Inside Cover: Ternary Rare-Earth Transition-Metal Polyhydride Cluster Compounds (Chem. Eur. J. 27/2013)

Authors

  • Tobias Bauer,

    1. Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
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  • Dr. Frank R. Wagner,

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    1. Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany), Fax: (+49) 351-4646-4002
    • Nöthnitzer Strasse 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany), Fax: (+49) 351-4646-4002
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  • Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe

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    1. Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
    • Lehrstuhl Anorganische Chemie II, Universität Bayreuth, Universitätsstrasse 30, NW I, 95440 Bayreuth (Germany), Fax: (+49) 921552157
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Abstract

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The first examples of ternary rare-earth transition-metal polyhydride clusters (such as depicted) are reported by F. R. Wagner, R. Kempe, and T. Bauer in their Communication on page 8732 ff. Cluster formation proceeds through C[BOND]H bond activation of the Cp ligands that stabilize the transition-metal-containing starting material. Analysis of the electronic structure of the polyhydride cluster compounds revealed covalent Re[BOND]Lu bonding and ionic transition metal hydride–Lu interactions.

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