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Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements

This special web collection of Dalton Transactions focuses on the inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements, as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the development of the periodic table.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
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Perspective

Transition metal catalysed direct selanylation of arenes and heteroarenes

Recent outstanding advances in the C–Se bond formation through transition metalcatalysed direct selanylation, providing new insights into their mechanistic aspects, were provided in this perspective.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal catalysed direct selanylation of arenes and heteroarenes
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Telluraporphyrinoids: an interesting class of core-modified porphyrinoids

This perspective presents a concise overview of the developments in telluraporphyrinoid chemistry since its inception.

Graphical abstract: Telluraporphyrinoids: an interesting class of core-modified porphyrinoids
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Frontier

Heavier pnictogens – treasures for optical electronic and reactivity tuning

We highlight recent advances in organopnictogen chemistry contrasting the properties of lighter and heavier pnictogens.

Graphical abstract: Heavier pnictogens – treasures for optical electronic and reactivity tuning
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

On the activation of hypercoordinate iodine(III) compounds for reactions of current interest

Mechanistic insights into different modes of activation of hypercoordinate iodine(III) compounds.

Graphical abstract: On the activation of hypercoordinate iodine(iii) compounds for reactions of current interest
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Communication

The formation of a 1,4-disilabenzene and its isomerization into a disilabenzvalene derivative

A stable 1,4-disilabenzene was generated from the reaction of a stable disilyne with 3-hexyne.

Graphical abstract: The formation of a 1,4-disilabenzene and its isomerization into a disilabenzvalene derivative
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Lighting with organophosphorus materials: solution-processed blue/cyan light-emitting devices based on phosphaphenalenes

The suitability of phosphaphenalene derivatives for light-emitting diodes and electrofluorochromic devices is herein demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Lighting with organophosphorus materials: solution-processed blue/cyan light-emitting devices based on phosphaphenalenes
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Successive carbene insertion into 9-phenyl-9-borafluorene

The reactions of 9-phenyl-9-borafluorene with trimethylsilyldiazomethane in a 1 : 1 and 1 : 2 stoichiometry furnished the corresponding BC5 and BC6 heterocycles via the formal insertion of one and two carbene units.

Graphical abstract: Successive carbene insertion into 9-phenyl-9-borafluorene
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Synthesis of a hydrogen-bridged tetraborane(6): a substituent effect of a diaminoboryl group toward the B–B multiple bond character

A hydrogen-bridging tetraborane(6) was synthesized from boryllithium, a boron nucleophile, in three steps.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a hydrogen-bridged tetraborane(6): a substituent effect of a diaminoboryl group toward the B–B multiple bond character
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

A turn-on phosphorescent sensor of Pb2+ in water by the formation of a coordination polymer

Persulfurated asterisks functionalized with six carboxylic groups form a strongly green phosphorescent coordination polymer upon addition of Pb2+ ions in aqueous solution. The self-assembly process is selective and reversible, enabling Pb2+ sensing with a detection limit of 6.0 × 10−7 M.

Graphical abstract: A turn-on phosphorescent sensor of Pb2+ in water by the formation of a coordination polymer
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Redox chemistry of an anionic dithiolene radical

The redox reactivity of a stable anionic dithiolene radical has been explored, giving the corresponding dithiolate and neutral dithiolene dimers.

Graphical abstract: Redox chemistry of an anionic dithiolene radical
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Germylone-bridged bimetallic Ir and Rh complexes

The reactions of germylone 1 with one equivalent of [M(COD)Cl]2 (M = Ir, Rh) afforded the germylone-bridged bimetallic complexes 2 and 3, which have been spectroscopically and structurally characterized.

Graphical abstract: Germylone-bridged bimetallic Ir and Rh complexes
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Communication

Highly soluble Cu(I)-acetonitrile salts as building blocks for novel phosphorus-rich organometallic-inorganic compounds

The synthesis of the highly soluble salts [Cu(CH3CN)3.5][FAl{OC(C6F10)(C6F5)}3] and [Cu(CH3CN)4][Al{OC(CF3)3}4] is presented. These compounds react with polyphosphorus ligand complexes to form pristine phosphorus-rich Cu(I) dimers.

Graphical abstract: Highly soluble Cu(i)-acetonitrile salts as building blocks for novel phosphorus-rich organometallic-inorganic compounds
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Open Access Paper

Structure and bonding in reduced boron and aluminium complexes with formazanate ligands

A comparison of structure and bonding in reduced formazanate B/Al complexes and their ligand-benzylated products is described. The kinetics of homolytic N–C(benzyl) bond cleavage in the latter compounds is studied.

Graphical abstract: Structure and bonding in reduced boron and aluminium complexes with formazanate ligands
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Electrostatic polarization of nonpolar substrates: a study of interactions between simple cations and Mo-bound N2

Dinitrogen, one of the most nonpolar ligands in coordination chemistry, is known to be affected by electrostatic interactions in both heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions, but the significance of these effects is still poorly understood.

Graphical abstract: Electrostatic polarization of nonpolar substrates: a study of interactions between simple cations and Mo-bound N2
From the themed collection: Inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements
Open Access Paper

Modular triazine-based carborane-containing carboxylic acids – synthesis and characterisation of potential boron neutron capture therapy agents made of readily accessible building blocks

Boron-rich carboxylic acid derivatives were synthesised as coupling partners for tumour-selective biomolecules with applications as selective BNCT agents.

Graphical abstract: Modular triazine-based carborane-containing carboxylic acids – synthesis and characterisation of potential boron neutron capture therapy agents made of readily accessible building blocks
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Mesityl(amidinato)tetrylenes as ligands in iridium(I) and iridium(III) complexes: silicon versus germanium and simple κ1-coordination versus cyclometallation

The reactivity of the germylene Ge(tBu2bzam)Mes with [Ir2(μ-Cl)24-cod)2] and [Ir2Cl2(μ-Cl)25-Cp*)2] differs considerably from that previously communicated for the isostructural silylene Si(tBu2bzam)Mes.

Graphical abstract: Mesityl(amidinato)tetrylenes as ligands in iridium(i) and iridium(iii) complexes: silicon versus germanium and simple κ1-coordination versus cyclometallation
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Oxidation behavior of intramolecularly coordinated unsymmetrical diorganotellurides: isolation of novel tetraorganoditelluronic acids, [RR′Te(μ-O)(OH)2]2

The synthesis of a series of tetraorganoditelluronic acids, [RR′Te(μ-O)(OH)2]2 has been reported.

Graphical abstract: Oxidation behavior of intramolecularly coordinated unsymmetrical diorganotellurides: isolation of novel tetraorganoditelluronic acids, [RR′Te(μ-O)(OH)2]2
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Versatile coordinating abilities of acyclic N4 and N2P2 ligand frameworks in conjunction with Sn[N(SiMe3)2]2

The conjoint effort of the –CH2–CH2– linker backbone and coordinating sites in the tetradentate ligand stabilizes a variety of stannylenes.

Graphical abstract: Versatile coordinating abilities of acyclic N4 and N2P2 ligand frameworks in conjunction with Sn[N(SiMe3)2]2
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Solvent-tailored Pd3P0.95 nano catalyst for amide–nitrile inter-conversion, the hydration of nitriles and transfer hydrogenation of the CO bond

First synthesis of Pd3P0.95 QDs via solvent-controlled SSP and their three applications as catalysts (1–2 mol% of Pd) for substrates >10 are reported.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-tailored Pd3P0.95 nano catalyst for amide–nitrile inter-conversion, the hydration of nitriles and transfer hydrogenation of the CO bond
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Reactions of a tetrasilabicyclo[1.1.0]but-1(3)-ene with carbon tetrachloride and methanol

A tetrasilabicyclo[1.1.0]but-1(3)-ene was synthesized as orange crystals and its reactions were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Reactions of a tetrasilabicyclo[1.1.0]but-1(3)-ene with carbon tetrachloride and methanol
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Reversible borohydride formation from aluminium hydrides and {H(9-BBN)}2: structural, thermodynamic and reactivity studies

Aluminium borohydrides of the type (Nacnac)Al(R){H2(9-BBN)} are characterized by borane dissociation in solution under ambient conditions. This behaviour is critical to the ability of such complexes to reduce CO2.

Graphical abstract: Reversible borohydride formation from aluminium hydrides and {H(9-BBN)}2: structural, thermodynamic and reactivity studies
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Open Access Paper

Reactivity of a gold(I)/platinum(0) frustrated Lewis pair with germanium and tin dihalides

The rich reactivity of tetrylene dihalides towards a metallic FLP: phosphine exchange reactions and formation of homo and heterobimetallic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of a gold(i)/platinum(0) frustrated Lewis pair with germanium and tin dihalides
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Reaction of an N/Al FLP-based aluminum hydride toward alkynes: deprotonated alumination versus hydroalumination with regioselective cis-addition character

The reactions of an N/Al FLP-based aluminum hydride with a terminal alkyne yielded the deprotonated alumination compound, while that with an internal alkyne yielded a hydroalumination product.

Graphical abstract: Reaction of an N/Al FLP-based aluminum hydride toward alkynes: deprotonated alumination versus hydroalumination with regioselective cis-addition character
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Aluminium(III) dialkyl 2,6-bisimino-4R-dihydropyridinates(−1): selective synthesis, structure and controlled dimerization

2,6-Bisimino-4-alkyl-1,4-dihydropyridines provide access to dihydropyridinate(−1) aluminium(III) dialkyls, their double cycloaddition dimerization products and metal free ditopic ligands after controlled methanolysis.

Graphical abstract: Aluminium(iii) dialkyl 2,6-bisimino-4R-dihydropyridinates(−1): selective synthesis, structure and controlled dimerization
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Computational studies of ene reactions between aminoborane (F3C)2BN(CH3)2 and substituted propenes: additive effects on barriers and reaction energies

Investigations of ene reactions between (F3C)2BNMe2 and substituted propenes reveal additive substitutional effects on barriers and reaction energies.

Graphical abstract: Computational studies of ene reactions between aminoborane (F3C)2BN(CH3)2 and substituted propenes: additive effects on barriers and reaction energies
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Room temperature phosphorescent triarylborane functionalized iridium complexes

We report a series of room temperature phosphorescent compounds 1–6 composed of triarylborane (TAB) and cyclometallated iridium complexes.

Graphical abstract: Room temperature phosphorescent triarylborane functionalized iridium complexes
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The impact of an isoreticular expansion strategy on the performance of iodine catalysts supported in multivariate zirconium and aluminum metal–organic frameworks

A new iodine catalyst was supported in two different MOFs and the catalytic activity for the oxidation of hydroquinones and catechols was evaluated.

Graphical abstract: The impact of an isoreticular expansion strategy on the performance of iodine catalysts supported in multivariate zirconium and aluminum metal–organic frameworks
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Heterobimetallic aluminate derivatives with bulky phenoxide ligands: a catalyst for selective vinyl polymerization

New aluminates as active catalysts for vinyl polymerization are described, as well as a strategy to crosslinked polymers from GMA in a controlled fashion.

Graphical abstract: Heterobimetallic aluminate derivatives with bulky phenoxide ligands: a catalyst for selective vinyl polymerization
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Phosphonate-assisted tetranuclear lanthanide assemblies: observation of the toroidic ground state in the TbIII analogue

Studies on [Ln4(LH2)2(O3PtBu)221η1tfa)2]·2Cl (Ln = DyIII, TbIII and GdIII) reveal a SMM behaviour for the DyIII analogue and a SMT behaviour for the TbIII analogue.

Graphical abstract: Phosphonate-assisted tetranuclear lanthanide assemblies: observation of the toroidic ground state in the TbIII analogue
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Reactivity patterns for the activation of CO2 and CS2 with alumoxane and aluminum hydrides

Alumoxane and aluminum dihydrides activate CO2 producing unusual inorganic cores while reactions with CS2 produce cyclic alumoxane and aluminum sulfides.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity patterns for the activation of CO2 and CS2 with alumoxane and aluminum hydrides
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Tellurorhodamine photocatalyzed aerobic oxidation of organo-silanes and phosphines by visible-light

Silanes and phosphines are photocatalytically oxidized with a self-sensitized tellurorhodamine under aerobic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Tellurorhodamine photocatalyzed aerobic oxidation of organo-silanes and phosphines by visible-light
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Reactivity of an NHC-stabilized pyramidal hydrosilylene with electrophilic boron sources

An NHC-stabilized three-coordinate hydrosilylene dehydrogenates ammonia borane and forms more stable complexes with BH3, BPh3, BBr3 and BPhBr2 but less stable ones with BF3, and BCl3 for which ligand scrambling occurs.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of an NHC-stabilized pyramidal hydrosilylene with electrophilic boron sources
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Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of new manganese metal carbonyl compounds that contain sulfur and selenium ligands as a promising new class of CORMs

Three new manganese carbonyl compounds with heavy atom donors were synthesized and their potential use as photoCORMS was evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of new manganese metal carbonyl compounds that contain sulfur and selenium ligands as a promising new class of CORMs
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Deprotonation, insertion and isomerisation in the post-functionalisation of tris-pyridyl aluminates

Reactions of aluminate anions [EtAl(6-R-2-py)3](6-R-2-py = 6-R-2-pyridyl, R = Me or Br) with aldehydes (RCHO) or carboxylic acids (RCO2H) reveal how these species can be used to sense chirality and show a new aspect of isomerism in this area.

Graphical abstract: Deprotonation, insertion and isomerisation in the post-functionalisation of tris-pyridyl aluminates
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A phenalenyl-based nickel catalyst for the hydroboration of olefins under ambient conditions

Catalytic hydroboration of alkenes is reported using the redox active phenalenyl ligand assisted nickel complex Ni(PLY)2(THF)2 in the presence of pinacolborane under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: A phenalenyl-based nickel catalyst for the hydroboration of olefins under ambient conditions
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Facile synthesis of mixed O, S or Se bearing hexasubstituted benzenes and their potential as Cu(II) ion probe

The synthesis of mixed hexasubstituted benzenes bearing alternate heteroatoms (O, S and Se) is described. The potential of these species as “turn-off” chemical sensors for Cu2+, which is a biologically and environmentally crucial metal ion, is also successfully demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of mixed O, S or Se bearing hexasubstituted benzenes and their potential as Cu(ii) ion probe
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Transmetallation of bis(6-diphenylphosphinoxy-acenapth-5-yl)mercury with tin tetrachloride, antimony trichloride and bismuth trichloride

The synthesis and structure of well-defined arylelement chlorides RSnCl4, RSnCl3·THF, RSbCl2, RSbCl2·THF and RBiCl2 is reported (R = 6-diphenylphosphinoxy-acenapth-5-yl).

Graphical abstract: Transmetallation of bis(6-diphenylphosphinoxy-acenapth-5-yl)mercury with tin tetrachloride, antimony trichloride and bismuth trichloride
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Evaluation of attractive interactions in the second coordination sphere of iron complexes containing pendant amines

The ability of different ligands to attract a pendant amine is studied in a series of iron complexes.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of attractive interactions in the second coordination sphere of iron complexes containing pendant amines
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Macrocyclic complexes of Pt(II) and Rh(III) with iso-tellurazole N-oxides

Tetramers of iso-tellurazole N-oxides form stable macrocyclic complexes with Pt(II) and Rh(III) in solution.

Graphical abstract: Macrocyclic complexes of Pt(ii) and Rh(iii) with iso-tellurazole N-oxides
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Mononuclear lanthanide complexes assembled from a tridentate NNO donor ligand: design of a DyIII single-ion magnet

A new family of mononuclear LnIII complexes were synthesized by utilizing a tridentate Schiff base ligand. SIM behaviour is seen in the DyIII analogue (diluted) with Ueff = 68(2) K under a 1000 Oe applied dc field.

Graphical abstract: Mononuclear lanthanide complexes assembled from a tridentate NNO donor ligand: design of a DyIII single-ion magnet
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Consecutive intermolecular 1,1-carboboration reactions of Me3Si-substituted alkynes with the halogeno-B(C6F5)2 reagents

1-(Trimethylsilyl)propyne 2a reacts with halogenoboranes XB(C6F5)2 (X: Cl, Br) in a 2 : 1 molar ratio under mild conditions by consecutive 1,1-carboboration reactions to give the highly substituted boryldienes 4.

Graphical abstract: Consecutive intermolecular 1,1-carboboration reactions of Me3Si-substituted alkynes with the halogeno-B(C6F5)2 reagents
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Alkylammoniotrifluoroborate functionalized polystyrenes: polymeric pre-catalysts for the metal-free borylation of heteroarenes

The synthesis and activity of the first polymeric frustrated Lewis pairs for the borylation of heteroarenes is reported.

Graphical abstract: Alkylammoniotrifluoroborate functionalized polystyrenes: polymeric pre-catalysts for the metal-free borylation of heteroarenes
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Open Access Paper

Salen supported Al–O–CP and Ga–PCO complexes

The synthesis and reactivity of salen supported OCP adducts of aluminium and gallium is reported.

Graphical abstract: Salen supported Al–O–CP and Ga–PCO complexes
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Synthesis of helical aluminium catalysts for cyclic carbonate formation

Helical aluminium complexes have been prepared and used as catalysts for cyclic carbonate synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of helical aluminium catalysts for cyclic carbonate formation
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Chalcogen stabilized trimetallic clusters: synthesis, structures, and bonding of [(Cp*M)3(E)6+m(BH)n] (M = Nb or Ta; E = S or Se; m = 0 or 1 or 2; n = 0 or 1)

An unusual trimetallic octaselenide complex, [(Cp*Ta)3(μ-Se)4{μ-Se2(Se2)}], has been synthesized and structurally characterized.

Graphical abstract: Chalcogen stabilized trimetallic clusters: synthesis, structures, and bonding of [(Cp*M)3(E)6+m(BH)n] (M = Nb or Ta; E = S or Se; m = 0 or 1 or 2; n = 0 or 1)
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Selective reduction of formamides to O-silylated hemiaminals or methylamines with HSiMe2Ph catalyzed by iridium complexes

Ir–NSitBu based catalysts allow the control of the selective reduction of formamides with HSiMe2Ph to afford O-silylated hemiaminals or methylamines.

Graphical abstract: Selective reduction of formamides to O-silylated hemiaminals or methylamines with HSiMe2Ph catalyzed by iridium complexes
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Isolation of ligand-centered borocations in molybdenum complexes containing a triaminoborane-bridged diphosphorus ligand

Metal complexes that form isolable, ligand-centered borenium ions (i.e. reactive three-coordinate boron cations) are rare, especially with highly-versatile diphosphorus ligands.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of ligand-centered borocations in molybdenum complexes containing a triaminoborane-bridged diphosphorus ligand
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Increasing steric demand through flexible bulk – primary phosphanes with 2,6-bis(benzhydryl)phenyl backbones

Novel primary phosphanes with bulky 2,6-bis(benzhydryl)phenyl substituents could be prepared and fully characterized.

Graphical abstract: Increasing steric demand through flexible bulk – primary phosphanes with 2,6-bis(benzhydryl)phenyl backbones
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Dinuclear organogermanium chalcogenide complexes as intermediates towards functionalized clusters

Compounds [(R1GeCl)2E2] were isolated upon reactions of R1GeCl3 (R1 = CMe2CH2COMe) with (Me3Si)2E (E = S, Se, Te) as intermediates of the [(R1Ge)4E6] cluster formation.

Graphical abstract: Dinuclear organogermanium chalcogenide complexes as intermediates towards functionalized clusters
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Catechol and 1,2,4,5-tetrahydroxybenzene functionalized cyclodiphosphazane ligands: synthesis, structural studies, and transition metal complexes

This paper describes the syntheses of two novel cyclodiphosphazane derivatives and their coordination chemistry with CuI, RuII, RhI, PdII and AuI is also described.

Graphical abstract: Catechol and 1,2,4,5-tetrahydroxybenzene functionalized cyclodiphosphazane ligands: synthesis, structural studies, and transition metal complexes
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Cooperative activation of O–H and S–H bonds across the Co–P bond of an N-heterocyclic phosphido complex

A cobalt N-heterocyclic phosphido complex is shown to cleave element–hydrogen bonds via a metal–phosphorus ligand cooperative pathway.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative activation of O–H and S–H bonds across the Co–P bond of an N-heterocyclic phosphido complex
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A series of new vanadium(III) chalcogenido-antimonates: an unusual seven-coordinate nitro-selenidovanadium(III) complex

This work provides a rare example of high coordination of a nitro-selenidovanadium(III) complex with photocurrent response properties.

Graphical abstract: A series of new vanadium(iii) chalcogenido-antimonates: an unusual seven-coordinate nitro-selenidovanadium(iii) complex
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Open Access Paper

Anionic and neutral 2D indium metal–organic frameworks as catalysts for the Ugi one-pot multicomponent reaction

Two metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) made of indium and 1,3,5-tris(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene and having a layered structure have been synthesized, showing catalytic activity in the one-pot Ugi reaction.

Graphical abstract: Anionic and neutral 2D indium metal–organic frameworks as catalysts for the Ugi one-pot multicomponent reaction
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Enhanced CO2 capture by reducing cation–anion interactions in hydroxyl-pyridine anion-based ionic liquids

An efficient strategy for enhancing CO2 capture performance based on 2-hydroxyl pyridium anion-functionalized ILs was reported via the reduction of cation–anion interactions in ILs.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced CO2 capture by reducing cation–anion interactions in hydroxyl-pyridine anion-based ionic liquids
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Simultaneous expansion of 9,10 boron-doped anthracene in longitudinal and lateral directions

Key structural and optoelectronic features of 2,3,6,7-tetraarylated diboraanthracenes were compared with those of corresponding singly and doubly ring-closed diboratetracenes and -pentacenes.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous expansion of 9,10 boron-doped anthracene in longitudinal and lateral directions
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Tetrazastannoles versus distannadiazanes – a question of the tin(II) source

Depending on the Sn(II) compound used, reactions with two equivalents of azide led to the formation of tetrazastanols [R2N4SnR′2] or cyclo-distannadiazanes [R2Sn(μ-NR′)]2.

Graphical abstract: Tetrazastannoles versus distannadiazanes – a question of the tin(ii) source
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Design considerations for chiral frustrated Lewis pairs: B/N FLPs derived from 3,5-bicyclic aryl piperidines

3,5-Bicyclic aryl piperidines are derivatized to generate chiral B/N FLPs. The Lewis acidities were assessed by experimental and computational methods. The activity in HD scrambling and hydrogenation was also assessed. These data demonstrate that a threshold of combined Lewis acidity and basicity is essential to activate H2.

Graphical abstract: Design considerations for chiral frustrated Lewis pairs: B/N FLPs derived from 3,5-bicyclic aryl piperidines
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Modifying methylalumoxane via alkyl exchange

Ionized methylalumoxane exchanges alkyl groups rapidly with trialkylaluminums in solution, generating statistical mixtures of modified methylalumoxane anions.

Graphical abstract: Modifying methylalumoxane via alkyl exchange
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About this collection

This web-theme special issue of Dalton Transactions focuses on the inorganic chemistry of the p-block elements, as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the development of the periodic table. Guest edited by Zachariah M. Heiden (Washington State University), Marta E. G. Mosquera (Alcalá University), and Harkesh B. Singh (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay), this collection of more than 40 reports on the chemistry of p-block elements, encompasses five of the six p-block families, and 18 of the 31 p-block elements. The large contribution and breadth of reports included in this special issue is evidence of an increasing interest in this field, and confirms that the future of the chemistry of the p-block elements is bright.

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