Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 10

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_20b/2009Inside Cover: Challenging the Metallocene Dominance in Actinide Chemistry with a Soft PNP Pincer Ligand: New Uranium Structures and Reactivity Patterns (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 20/2009)

A standing iceberg illustrates how the soft PNP pincer ligand challenges the metallocene dominance (ship) in actinide chemistry, as described by J. L. Kiplinger and co-workers in their Communication on page 3681 ff. Replacement of C5Me5 by the PNP ligand is a successful strategy for the promotion of new reactivities and to support new actinide structures. The specific electronic and steric properties of the PNP ligand enable access to structures not available for the C5Me5 ligand set and as yet unreported for uranium. (We thank Mr. Anthony Mancinco for the design of the graphic.)

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