Cover Picture: Boronate Ligands in Materials: Determining Their Local Environment by Using a Combination of IR/Solid-State NMR Spectroscopies and DFT Calculations (Chem. Eur. J. 3/2013) (page 797)
Saad Sene, Marc Reinholdt, Dr. Guillaume Renaudin, Dr. Dorothée Berthomieu, Prof. Claudio M. Zicovich-Wilson, Prof. Christel Gervais, Dr. Philippe Gaveau, Prof. Christian Bonhomme, Dr. Yaroslav Filinchuk, Prof. Mark E. Smith, Prof. Jean-Marie Nedelec, Dr. Sylvie Bégu, Dr. P. Hubert Mutin and Dr. Danielle Laurencin
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201390004
In contrast to boronic acids, RB(OH)2, which have been extensively studied for applications in catalysis and materials chemistry, boronate anions, RB(OH)3−, have drawn much less attention. Their coordination chemistry in the context of alkaline earth metals has only recently been reported. D. Laurencin et al. present an in depth study of a new crystalline phase, calcium butylboronate, in their Full Paper on page 880 ff. A methodology combining high-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and DFT calculations was developed for the analysis of the local structure around boronates in the solid state.