European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2017 Issue 11

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: Bis(trimethylsilyl)acetylene Complexes of Titanocenes and Zirconocenes: Their Recent Chemistry and Reactions with Lewis Acids (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 24/2004)

2004_24/2004The cover picture shows the stable and well-defined metallocene bis(trimethylsilyl)acetylene complexes Cp2M(L)(η2-Me3SiC2SiMe3) (M = Ti, without L; M = Zr, L = THF, pyridine), of the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl complexes Cp*2M(η2-Me3SiC2SiMe3) (M = Ti, Zr) and the ethylenebis(tetrahydroindenyl) complexes rac-(ebthi)M(η2-Me3SiC2SiMe3) (M = Ti, Zr). These form an essential basis for recent applications in chemistry. By using different Cp ligands (Cp, Cp*, ebthi), additional ligands (THF, pyridine), and metals (Ti, Zr), a fine-tuning of several stoichiometric and catalytic reactions was feasible. The latter complexes offer a number of compelling advantages over the widely used other similar metallocene reagents. As a metaphor, this piece of basic research stands “solid as a rock in heavy seas” (in the photo the Baltic Sea nearby Rostock-Warnemünde), alluding to the fact that fundamental preparative organometallic chemistry provides a solid foundation for attractive applications. Details of this chemistry are described in the Microreview by U. Rosenthal et al. on p. 4739ff.

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