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

50_44/2011Cover Picture: Synthesis and Reactions of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44/2011)

Like the suguaro cactus the chemistry of carbene boranes sprouted from barren ground and grew slowly for several decades. The rains came in 2008, and now the various branches of the field are all blossoming. In their Review on page 10 294 ff. D. P. Curran and co-workers discuss the synthesis, application, and characterization of N-heterocyclic carbene-borane complexes. Unusual boron species are stabilized by carbenes, and carbene boranes themselves are reagents for organic synthesis and co-initiators for radical photopolymerization. The cover was created by Dr. Julien Monot and Mr. Andrey Solovyev.

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