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June 10, 2013
ChemPlusChem 6/2013: An Unconventional Anion
New ionic liquids and solid-state electrolytes that incorporate the carbamoylcyano(nitroso)methanide anion have been investigated by Jennifer Pringle et al. The anion can exist in both a syn and anti conformation, contributing to its useful properties such as low viscosity and good conductivity. In their Communication, Honggang Fu et al. describe a combined liquid–liquid interface reaction and the self-assembly of Co clusters to synthesize free-standing ultrathin Co nanosheets, which have ferromagnetic behavior and potential application in catalysis and nanodevices. Among the Full Papers is a report from Koen Binnemans et al. outlining the preparation and isolation of simple silver-containing ionic liquids, which show advantageous electrochemical behavior in terms of electrodeposition of crack-free silver coatings.