Cover Picture: A High-Valent Heterobimetallic [CuIII(μ-O)2NiIII]2+ Core with Nucleophilic Oxo Groups (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 21/2013)

Authors

  • Subrata Kundu,

    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Florian Felix Pfaff,

    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Enrico Miceli,

    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Ivelina Zaharieva,

    1. Freie Universität Berlin, FB Physik, Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Christian Herwig,

    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Shenglai Yao,

    1. Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Erik R. Farquhar,

    1. Case Western Reserve University Center for Synchrotron Biosciences and Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
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  • Dr. Uwe Kuhlmann,

    1. Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Eckhard Bill,

    1. Max-Plank-Institut für chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Peter Hildebrandt,

    1. Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Holger Dau,

    1. Freie Universität Berlin, FB Physik, Berlin (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess,

    Corresponding author
    1. Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    • Matthias Driess, Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Christian Limberg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

      Kallol Ray, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

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  • Prof. Dr. Christian Limberg,

    Corresponding author
    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    • Matthias Driess, Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Christian Limberg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

      Kallol Ray, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

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  • Dr. Kallol Ray

    Corresponding author
    1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    • Matthias Driess, Technische-Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Christian Limberg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

      Kallol Ray, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 2, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

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Abstract

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Unlike typical homodinuclear high-valent [M2(μ-O)2]n+ cores, a rare heterobimetallic high-valent CuNi bis(μ-oxo) complex behaves as a nucleophile. In their Communication on page 5622 ff., K. Ray, M. Driess, C. Limberg et al. show that this complex can initiate deformylation of aldehydes, indicating that mixed-metal bis(μ-oxo) cores are viable intermediates in the deformylation of fatty aldehydes by cyanobacterial aldehyde decarbonylase, for which a similar cofactor has been suggested, but not isolated.

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