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Cover Picture: Comparative Study of Copper- and Silver-Catalyzed Protodecarboxylations of Carboxylic Acids (ChemCatChem 4/2010)
The cover picture shows the reaction coordinate for copper-mediated protodecarboxylation. Starting on the left, 2-fluorobenzoic acid has to cross the summit, assisted by a copper(I) dimethoxyphenanthroline complex, in order to lose carbon dioxide and reach the right side as fluorobenzene. In their paper on page 430 ff., Gooßen et al. present mechanistic studies on copper- and silver-catalyzed decarboxylations leading to the discovery of low-temperature decarboxylation catalysts (illustration by Filipe Manjolinho).