Inside Back Cover: Can Hindered Intramolecular Vibrational Energy Redistribution Lead to Non-Ergodic Behavior of Medium-Sized Ion Pairs? (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 40/2012)

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  • Dr. Christopher J. Shaffer,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Ágnes Révész,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Detlef Schröder,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
    • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • Ing. Lukáš Severa,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Filip Teplý,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Emilie-Laure Zins,

    1. Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interactions et Réactivité, UMR 7075 CNRS/UPMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris 5 (France)
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  • Mgr. Lucie Jašíková,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Charles University in Prague, Hlavova 8, 12843 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)
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  • Dr. Jana Roithová

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Charles University in Prague, Hlavova 8, 12843 Prague 2 (Czech Republic)
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Abstract

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Too much heat in non-covalent complexes leads to non-ergodic behavior in ion pairs of nitrogen-containing cations with triflate counterions. In their Communication on page 10050 ff., D. Schröder et al. show by means of infrared spectroscopy of mass-selected ions that the effect is caused by incomplete intramolecular vibrational energy distribution, leading to a local “overheating” of the triflate counterions. PS: Find the hidden dedication in the picture! The puzzle will be solved on the homepage of ChemViews Magazine (http://www.chemviews.org).

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