European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 11/44 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)
Online ISSN: 1099-0682
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
The cover picture shows the penetrating polyhedra of copper and tellurium atoms that are found in the molecular structure of the mixed-valence copper telluride cluster [Cu26Te12y(PEt2Ph)12] (copper atoms: blue; tellurium atoms: black; phosphorus atoms: green; organic groups omitted). Polyhedral substructures are very often found in the cluster frameworks of small or middle-sized, phosphane-ligated copper chalcogenide clusters, since highly symmetric atomic arrangements play a key role in the formation of the most stable isomers. Another approach tomeet the symmetry requirements is realized by large [Cu2nEn(PR3)m] clusters (E = S, Se, Te) that adopt layer-type molecular structures when 2n is 70 or more. Hence, they denote the transition to the structural features of binary copper chalcogenide phases. The structural properties of copper sulfide, copper selenide and copper telluride clusters that were developed from single-crystal X-ray analyses, as well as the results of further physico-chemical or quantum-chemical investigations on these substances, are comprehensively discussed in the microreview by D. Fenske et al.