European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 18

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/44 (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

2009_11/2009Noble Reactions for the Actinides: Safe Gold-Based Access to Organouranium and Azido Complexes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 11/2009)

The cover picture shows a novel and safe gold-based oxidative functionalization protocol that allows access to an assortment of uranium complexes bearing azide and carbon functional groups. Alkyl, alkynyl, and azide complexes are accessed in a single step from commercially available or easily prepared gold complexes. This methodology works for UIII [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] UIV and UIV [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] UV oxidations. A new, high-yielding synthetic preparation of (Ph3P)AuN3 is also presented. These reactions proceed rapidly in high yields and represent a new class of reactions for gold. This work demonstrates that gold chemistry is not just unique for organic transformations but holds great promise for similarly advancing organometallic chemistry. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by J. L. Kiplinger et al. on p. 1451 ff. We thank Mr. Jim Cruz for designing the cover picture.

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