Cover Picture: Reactive Intermediates: A Transient Electrophilic Phosphinidene Caught in the Act (Chem. Eur. J. 5/2010)

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  • Helen Jansen,

    1. Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987488
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  • Michiel C. Samuels,

    1. Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987488
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  • Erik P. A. Couzijn Dr.,

    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093, Zürich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-632-21280
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  • J. Chris Slootweg Dr.,

    1. Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987488
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  • Andreas W. Ehlers Dr.,

    1. Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987488
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  • Peter Chen Prof. Dr.,

    1. Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093, Zürich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-632-21280
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  • Koop Lammertsma Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081 HV, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5987488
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Abstract

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Phosphinidene complex [Me3NC6H4[BOND]P[DOUBLE BOND]W(CO)5]+ was observed by tandem mass spectrometry and its identity was confirmed by the addition to alkenes in the instrument's ion guide that is shown in the background of the cover picture. The gas-phase experiments are consistent with solution-phase and computational studies as reported by K. Lammertsma, P. Chen et al. in their Communication on page 1454 ff.

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