European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 3

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.965

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/45 (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

2012_23/2012Crystallization-Induced Asymmetric Synthesis of Nonracemic Platinum(IV) Polysulfide Tris(chelate) Complexes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 23/2012)

The cover picture shows an eruption of a volcano, which symbolically corresponds to the role of the volcanic “iron–sulfur world” and the Wächtershäuser model in the chemoautotrophic hypothesis of the origin of life, in which polysulfide species play an important role. Further details on polysulfide moieties that appear to easily adopt chiral arrangements in platinum complexes can be found in the article by W. K. Rybak et al. on p. 3675 ff. The foreground of the picture shows a figurative representation of the conglomerate crystallization-induced asymmetric synthesis that is operating autocatalytically without any chiral auxiliary reagents. The asymmetric synthesis is triggered by exploiting seeds of the enantiomeric product and by applying vigorous stirring of the reaction mixture.

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