Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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

Impact Factor: 4.587

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 26/157 (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_07i/2012Inside Cover: Elucidation of π-Conjugation Modes in Diarene-Fused 1,2-Dihydro-1,2-diborin Dianions (Chem. Asian J. 7/2012)

1,2-Dihydro-1,2-diborin is an intriguing building unit with a B-B bond. As described in their Full paper on page 1594 ff., Atsushi Wakamiya and Shigehiro Yamaguchi et al. present new π-electron systems consisting of dithiophene-fused 1,2-dihydro-1,2-diborins. Metal reduction produces their dianions, in which the orientation of thiophene rings determines the road of π conjugation. The 3,3'-bithiophene skeleton enhances a 6π-aromatic conjugation in the diborin moiety, while the 2,2'-bithiophene skeleton favors a peripheral conjugation extended over the tricyclic framework.

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