Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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

49_14b/2010Inside Cover: Lewis Base Induced Reductions in Organolanthanide Chemistry (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 14/2010)

C-H activation and reduction are both apparent in the reaction of [SmIII(AlMe4)3] with the heterocycle (CyNCH2)3 (Cy=cyclohexyl). As shown by N. W. Mitzel and co-workers in their Communication on page 2611 ff., C-H bonds of methyl groups are activated to form a carbyne complex with an {(HC)Al3Sm} unit, and spontaneous reduction to samarium(II) by methyl groups can also be observed.

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