European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 14

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

2015_14/2015Facile Rearrangement of a Bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)borate Chelate Ligand and Access to [:GeX]+ Complexes (X = H, Cl) (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 14/2015)

The cover picture shows the unexpected rearrangement of the bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)borate chelating ligand induced by the “Kalium” (German for potassium) ion in toluene. This rearrangement affords a unique imidazolyl–NHC–borate potassium salt, which represents a new chelating bis(donor) ligand that is otherwise difficult to synthesize. This ligand allows access to a novel hydridogermyliumylideneborate complex. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by M. Driess et al. on p. 2377 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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