Chemistry - A European Journal

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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern

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Online ISSN: 1521-3765

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemistrySelect, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Happy Birthday

In September 2009, Professor Yitzhak Apeloig will celebrate his 65th birthday. To celebrate with him and to pay tribute to his work and contributions to the chemistry community, Chemistry—A European Journal is publishing a special issue in honor of this occasion. The issue contains invited contributions from top scientists around the world. Below is a selection of articles that will appear in the issue.



Corrole Chemistry

Iris Aviv-Harel, Zeev Gross*

Aura of Corroles

Published online on July 23, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900920


Bond Theory

Santiago Alvarez, Roald Hoffmann, Carlo Mealli

A Bonding Quandary—or—A Demonstration of the Fact That Scientists Are Not Born With Logic*

Published online on July 23, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900239

Origin of Life

Addy Pross*

Seeking the Chemical Roots of Darwinism: Bridging between Chemistry and Biology

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900805


Chiral Induction

José Lorenzo Alonso-Gómez, Ana G. Petrovic, Nobuyuki Harada*, Pablo Rivera-Fuentes, Nina Berova*, François Diederich*

Chiral Induction from Allenes into Twisted 1,1,4,4-Tetracyanobuta-1,3-dienes (TCBDs): Conformational Assignment by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy

Published online on April 2, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900103

Silicon Cages

Vladimir Ya. Lee, Taka Yokoyama, Kazunori Takanashi, Akira Sekiguchi*

Pentasilatricyclo[,5]pentane and Its Anion

Published online on May 6, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900567

Muoniated Radicals

Brett M. McCollum, Jean-Claude Brodovitch, Jason A. C. Clyburne, Amitabha Mitra, Paul W. Percival*, Adam Tomasik, Robert West

Reaction of Stable N-Heterocyclic Silylenes and Germylenes with Muonium

Published online on July 23, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901281

Silicon Chemistry

Yoshiyuki Mizuhata, Akihiro Shinohara, Yusuke Tanabe, Norihiro Tokitoh*

Cycloaddition Reactions of Kinetically Stabilized 9-Silaanthrancene with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Published online on July 11, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901290

Full Papers

Kinetic Isotope Effects

Chunsen Li, Wei Wu*, Kyung-Bin Cho, Sason Shaik*

Oxidation of Tertiary Amines by Cytochrome P450—Kinetic Isotope Effect as a Spin-State Reactivity Probe

Published online on March 25, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200802215

The Isolobal Analogy

Dandamudi Usharani, Anne Poduska, John F. Nixon, Eluvathingal D. Jemmis*

Electronic Structure and Bonding in Neutral and Dianionic Boradiphospholes: R′BC2P2R2 (R=H, tBu, R′=H, Ph)

Published online on May 12, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200802491


George A. Olah*, G. K. Surya Prakash, Golam Rasul

Calculational Study of Fluoroammonium and Related Cations and Dications

Published online on May 14, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900335


Umamageswaran Maran*, David Britt, Christopher B. Fox, Joel M. Harris, Anita M. Orendt, Hiram Conley, Robert Davis, Vladamir Hlady, Peter J. Stang*

Self-Assembly of a Triangle-Shaped, Hexaplatinum-Incorporated, Supramolecular Amphiphile in Solution and at Interfaces

Published online on August 4, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900595

Platinum Clusters

Milan Ončák, Yali Cao, Robert F. Höckendorf, Martin K. Beyer*, Rudolf Zahradník, Helmut Schwarz*

Thermal N–H Bond Activation on Anionic and Cationic Platinum Clusters: Non-Predetermined Reaction Pathways Indicate Transitions to a Bulk Surface Reactivity

Published online on July 20, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900677


Andrea Klaer, Yvonne Syha, Hamid Reza Nasiri, Thomas Müller*

Trisilyl-Substituted Vinyl Cations

Published online on June 30, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900795


Christof M. Jäger, Andreas Hirsch, Boris Schade, Christoph Böttcher, Timothy Clark*

Counterions Control the Self-Assembly of Structurally Persistent Micelles: Theoretical Prediction and Experimental Observation of Stabilization by Sodium Ions

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900885

Cyclic Voltammetry

James Y. Becker*, Vladimir Ya. Lee*, Masaaki Nakamoto, Akira Sekiguchi*, Anna Chrostowska*, Alain Dargelos

Electrochemical Properties and Computations of Stable Radicals of the Heavy Group 14 Elements (Si, Ge, and Sn)

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900935


Sanjio S. Zade, Natalia Zamoshchik, Michael Bendikov*

Oligo- and Polyselenophenes: A Theoretical Study

Published online on August 5, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900971


Robert J. Wright, Christopher Lim, T. Don Tilley*

Diiron Proton Reduction Catalysts Possessing Electron-Rich and Electron-Poor Naphthalene-1,8-dithiolate Ligands

Published online on July 2, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200900989

Cyclic Voltammetry

Annemarie Schäfer, Manfred Weidenbruch, Thomas Müller*, Kendrekar Pravinkumar, James Y. Becker*

Electrochemical Properties of a Disilene, a Tetrasila-1,3-butadiene, and Their Germanium Analogues

Published online on July 2, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901001

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Bo Durbeej*, Gregory M. Sandala*, Denis Bucher*, David M. Smith*, Leo Radom*

On the Importance of Ribose Orientation in the Substrate Activation of the Coenzyme B12-Dependent Mutases

Published online on July 23, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901002

Organosilicon Chemistry

Mrinmoy Nag, Peter P. Gaspar*

Theoretical Calculations on the Tetramethyldisilene Rearrangement: A New Approach to an Old Mechanistic Problem

Published online on July 31, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901024

Gold Alkyne Complexes

Susanne Flügge, Anakuthil Anoop, Richard Goddard, Walter Thiel, Alois Fürstner*

Structure and Bonding in Neutral and Cationic 14-Electron Gold Alkyne π Complexes

Published online on June 30, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901062

Strained Molecules

Samah Simaan, Ahmad Masarwa, Elinor Zohar, Amnon Stanger, Philippe Bertus, Ilan Marek*

Cyclopropenylcarbinol Derivatives: New Versatile Intermediates in Organic Synthesis Used for the Formation of Enantiomerically Pure Alkylidenecyclopropane Derivatives

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901074

Bioorganic Chemistry

Anthony J. Kirby*, Michelle Medeiros, Pedro S. M. Oliveira, Tiago A. S. Brandão, Faruk Nome*

Activating Water: Efficient Intramolecular General Base Catalysis of the Hydrolysis of a Phosphate Triester

Published online on July 20, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901096


Lei Shi, Markus Horn, Shinjiro Kobayashi, Herbert Mayr*

Carbocationic n-endo-trig CyclizationsCarbocationic n-endo-trig Cyclizations

Published online on July 23, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901246


Andrey G. Moiseev, Eugénie Coulais, William J. Leigh*

Photochemistry of Cyclic Trisilanes: “Spring-Loaded” Precursors to Methylphenylsilylene

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901249

Insertion Reactions

Zheng Xu, Juan Jin, Zhifang Li, Huayu Qiu, Jianxiong Jiang, Guoqiao Lai*, Mitsuo Kira*

Remarkable Substituent Effects on the Activation Energy of Silylene Insertion into Silicon–Chlorine Bonds

Published online on August 5, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901285


Duanchao Yan, Mark D. Thomson, Michael Backer, Michael Bolte, Robert Hahn, Robert Berger, Wunshain Fann, Hartmut G. Roskos, Norbert Auner*

Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence and Photoreactivity of 2,3-Diphenyl-4-neopentyl-1-silacyclobut-2-enes

Published online on August 13, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901323


Yun Xiong, Shenglai Yao, Matthias Driess*

Striking Reactivity of a Stable, Zwitterionic Silylene Towards Substituted Diazomethanes, Azides, and Isocyanides

Published online on July 16, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901337

Nucleophilic Catalysis

Volker Lutz, Jörg Glatthaar*, Christian Würtele, Michael Serafin, Heike Hausmann, Peter R. Schreiner*

Structural Analyses of N-Acetylated 4-(Dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) Salts

Published online on July 27, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901379

Element(0) Chemistry

Nozomi Takagi, Takayasu Shimizu, Gernot Frenking*

Divalent E(0) Compounds (E=Si–Sn)

Published online on August 4, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901401


Annika Bande, Josef Michl*

Conformational Dependence of σ-Electron Delocalization in Linear Chains: Permethylated Oligosilanes

Published online on August 5, 2009.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901521