Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 5

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

52_17i/2013Inside Cover: Alcohol-Promoted Ring-Opening Alkyne Metathesis Polymerization (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 17/2013)

An air-stable, dimeric, crystalline molybdenum propylidyne complex is activated by alcohol to initiate ring-opening alkyne metathesis polymerization (ROAMP) of cyclooctynes, as reported by C. Nuckolls and co-workers in their Communication on page 4591 ff. A mononuclear alcohol adduct was identified by NMR and kinetic studies as a key intermediate in the formation of metathesis-active species. The ROAMP reaction tolerates air, water, and phenolic substrates. Picture design: D. W. Paley.

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