Discover the beautiful outside cover of Dalton Transactions issue 47. The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge Mrs. Kshitija Kolvankar for the design of the cover page highlighting the work of Serrano and co-workers in developing a simple and novel synthetic route towards solvate analogous of classical solvate precursors. It involves stirring Pd3(AcO)6 in the solvent of choice, in the stoichiometric presence of protic ligands. The examples presented with imidate ligands allowed the preparation of acetonitrile, dimethylsulfoxide and dimetylsulfide bis-imidate complexes. The possibility of extending the route presented to other combinations of solvents/protic electrophiles makes it a potentially useful synthetic tool, and also promising applications in catalysis could be expected for the new precursor and its derivatives.
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Bis(imidate)palladium(II) complexes with labile ligands. Mimics of classical precursors?
Gregorio Sánchez, Joaquín García, Marina Martínez, Anant R. Kapdi, José Pérez, Luis García and J. Luis Serrano
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12676-12689
The inside front cover highlights research from Huang et al.
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A new photocatalyst: Bi2TiO4F2 nanoflakes synthesized by a hydrothermal method
Shaoying Wang, Baibiao Huang, Zeyan Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Wei Wei, Xiaoyan Qin, Xiaoyang Zhang and Ying Dai
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12670-12675