Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.592

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 28/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

7_03i/2012Inside Cover: Molecular Structure and Electronic State of the Dibenzo[a,e]pentalene Anion Radical (Chem. Asian J. 3/2012)

The dibenzo[a,e]pentalene anion radical is extraordinary unstable and decomposes even in a glovebox after a few days. In their Communication on page 480 ff., Masaichi Saito et  al. report the structurally characterization of this anion radical and discuss its electronic state based on its molecular structure with the aid of theoretical calculations. Both spin densities and negative charges are mainly concentrated at the carbon atoms adjacent to the silyl groups. The findings of this study advances our understanding of the redox behavior of dibenzo[a,e]pentalene derivatives.

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