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Keywords:

  • azolium salts;
  • carbene ligands;
  • heterometallic complexes;
  • organic–inorganic hybrid composites;
  • transition metals
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Deuces wild: From catalysis through materials science to biology, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) can truly be regarded as a wild card of ligands. A new series of “two-faced” (Janus-type) ligands composed of two linearly opposed NHCs fused to an arene linker has been synthesized and can be used to prepare discrete bimetallic complexes.