European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 20

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 3.12

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

2009_23/2009Adventures in the Coordination Chemistry of Di-2-pyridyl Ketone and Related Ligands: From High-Spin Molecules and Single-Molecule Magnets to Coordination Polymers, and from Structural Aesthetics to an Exciting New Reactivity Chemistry of Coordinated Ligands (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 23/2009)

The cover picture shows the famous bridge that connects Patras (and Peloponissos) with Central Greece, one of the largest in the world. The bridge is fixed to four pylons in the same manner that a myriad of polynuclear metal complexes and coordination polymers is based on various forms of di-2-pyridyl ketone shown on the top of the pylons. Some of the complexes have exciting structures and interesting properties. The activation of this and related ligands is an emergent area of synthetic inorganic chemistry. The structural diversity of the compounds stems from the ability of the deprotonated diol- and hemiketal-type ligands to adopt a number of bridging coordination modes, depending on the number of carbonyl groups, the nature of the extra donor sites in the molecule and on the reaction conditions. Details are presented in the Microreview by S. P. Perlepes et al. on p. 3361 ff.

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