European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 27

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (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_15/2014Chiral Self-Sorting of trans-Chelating Chiral Ligands upon Formation of PdII Complexes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 15/2014)

The cover picture shows two dissymmetric bis(3-pyridyl) ligands based on a planar chiral pseudo-ortho-disubstituted [2.2]paracyclophane scaffold. Upon coordination to metal centers like palladium(II) ions that prefer a square-planar coordination, these ligands act as trans-chelating ligands as proven by the formation of mononuclear [ML2] complexes. Interestingly, this process occurs with complete chiral self-sorting in a narcissistic self-recognition manner. The background shows a statue of August Kekulé in front of the historical building of the chemical institute in Bonn. Details are discussed in the article by A. Lützen et al. on p. 2495 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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