European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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October 2013

Volume 2013, Issue 30

Pages 5208–5371

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      Binuclear Cage-Like Copper(II) Silsesquioxane (“Cooling Tower”) – Its High Catalytic Activity in the Oxidation of Benzene and Alcohols (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 30/2013)

      Alexey N. Bilyachenko, Marina S. Dronova, Alexey I. Yalymov, Alexander A. Korlyukov, Lidia S. Shul'pina, Dmitry E. Arkhipov, Elena S. Shubina, Mikhail M. Levitsky, Alexey D. Kirilin and Georgiy B. Shul'pin

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201390134

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      The cover picture shows a symbolic process of benzene/alcohol oxidation catalysis by the binuclear cage-like copper(II) silsesquioxane with an unprecedented structure (“Cooling Tower”). The high catalytic activity of this very unusual, frustum-like cage compound gave the authors an opportunity to ironically represent the oxidation reaction as a “chemical plant” process. Details are discussed in the article by A. N. Bilyachenko, M. M. Levitsky, G. B. Shul'pin et al. on p. 5240 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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      Binuclear Cage-Like Copper(II) Silsesquioxane (“Cooling Tower”) – Its High Catalytic Activity in the Oxidation of Benzene and Alcohols (page 5208)

      Alexey N. Bilyachenko, Marina S. Dronova, Alexey I. Yalymov, Alexander A. Korlyukov, Lidia S. Shul'pina, Dmitry E. Arkhipov, Elena S. Shubina, Mikhail M. Levitsky, Alexey D. Kirilin and Georgiy B. Shul'pin

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201301238

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      It is quite symbolic that this newest kind of metallasilsesquioxane cages (“Cooling Tower”) reached a new horizon with the catalytic application of those compounds...

      Read more about the story behind the cover in the Cover Profile and about the research itself on p. 5240 ff.

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    1. Masthead: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 30/2013 (page 5210)

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201390135

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    1. Masthead: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 30/2013 (page 5217)

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201390137

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    1. Self-Assembled Supramolecules

      Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Arene–Ruthenium Compounds (pages 5222–5232)

      Anurag Mishra, Se Chan Kang and Ki-Whan Chi

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300729

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      The metal-directed coordination-driven self-assembly of supramolecular compounds with organometallic Ru-based half-sandwich complexes has received considerable attention. This microreview gives a concise summary of recent macrocyclic compounds composed of arene–Ru acceptors and N-donor ligands. Synthetic methods and structural and functional properties of the complexes are discussed in detail.

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    1. Phosphorescent Tellurium Complexes

      Strong Solid-State Phosphorescence of 1,2-Telluraplatinacycles Incorporated into Rigid Dibenzobarrelene and Triptycene Skeletons (pages 5233–5239)

      Yuki Yamaguchi, Norio Nakata and Akihiko Ishii

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201301104

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      Four- and five-membered 1,2-telluraplatinacycles incorporated into dibenzobarrelene and triptycene skeletons phosphoresce strongly in the solid state at room temperature. Ligand-exchange reactions of the latter gives a series of derivatives that emit a range of colors (blue to orange) with high emission quantum yields (max ΦF = 0.93).

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    1. Metallasilsesquioxane Catalysts

      Binuclear Cage-Like Copper(II) Silsesquioxane (“Cooling Tower”) – Its High Catalytic Activity in the Oxidation of Benzene and Alcohols (pages 5240–5246)

      Alexey N. Bilyachenko, Marina S. Dronova, Alexey I. Yalymov, Alexander A. Korlyukov, Lidia S. Shul'pina, Dmitry E. Arkhipov, Elena S. Shubina, Mikhail M. Levitsky, Alexey D. Kirilin and Georgiy B. Shul'pin

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300878

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      The first representative of a new structural type (“Cooling Tower”-like) of cage-like metallasilsesquioxanes was obtained. The compound, possessing two CuII ions, exhibits a high catalytic activity in oxidation reactions of benzene and alcohols.

    2. Solid-State Structures

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      High-Pressure Synthesis and Characterization of the Actinide Borate Phosphate U2[BO4][PO4] (pages 5247–5252)

      Ernst Hinteregger, Klaus Wurst, Lukas Perfler, Florian Kraus and Hubert Huppertz

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300662

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      U2[BO4][PO4] is the first uranium borate phosphate synthesized under high-pressure/high-temperature conditions (12.5 GPa and 1000 °C). The new actinide borate phosphate crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c with four formula units per unit cell. The crystal structure consists of isolated [BO4]5– and [PO4]3– groups and double layers formed by uranium and oxygen atoms.

    3. Bioinorganic Chemistry

      Isolation and Characterization of Single and Sulfide-Bridged Double [4Fe–4S] Cubane Clusters with 4-Pyridinethiolato Ligands (pages 5253–5264)

      Deidra L. Gerlach, Dimitri Coucouvanis, Jeff Kampf and Nicolai Lehnert

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300802

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      The syntheses of unique para-pyridylthiolate-ligated cuboidal clusters, including two single [4Fe–4S] clusters and a sulfide-bridged double [4Fe–4S] cubane, are described. The properties of these clusters are characterized by 1H NMR, IR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and X-ray crystallography.

    4. Supramolecular Architecture

      Synthesis and Supramolecular Architectures of Dinuclear Metallacyclic Silver(I) and Zigzag-Chain Copper(II) Complexes Bearing 2,6-Pyridinediylbis(3-pyridinyl)methanone (pages 5265–5273)

      Chong-Qing Wan, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Xu-Dong Chen and Thomas C. W. Mak

      Article first published online: 27 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300696

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      Silver(I) complexes of 2,6-pyridinediylbis(3-pyridinyl)methanone (L) exhibit a common [Ag2(L)2]2+ metallacycle assembled by the μ2-N,N-bridging L in the exo–endo mode; such dinuclear units are connected by an argentophilic interaction to form an infinite band. In the presence of a Cu2(CH3CO2)4 paddlewheel cluster, L acts in the exo–exo mode to generate an infinite zigzag chain of bridged clusters.

    5. Nickel Triangles

      NiII-Pyridyloximato Triangles with a Central μ3-OH Ligand: Magnetostructural Correlations (pages 5274–5280)

      Jordi Esteban, Mercè Font-Bardia and Albert Escuer

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300814

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      The first series of μ3-OH-centred triangular nickel–pyridyloximato complexes with the {Ni3(OH)(pyC{CN}NO)3} core confirms the Ni–O–Ni dependence of the magnitude of the superexchange interaction.

    6. Helical Self-Assembly

      Helical Self-Assembly of Optically Active Phthalocyanine Derivatives Bearing Four Optically Active (S)-2-Methylbutoxy Moieties at the α Position of the Phthalocyanine Ring (pages 5281–5287)

      Jing Tian, Lu Jing, Congcong Zhang, Lisha Ji, Peihua Zhu and Xiaomei Zhang

      Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300564

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      Three phthalocyanine derivatives with four peripheral chiral (S)-2-methylbutoxy moieties at the α or β positions of the phthalocyanine have been synthesized. Their CD signals and self-assembly behavior indicate that the position of the chiral substituents influences the chiral transfer and expression, and metal coordination affects the morphology and handedness of the nanostructures.

    7. Mixed-Valent Compounds

      Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Magnetic Properties of a Family of Tetra- and Octanuclear Mixed-Valent Manganese Clusters (pages 5288–5296)

      Pei-Pei Yang, Cong-Ying Shao, Li-Li Zhu and Yun Xu

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300582

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      A family of tetra- and octanuclear manganese compounds derived from a quinquedentate Schiff base ligand has been obtained. X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that all the tetranuclear manganese clusters contain a mixed-valent tetrahedral MnIIMnIII3 core, and the octanuclear manganese cluster contains two tetrahedral MnIIMnIII3 cores bridged by a terephthalate ion.

    8. Crystal Growth

      Shape and Size Tunable Synthesis of Coordination Polymer Mn2W(CN)8·xH2O Microcrystals through a Simple Solution Chemical Route (pages 5297–5302)

      Guoxing Zhu, Yunyun Xiao, Xiaoping Shen, Qingjing Zhang and Aihua Yuan

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300661

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      By using a simple solution chemistry approach, Mn2W(CN)8·xH2O microcrystals with unique morphologies including square platelet and octahedron have been successfully synthesized. The reaction temperature proved to be a key factor for morphological evolution of the products. A possible growth mechanism for the Mn2W(CN)8·xH2O microcrystals is proposed.

    9. Nanostructures

      Surface Mineralization of Cellulose by Metal Chloride – an Original Pathway for the Synthesis of Hierarchical Urchin and Needle Carpetlike TiO2 Superstructures (pages 5303–5310)

      G. Ranjith Nair, Sanjoy K. Samdarshi and Bruno Boury

      Article first published online: 27 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300669

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      The anhydrous reaction of cellulose with TiCl4 leads to TiO2 nanorods from the mineralization of the cellulose. The needles made of assembled nanorods are assembled into submicron superstructures such as urchins and carpets of needles. High thermal stability and high photocatalytic activity is observed for these anatase superstructures.

    10. Boronate Esters

      Carbohydrate-Based Ferrocenyl Boronate Esters: Synthesis, Characterization, Crystal Structures, and Antibacterial Activity (pages 5311–5319)

      E. Rami Reddy, Rajiv Trivedi, L. Giribabu, B. Sridhar, K. Pranay kumar, M. Srinivasa Rao and A. V. S. Sarma

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300773

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      Ferrocenyl boronate esters of carbohydrates are prepared and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The antibacterial activity of these esters is investigated.

    11. Titanium Dioxide Nanosheets

      Ionic-Liquid-Assisted Synthesis of Self-Assembled TiO2-B Nanosheets under Microwave Irradiation and Their Enhanced Lithium Storage Properties (pages 5320–5328)

      Chaoji Chen, Xianluo Hu, Pei Hu, Yun Qiao, Long Qie and Yunhui Huang

      Article first published online: 30 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300832

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      A rapid, one-pot route has been developed for the fabrication of self-assembled TiO2-B nanosheets by using the ionic liquid [Bmim][BF4] under microwave irradiation. The nanosheets exhibit enhanced lithium storage performance for lithium ion battery applications.

    12. Luminescent Iridium Complexes

      Strongly Blue Luminescent Cationic Iridium(III) Complexes with an Electron-Rich Ancillary Ligand: Evaluation of Their Optoelectronic and Electrochemiluminescence Properties (pages 5329–5343)

      Sébastien Ladouceur, Kalen N. Swanick, Shawn Gallagher-Duval, Zhifeng Ding and Eli Zysman-Colman

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300849

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      The synthesis, photophysical, electrochemical, and electrochemiluminescent properties of two highly emissive cationic blue-emitting Ir complexes are reported. Variation of the ligand results in a change in the nature of the emission. The decoration on both the cyclometalating and ancillary ligands strongly influences the ECL efficiencies. A detailed DFT/TDDFT study corroborates experiment.

    13. Monomeric Tetrahalides

      Redox Reaction between Main-Group Elements (Te, Sn, Bi) and N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Derived Selenium Halides: A Facile Method for the Preparation of Monomeric Halides (pages 5344–5357)

      Sudesh T. Manjare, Sangeeta Yadav, Harkesh B. Singh and Ray J. Butcher

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300850

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      The reaction of dihaloselones with elemental tellurium leads to the formation of selone- coordinated monomeric tellurium tetrahalides and tellurium dibromide adducts. A plausible mechanism for the formation of tellurium halide adducts is proposed. Tellurium halide adducts are probably an intermediate in the formation of cationic diselenides.

    14. Ir Complexes with PNP Pincer Ligands

      Iridium Complexes Containing a PNP Pincer Ligand: Syntheses, Structural Chemistry, and Bond Activations (pages 5358–5365)

      Nora Grüger, Hubert Wadepohl and Lutz H. Gade

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300857

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      The dihydrido complex [(Cbzdiphos)–IrH2], stabilized by the monoanionic PNP pincer ligand Cbzdiphos (3,6-di-tert-butyl-1,8-bis[(diphenylphosphanyl)methyl]carbazole), gave rise to a reactive species, which activated C–H bonds to yield a Fischer carbene [(Cbzdiphos)Ir{=C(OC3H6)}]. Treatment with benzene or chlorobenzene afforded the oxidative addition products [(Cbzdiphos)Ir(Ph)H] and [(Cbzdiphos)Ir(Ph)Cl].

    15. Molecular Electrocatalysis

      Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Formate with Nickel Diphosphine Dipeptide Complexes: Effect of Ligands Modified with Amino Acids (pages 5366–5371)

      Brandon R. Galan, Matthew L. Reback, Avijita Jain, Aaron M. Appel and Wendy J. Shaw

      Article first published online: 3 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300751

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      Electrocatalysts Ni(PR2NR′2)2 substituted with dipeptides were used for the oxidation of formate. Polar substituents resulted in a significant loss in activity, which was recovered upon protection of these groups. This work adds to our growing understanding of the role of the outer coordination sphere in molecular electrocatalysis.

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