European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 30

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (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

Cover Picture: Syntheses of Dimetallamacrocycles by Intramolecular Oxidative Couplings of Dinuclear Bis(1,3-butadiynyl) Complexes: A New Approach to Steric Shielding in (sp-Carbon chain)dirhenium Complexes [(η5-C5Me5)Re(NO)(PR3)(C≡CC≡CC≡CC≡C)(R3P)(ON)Re(η5-C5Me5)] (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 12/2003)

2003_12/2003The cover picture shows the first example of an isolated organometallic compound containing two terminal alkynes undergoing an intramolecular oxidative coupling. Twenty-two- and twenty-six-membered rings or “metallamacrocycles” are obtained in 18−41 % yields. The intramolecular oxidative coupling of organic compounds containing two terminal alkynes has played a critical role in the development of macrocycle chemistry, particularly with annulenes and dehydroannulenes, and macrocyclizations are playing an increasingly important role in organometallic chemistry, particularly as attention turns to architecturally novel types of target molecules that may have applications in materials chemistry or nanotechnology. Details are discussed in the article by J. A. Gladysz et al. on p. 2211 ff.

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