European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 27

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

2013_16/2013N-Heterocyclic Carbenes Functioning as Monoligating Clamps (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 16/2013)

The cover picture shows a palladium complex stabilized by an N-heterocyclic carbene bearing two non-rotating alkylfluorenyl substituents. N-heterocyclic carbene ligands of this type are sterically not very crowded, but they can nevertheless be used to prepare remarkably fast Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling catalysts. Their efficiency relies on their ability to behave like a “clamp” that can permanently protect two trans-located coordination sites. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by E. Brenner, D. Matt et al. on p. 2841 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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