European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 33

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

2014_33/2014Investigating the Formation Mechanism of Arene Ruthenium Metallacycles by NMR Spectroscopy (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 33/2014)

The cover picture shows how straightforward the synthesis of arene ruthenium metalla-assemblies is: It consists of mixing different building blocks in an appropriate solvent with a precise stoichiometry, followed by a germination period, before harvesting the resulting metalla-assembly. The germination period, involving assembly-disassembly, self-repairing, and rearrangement of the building blocks, has been studied by NMR spectroscopy. The elucidation of the formation mechanism has given valuable answers for the future design of arene ruthenium metalla-assemblies. Details are discussed in the article by B. Therrien et al. on p. 5651 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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