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Cover Picture: Dicationic Sulfur Analogues of N-Heterocyclic Silylenes and Phosphenium Cations (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 12/2009)



Highly reactive electrophilic compounds centered around multicationic main-group elements are notoriously difficult to isolate. In the Communication on page 2210 ff., P. J. Ragogna and co-workers describe the synthesis and characterization of salts of sulfur(II) dications stabilized by two chelating nitrogen atoms. These species are the first sulfur-based analogues of N-heterocyclic silylene compounds and are the most recent addition to the family of compounds featuring divalent p-block elements. Mitch Zimmer is acknowledged for the cover design.

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