Inside Cover: Giant Spin-Orbit Effects on NMR Shifts in Diamagnetic Actinide Complexes: Guiding the Search of Uranium(VI) Hydride Complexes in the Correct Spectral Range (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Peter Hrobárik,

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    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    2. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, SK-84536 Bratislava (Slovakia)
    • Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Veronika Hrobáriková,

    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Anja H. Greif,

    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kaupp

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    1. Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    • Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Theoretische Chemie, Sekr. C7, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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Abstract

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The known 1H NMR chemical shifts of diamagnetic compounds so far range from around δ=−60 ppm to about +20 ppm. In their Communication on page 10884 ff., P. Hrobarik, M. Kaupp, et al. predict that, because of giant relativistic spin-orbit effects, the 1H NMR shifts of the to-date elusive uranium(VI) hydride complexes will be between δ=+40 ppm and more than +150 ppm, a completely unprecedented range. Knowing the correct spectral range to look for should facilitate the characterization of this new compound class.

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