. In this Special Issue of Water, the focus will be on practical concepts and tools for water management and water governance, with a focus on cities.

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Integrated Water Resources Management --- water management sustainability --- urban resilience --- urban water cycle --- water governance --- water-reuse --- governance capacity --- water management --- water scarcity --- Sponge City --- water ecology --- storm water management --- flood control --- resilience --- rainfall-runoff --- storm water control measure --- SuDS --- urban drainage --- urban landscape --- urban planning --- flood risk management --- flood resilience --- governance strategies --- climate change --- assessment framework --- sustainability assessment --- baseline assessment --- co-design --- stakeholder involvement --- wastewater management --- Cape Town --- City Blueprint Approach --- water governance --- water scarcity --- water sensitive cities --- climate change adaptation --- stormwater reservoir --- Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation (GLUE) --- design rainfall event --- Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) --- coordination --- water supply --- social network analysis --- climate change --- IHP --- intergovernmental --- science and technology --- sustainability --- UNESCO --- water management --- water security --- Urban Water Management Programme --- water governance --- infrastructure --- urban water management --- indicators --- SDGs --- stakeholder participation --- water policy --- rainwater harvesting --- footprint --- lifecycle analysis --- total cost of ownership --- sustainability --- urban water management --- drinking water --- city networks --- climate change --- ICLEI --- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) --- urban water management --- use-attainment --- social network analysis --- urban planning --- governance --- social infrastructure --- cost of inaction --- urban pluvial flooding --- flood damage assessment --- flood risk --- greenhouse gas emissions --- decentralized water reclamation with resource recovery --- Water-Energy-Food Nexus --- climate change mitigation --- water governance --- urban water management --- resilience --- sustainable development goals

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