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DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708496

 

DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2792

 

Recent publications:

Electronic delocalization in two and three dimensions: differential aggregation in indium metalloid clusters

A.V. Protchenko, J. Urbano, J.A.B. Abdalla, J. Campos, D. Vidovic, A.D. Schwarz, M.P. Blake, P. Mountford, C. Jones, S. Aldridge

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, in press (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708496).

Reduction of indium boryl precursors to give two- and three-dimensional M-M bonded networks is influenced by the choice of supporting ligand. An unprecedented nanoscale cluster

[In68(boryl)12]-, with an In12@In44@In12(boryl)12 concentric structure, can be isolated from the potassium reduction of a bis(boryl)indium(III) chloride precursor.

Structural snapshots of concerted double E-H bond activation at a transition metal centre

J.A.B. Abdalla, A. Caise, R. Tirfoin, A.L. Thompson, A.J. Edwards, S. Aldridge

Nature Chem., 2017, in press (DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2792)

Combined experimental and computational approaches yield structural snapshots of the simultaneous activation of both bonds of an EH2 unit at a single metal center. X-ray/neutron diffraction are exploited to allow structural visualization of the activation process, from a sigma-complex showing little E-H bond activation, through species of intermediate geometry featuring stretched E-H and compressed M-H/M-E bonds, to a fully activated metal carbenoid dihydride.

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