European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 12

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

2010_13/2010A Lipophilic, Fluorine-Free, Thermostable, Inexpensive, S4-Symmetric, Highly Soluble, Weakly Coordinating, Protolabile Aluminate (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 13/2010)

The cover picture shows a Madagascar day gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis) in a coconut with a locust on top. Gecko toes hold on to slithery and vertical surfaces due to van der Waals forces, which are also relevant for the lipophilic altebate anion (left space-filling model). Its sterically demanding substituents shield the nucleophilic center, making diethyl ether a better hydrogen bond acceptor in comparison (middle X-ray structure). The high symmetry and the positive (blue) partial charges on the molecular surface are reflected in the right fractal-like model. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by B. F. Straub et al. on p. 1907 ff. Photograph by Michael Wrede, artwork by Bernd F. Straub.

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