European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 13‐14

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (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

2007_12/2007Effect of Protonation and Interaction with Anions on a Lead(II) Complex with a Lateral Macrobicycle Containing a Phenol Schiff-Base Spacer (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 12/2007)

The cover picture shows a crown-based lateral macrobicycle designed by our research group as a potential ligand for PbII complexation. Lead is recognized worldwide as a serious environmental pollutant, and although it is a natural component of soil, water and vegetation, anthropogenic emissions have contributed to the dramatic increase in its level in the environment. The removal of lead from the environment and biological systems is the aim of many research groups. In particular, we are interested in the design of PbII-complexing agents based on crown frameworks. In this picture, the complexed PbII ion has been replaced by our beautiful but polluted blue planet. The cover picture symbolizes the need for innovative ideas to solve the problem of environmental lead pollution – one solution includes the design of selective complexing agents. Details are discussed in the article by A. de Blas, T. Rodríguez-Blas et al. on p. 1635 ff.

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