Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 35

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_06b/2009Inside Cover: Enantioselective Desymmetrization of meso-Aziridines with TMSN3 or TMSCN Catalyzed by Discrete Yttrium Complexes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6/2009)

The highly enantioselective ring-opening of aziridines with TMSCN and TMSN3 catalyzed by dimeric yttrium–salen complexes is described by J. R. Parquette, T. V. RajanBabu, and co-workers in their Communication on page 1126 ff. A solid-state structure of the dimer was elucidated to help gain insight into the asymmetric induction process—-a dimetallic mechanism has been proposed to explain the selectivity between mono- and dimeric catalysts. (The graphic was designed by Shao Hui, Ohio State University.)

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