Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 52

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, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_43i/2012Inside Cover: Giant Spin-Orbit Effects on NMR Shifts in Diamagnetic Actinide Complexes: Guiding the Search of Uranium(VI) Hydride Complexes in the Correct Spectral Range (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43/2012)

The known 1H NMR chemical shifts of diamagnetic compounds so far range from around δ=−60 ppm to about +20 ppm. In their Communication on page 10884 ff., P. Hrobarik, M. Kaupp, et al. predict that, because of giant relativistic spin-orbit effects, the 1H NMR shifts of the to-date elusive uranium(VI) hydride complexes will be between δ=+40 ppm and more than +150 ppm, a completely unprecedented range. Knowing the correct spectral range to look for should facilitate the characterization of this new compound class.

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