Cover Picture: Coordination Chemistry of N-Heterocyclic Nitrenium-Based Ligands (Chem. Eur. J. 19/2015) Academic Article uri icon


  • Comprehensive studies on the coordination properties of tridentate nitrenium-based ligands reveal general and versatile binding abilities to various transition metals. The generality of N-heterocyclic nitrenium as a ligand and its electronic properties have been investigated both experimentally and computationally, as discussed by M. Gandelman et al. in their Full Paper on page 7099 ff. The cover picture shows how a wide variety of transition metals in various oxidation states can be “picked up” by tridentate nitrenium ligands to form complexes with potentially interesting properties (cover design by Igor Armiach).

publication date

  • January 1, 2015