Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Reviews in Angewandte Chemie, written by leading experts, summarize the important results of recent research on topical subjects in all branches of chemistry, point to unresolved problems, and discuss possible developments. Although review articles are generally written upon invitation of the editor, unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome provided they are in keeping with the character of the journal.
Dr. Waldemar Fegler, Dr. Ajay Venugopal, Dr. Mathias Kramer, Prof. Dr. Jun Okuda
Beyond Cp: Molecular hydrides of rare-earth metals play an important role as homogeneous catalysts and as models of solid-state interstitial hydrides. This Review provides an overview of rare-earth-metal hydride complexes(without cyclopentadienyl ligands), with emphasis on the structural motifs and the effect of cationic charges on reactivity.
Dr. Jeffrey Y. W. Mak, Dr. Rebecca H. Pouwer, Assoc. Prof. Craig M. Williams
Bend it like Bredt: Bredt’s rule, developed over a 100 years ago based on simple terpenes, states that the terminus of an olefin cannot exist at the bridgehead position of a bridged bicyclic system. For the first time, complex natural products containing bridgehead olefins and potential anti-Bredt systems are reviewed and evaluated, yet should they be considered anti-Bredt candidates at all?
Prof. Dr. Hubert Schmidbaur, Dr. Annette Schier
Silver likes silver: Extensive evidence has accumulated in recent years that significant bonding interactions occur between seemingly closed-shell silver(I) centers of silver compounds. This argentophilic bonding appears to determine many structural details and important physical properties of silver(I) compounds in much the same way as aurophilic bonding is ubiquitously “at work” in gold chemistry.
Prof. Dr. Polly L. Arnold, M. Chem. Max W. McMullon, M. Sc. Julia Rieb, Prof. Dr. Fritz E. KühnH Bond Activation by f-Block Complexes" title="CH Bond Activation by f-Block Complexes" style="float: left; padding-right: 10px"/>
Potential of transition metals: Numerous known lanthanide and actinide complexes are able to selectively activate CH bonds of organic substrates. However, the challenge of establishing a closed catalytic cycle still remains. Many f-block complexes show great potential in this important area of chemistry.
Dr. Yuan Yu, Dr. Liangzhuan Wu, Prof. Dr. Jinfang Zhi
The other carbon 1D nanomaterials: The reproducible synthesis of crystalline diamond nanowires is possible, but has remained difficult. This Review gives an overview of nanowires as materials with exceptional properties, such as negative electron affinity, chemical inertness, high elastic modulus, hardness, and thermal conductivity at room temperature.
Dr. Jonathan T. S. Hopper, Prof. Dr. Carol V. Robinson
Mass information: Mass spectrometry can provide new insight into dynamic interaction networks, dissociation mechanisms, and the cooperativity of ligand binding. This Review focuses on recent studies that provide quantitative information on dynamic protein interactions in both soluble and membrane-embedded assemblies and discusses potential pitfalls in data interpretation.
Sarah J. Reinholt, Prof. Antje J. Baeumner
It′s a small world: Many nucleic acid isolation techniques have been miniaturized and integrated into microfluidic devices, each having their own advantages and disadvantages, as well as (potential) applications. The techniques presented include using silica-based surfaces, functionalized paramagnetic beads, oligonucleotide-modified polymer surfaces, pH-dependent charged surfaces, and aluminum oxide membranes.
Dr. Gebrekidan Gebresilassie Eshetu, Prof. Dr. Michel Armand, Prof. Dr. Bruno Scrosati, Prof. Dr. Stefano Passerini
Functional ionic liquids (ILs) are appealing eco-friendly solvents for the synthesis of tailor-made inorganic compounds of use in energy storage devices. Their peculiar properties, such as low volatility, wide liquidus range, high thermal stability, and large electrochemical window, make them suitable as functional advanced materials, media for materials production, and components for preparing highly engineered functional products.
Prof. Dr. Ilan Marek, Dr. Ahmad Masarwa, Dr. Pierre-Olivier Delaye, Dr. Markus Leibeling
Open, sesame! The creation of new bonds has dominated the field of organic synthesis; however, selective CC cleavage (see scheme) is an important alternative for the construction of interesting molecular frameworks. This Review examines approaches to the synthesis of challenging acyclic molecular skeletons by the regio-, diastereo-, or enantioselective cleavage of carbon–carbon bonds, with a focus on the ring opening of small rings.
Prof. Dr. Yasutomo Segawa, Takehisa Maekawa, Prof. Dr. Kenichiro Itami
By no means π in the sky! The activation of aromatic CH bonds by a transition metal catalyst has received significant attention in the synthetic chemistry community. In recent years, rapid and site-selective extension of π-electron systems by C–H activation has emerged as an ideal methodology for preparing conjugated organic materials. This Review focuses on recently developments in this area directed toward new optoelectronic materials.