European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2017 Issue 27

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.444

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 13/46 (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

2014_13/2014[(1,3-Bis{2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl}imidazole-2-ylidene)PdCl2(NEt3)]: “Throwing Away” a Different Ancillary Ligand to Enhance the Catalytic Activity at Room Temperature (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 13/2014)

The cover picture shows the stage in catalyst design when the decision of which ancillary ligands should be chosen to accompany the main “working” ligand is made. In cross-coupling reactions, some or all of those ancillary ligands will be “thrown away”, unveiling the catalytically active LnPd0 species. This can be the determining step in the overall catalytic reaction. In this paper, the use of triethylamine (TEA) as “throw-away” ligand leads to decreased catalyst loadings, and no inert atmosphere is required in Buchwald–Hartwig amination reactions. Details are discussed in the article by O. Navarro et al. on p. 2200 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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