Chemistry - A European Journal

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

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 22/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3765

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

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13/2000The cover picture shows the highest occupied molecular orbital of hemispiro[2.2]octaplane, which is a lone pair at the central carbon atom. This is responsible for the remarkably high basicity (greater than that for “proton sponge”) predicted for hemispiro[2.2]octaplane and related hemialkaplanes (depicted around the edges). The structures and properties predicted by ab initio molecular orbital calculations for these novel hydrocarbons are described in detail by D. R. Rasmussen and L. Radom on p. 2470 ff.

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