Cover Picture: Making the True “CP” Ligand (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 37/2006)

Authors

  • Joseph G. Cordaro Dr.,

    1. Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 44-633-1418
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  • Daniel Stein Dr.,

    1. Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 44-633-1418
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  • Heinz Rüegger Dr.,

    1. Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 44-633-1418
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  • Hansjörg Grützmacher Prof. Dr.

    1. Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Departement Chemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, Fax: (+41) 44-633-1418
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Abstract

The quest for cyaphide, the phosphorus equivalent of cyanide, has been a challenge for many years. In their Communication on page 6159 ff., H. Grützmacher and co-workers describe their approach to prepare the first stable terminal cyaphide complex [RuH(CP)(dppe)2] (dppe=bis(1,2-diphenylphosphinoethane)). In an initial silyl-protected complex, the Ru center was P-coordinated by the C[TRIPLE BOND]P ligand. Removal of the silyl group yielded the C-coordinated Ru complex, whose structure is shown on the cover picture.

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