Category: Covers

Selection of ligands or ratafia ingredients at cover of J. Org. Chem.

Achieving high selectivity among different nucleophiles has been a hard nut to crack in Cu-catalyzed Ullmann C–O and C–N couplings. The cover art of the Journal of Organic Chemistry illustrates that a precise selection of the auxiliary ligand is the key to achieving orthogonal selectivities in the arylation of mixed nucleophiles. In a similar manner,

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The incredible Hückel. A back cover of Chem. Eur. J.

Jordi Poater (ICREA Research Professor at Univ. Barcelona, ex-IQCC member), Miquel Solà from the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) and Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (CSIC, ICMAB) have shown that aromatic closo boron hydride clusters can be categorized into different series, according to the n value of the Hückel

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Celebrating 150th anniversary of Kekulé’s benzene structure

A themed PCCP issue with a collection of articles on “Electron delocalization and aromaticity: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Kekulé Benzene Structure” has been edited by Prof. Dr. Gabriel Merino from CINVESTAT (Mérida) and Miquel Solà from the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC). These researchers have written the corresponding editorial and designed

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Review on allenes featured on the cover of Chem. Soc. Rev.

A tutorial review on the use of allenes in transition metal catalyzed cyclodadditions has been recently published in Chemical Society Reviews by three members of the IQCC. The work –authored by Agustí Lledó, Anna Pla-Quintana and Anna Roglans– has been highlighted on the inside front cover of the April 21st issue.

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Cover Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. on the mechanism of CO2 fixation by Ir-X bonds

Today a new paper was published in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. on the mechanism of CO2 fixation by Ir-X bonds. S.V.C. Vummaleti, G. Talarico, S.P. Nolan, L. Cavallo, and A. Poater “Mechanism of CO2 Fixation by IrI -X Bonds (X = OH, OR, N, C)” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 2015, 4653-4657 DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201500905 It

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Cover ChemistryOpen on phosphanylthiolato platinum(II) complexes

Today a new paper was published in ChemistryOpen on phosphanylthiolato platinum(II) complexes. J. Duran, A. Polo, J. Real, J. Benet-Buchholz, M. Solà, and A. Poater “Structural Preferences in Phosphanylthiolato Platinum(II) Complexes” ChemistryOpen 2016, 5, 51-59 DOI: 10.1002/open.201500136 It was a collaboration of Albert Poater and Miquel Solà with Prof. Polo, and featured on the cover of

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Cover Chem. Eur. J. on fullerenes

Today a new paper was published in Chem. Eur. J. on understanding fullerenes’ reactivity. F.M. Bickelhaupt, M. Solà, and I. Fernández “Understanding the Reactivity of Endohedral Metallofullerenes: C78 versus Sc3 N@C78 ” Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 5760-5768 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500067 It was a collaboration of Miquel Solà with Prof. Bickelhaupt, and featured on the Cover

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Cover Chem. Eur. J. on potential energy surfaces of E2P4 inverse sandwiches

Today a new paper was published in Chem. Eur. J. on the energy surfaces for a range of clusters of E2P4 (E=group 13 element). A.C. Castro, E. Osorio, J.L. Cabellos, E. Cerpa, E. Matito, M. Solà, M. Swart, and G. Merino “Exploring the Potential Energy Surface of E2 P4 Clusters (E=Group?13 Element): The Quest for Inverse

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Back-cover Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. on aromaticity of fullerenes

Today a new paper was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. on the aromaticity of fullerenes. M. Garcia-Borràs, S. Osuna, M. Swart, J.M. Luis, and M. Solà “Maximum Aromaticity as a Guiding Principle for the Most Suitable Hosting Cages in Endohedral Metallofullerenes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9275-9278 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201303636 It also featured on

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Cover J. Am. Chem. Soc. on palladium-mediated generation of hydrogen from formic acid

Today a new paper was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on palladium-mediated generation of hydrogen from formic acid. J. Broggi, V. Jur?ík, O. Songis, A. Poater, L. Cavallo, A.M.Z. Slawin, and C.S.J. Cazin “The Isolation of [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(NHC)(PR3 )] (NHC = N-Heterocyclic Carbene) and Its Role in Alkene and Alkyne Reductions Using Formic Acid” J. Am.

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