European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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February 2011

Volume 2011, Issue 6

Pages 765–905

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    1. Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks Incorporating [Cp°2Mo2P4S] (Cp° = 1-tBu-3,4-Me2C5H2), P4S3 and Cu2I2 Building Blocks (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 6/2011)

      Christian Gröger, Hans Robert Kalbitzer, Michael Pronold, Dmitry Piryazev, Manfred Scheer, Joachim Wachter, Alexander Virovets and Manfred Zabel

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201190012

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    1. Calixthioamides as Ionophores

      Calixthioamides as Ionophores for Transition- and Heavy-Metal Cations (pages 777–783)

      Joanna Kulesza and Maria Bocheńska

      Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000663

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      This microreview covers the complexing abilities of calix[4]arene derivatives having a pendant thioamide moiety. These compounds are highly selective for transition- and heavy-metal cations. Different methods of studying their binding properties are summarized and discussed.

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    1. Coordination Polymers

      Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks Incorporating [Cp°2Mo2P4S] (Cp° = 1-tBu-3,4-Me2C5H2), P4S3 and Cu2I2 Building Blocks (pages 785–793)

      Christian Gröger, Hans Robert Kalbitzer, Michael Pronold, Dmitry Piryazev, Manfred Scheer, Joachim Wachter, Alexander Virovets and Manfred Zabel

      Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001125

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      [Cp°2Mo2P4S] (Cp° = 1-tBu-3,4-Me2C5H2) forms with CuI a new type of dynamic helical porous metal-organic framework, which is able to reversibly absorb CH2Cl2 without loosing its crystalline character. Introduction of P4S3 as an additional inorganic linker into the system gives one- and two-dimensional organometallic-inorganic hybrid networks with planar Cu2I2 rings as knots.

    2. Quantum Dots as Biological Labels

      Enhanced Photostability from CdSe(S)/ZnO Core/Shell Quantum Dots and Their Use in Biolabeling (pages 794–801)

      Fadi Aldeek, Christian Mustin, Lavinia Balan, Ghouti Medjahdi, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Philippe Arnoux and Raphaël Schneider

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000790

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      A simple experimental procedure to obtain CdSe(S)/ZnO core/shell nanocrystals was developed. Their enhanced photostability makes these quantum dots suitable for biolabeling and imaging.

    3. Rigidified Gadolinium Chelates

      Relaxometric Study of a Series of Monoaqua GdIII Complexes of Rigidified EGTA-Like Chelators and Their Noncovalent Interaction with Human Serum Albumin (pages 802–810)

      Mauro Botta, Stefano Avedano, Giovanni Battista Giovenzana, Alberto Lombardi, Dario Longo, Claudio Cassino, Lorenzo Tei and Silvio Aime

      Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001103

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      The solution properties of lanthanide(III) complexes of rigidified EGTA derivatives were investigated in aqueous media by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy and by1H and 17O NMR relaxometric techniques. Their binding affinity to human serum albumin was evaluated both experimentally and by docking simulations.

    4. Hexacyanides of Ru and Os

      Facile Preparation of Paramagnetic RuIII and OsIII Hexacyanides (pages 811–815)

      Kira E. Vostrikova and Eugenia V. Peresypkina

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001040

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      Oxidation of K4MII(CN)6 (M = Ru, Os) is easily performed by air or H2O2 in methanol, in the presence of 18-crown-6. The corresponding paramagnetic derivatives of RuIII and OsIII are obtained in high yield and high purity.

    5. Nickel–Fullerene Complexes

      The η2 Complex of Nickel Bis(diphenylphosphanyl)propane with Fullerene: {Ni(dppp)(η2-C60)}·(Solvent) Obtained by Reduction (pages 816–820)

      Dmitri V. Konarev, Salavat S. Khasanov, Evgeniya I. Yudanova and Rimma N. Lyubovskaya

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001059

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      The η2 complex of nickel bis(diphenylphosphanyl)propane with fullerene, Ni(dppp)(η2-C60)·(C6H14)0.84·(C6H4Cl2)0.16, was obtained by the reduction method. The crystal structure of the nickel–C60 η2 complex was determined for the first time to show short Ni–C(C60) bonds. Coordination results in a lowering of the C60 symmetry and noticeable π back-donation to the C60 molecule.

    6. Clean ZnO Deposition

      A Clean Low-Temperature ZnO Deposition Method for Multipurpose Applications (pages 821–825)

      Marc Estruga, Irene Gonzalez-Valls, Concepción Domingo, Monica Lira-Cantu and José A. Ayllón

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000966

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      A novel ZnO precursor solution that neatly decomposes after evaporation and moderate thermal treatment is presented. The method is based on the enhanced solubility of commercial ZnO in aqueous ammonia in presence of H2O2. This precursor solution is useful for the low-temperature preparation of ZnO-coated cellulose and ZnO porous photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells.

    7. Carbazole Cu and Zn Complexes

      Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes with a Photoactive Bridging Ligand Based on Carbazole: Synthesis, Structures, Electronic and Magnetic Properties (pages 826–834)

      Eike T. Spielberg and Winfried Plass

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000970

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      Combining photoactive bridging ligands with magnetic metal ions: Reaction of a fluorescent aryl-substituted carbazole ligand with copper(II) and zinc(II) ions results in the formation of metallacycles of the general formula [M2L2]. The fluorescent bridging ligand mediates antiferromagnetic exchange coupling between the copper centers.

    8. Vaska-Type Complexes

      Electron-Rich Vaska-Type Complexes trans-[Ir(CO)Cl(2-Ph2PC6H4COOMe)2] and trans-[Ir(CO)Cl(2-Ph2PC6H4OMe)2]: Synthesis, Characterisation and Reactivity (pages 835–841)

      Dipak Kumar Dutta, Biswajit Deb, Bhaskar Jyoti Sarmah, J. Derek Woollins, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Amy L. Fuller and Rebecca A. M. Randall

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001005

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      Two Vaska-type complexes trans-[Ir(CO)Cl(2-Ph2PC6H4 COOMe)2] (1a) and trans-[Ir(CO)Cl(2-Ph2PC6H4OMe)2] (1b) are newly synthesised. Complex 1a exhibits Ir···O “secondary” interaction to generate a pseudo-hexacoordinated complex. Complex 1b shows three times more activity in oxygen uptake than Vaska's complex, while 1a remains unreactive.

    9. Assembly of Metallacyclophanes

      Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemistry of Macrocyclic Tetrametallic Group 6 (Fischer) Carbene Complexes (pages 842–849)

      María P. López-Alberca, María J. Mancheño, Israel Fernández, Mar Gómez-Gallego, Miguel A. Sierra, Catherine Hemmert and Heinz Gornitzka

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001007

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      A new type of homo- and heterocyclophane metallomacrocycles with different size cavities was prepared by combining Fischer biscarbene complexes and different aromatic diamines as linkers. The structure analysis of one of these tetranuclear complexes is reported for the first time andreveals an interesting nanochannel architecture assembly.

    10. Strontium Methylphosphonate

      Strontium Methylphosphonate Trihydrate: An Example of a New Class of Host Materials for Intercalation Reactions – Synthesis, Structure and Intercalation Behavior (pages 850–859)

      Ludvík Beneš, Klára Melánová, Jan Svoboda, Vítězslav Zima, Aleš Růžička and Miroslava Trchová

      Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001035

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      Strontium methylphosphonate is a new layered compound that is a suitable host material for the intercalation of oxygen- and nitrogen-containing organic guests.

    11. Single-Source Precursors

      Synthesis of Heterobimetallic Zn/Co Carbamates: Single-Source Precursors of Nanosized Magnetic Oxides Under Mild Conditions (pages 860–867)

      Dan Domide, Olaf Walter, Silke Behrens, Elisabeth Kaifer and Hans-Jörg Himmel

      Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001095

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      A new method for the preparation ofheterobimetallic Co/Zn carbamate complexes and their usage as precursors ofoxide nanoparticles are presented.

    12. Organolead Complexes

      A Conspicuous Deprotonation in Complexes of Diphenyllead(IV) with Ligands Containing Both Semicarbazone and Thiosemicarbazone Chains (pages 868–878)

      José S. Casas, Estefanía Castro-Vidal, María S. García-Tasende, Agustín Sánchez, José Sordo, Ángeles Touceda and Ezequiel M. Vázquez-López

      Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001030

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      The reaction of diphenyllead(IV) diacetate with semicarbazone/thiosemicarbazone ligands afforded several complexes of diverse stoichiometry, which were studied in both the solid state and solution. Unexpectedly, one complex has the semicarbazone chain of the ligand formally half-deprotonated.

    13. Europium Hybrid Xerogels

      Photoactive Europium Hybrids of β-Diketone-Modified Polysilsesquioxane Bridge Linking Si–O–B(Ti)–O Xerogels (pages 879–887)

      Chang Wang, Bing Yan, Jin-Liang Liu and Lei Guo

      Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001069

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      β-Diketone-functionalized polysilsesquioxane bridges behave as linkages in theassembly of europium ions and Si–O–M (M = B or Ti) hybrid xerogels, as they can form covalently bonded Si–O networks after the cohydrolysis and copolycondensation through their alkoxy groups.

    14. Nonclassical Tetraazaporpyrin

      Preparation and Characterization of Nonclassical Tetraazaporphyrin, Bis(4-methylpyridine)[1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15-octaphenyltetra(3,4-thieno)tetraazaporphyrinato]ruthenium(II) (pages 888–894)

      Takeshi Kimura, Takashi Iwama, Toshiharu Namauo, Eiichi Suzuki, Takamitsu Fukuda, Nagao Kobayashi, Takahiro Sasamori and Norihiro Tokitoh

      Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201001094

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      The tetramerization of 2,5-diphenyl-3,4-dicyanothiophene in the presence of RuIIICl3 and 4-methylpyridine gave a tetrathieno-fused bis(4-methylpyridine)[1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15-octaphenyltetraazaporphyrinato]ruthenium(II) complex. The structure of this product was determined by 1H NMR, FAB-MS, and X-ray crystallography. UV/Vis and MCD spectra were recorded.

    15. Conformation Analysis of Phosphanes

      Structure and Conformational Properties of Azido(difluoro)phosphane, F2PN3 (pages 895–905)

      Xiaoqing Zeng, Helmut Beckers, Helge Willner, Raphael J. F. Berger, Stuart A. Hayes and Norbert W. Mitzel

      Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000882

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      The syn/anti equilibrium of F2PN3 was studied by Raman and temperature-dependent gas-phase and Ar-matrix isolation IRspectroscopy, gas electron diffraction, and quantum chemical calculations.

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