Inorganic Chemistry Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society

Journal description

Inorganic Chemistry publishes fundamental studies in all phases of inorganic chemistry. Coverage includes experimental and theoretical reports on quantitative studies of structure and thermodynamics, kinetics, mechanisms of inorganic reactions, bioinorganic chemistry, and some aspects of organometallic chemistry, solid-state phenomena, and chemical bonding theory. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis, structure, thermodynamics, reactivity, spectroscopy, and bonding properties of significant new and known compounds. Inorganic Chemistry offers full-length studies, shorter notes, and communications of immediate interest and has earned respect throughout the world for attracting and publishing outstanding research.

Current impact factor: 4.76

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 4.762
2013 Impact Factor 4.794
2012 Impact Factor 4.593
2011 Impact Factor 4.601
2010 Impact Factor 4.325
2009 Impact Factor 4.657
2008 Impact Factor 4.147
2007 Impact Factor 4.123
2006 Impact Factor 3.911
2005 Impact Factor 3.851
2004 Impact Factor 3.454
2003 Impact Factor 3.389
2002 Impact Factor 2.95
2001 Impact Factor 2.946
2000 Impact Factor 2.712
1999 Impact Factor 2.843
1998 Impact Factor 2.965
1997 Impact Factor 2.736
1996 Impact Factor 2.99
1995 Impact Factor 2.534
1994 Impact Factor 2.522
1993 Impact Factor 2.684
1992 Impact Factor 2.721

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 4.64
Cited half-life 7.80
Immediacy index 1.03
Eigenfactor 0.12
Article influence 1.01
Website Inorganic Chemistry website
Other titles Inorganic chemistry (Online), Inorganic chemistry
ISSN 1520-510X
OCLC 37637103
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • Jiyeon Kim · Markus Halbherr · Christian Gemel · Roland A Fischer
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    ABSTRACT: Uncommon Ni(I) cationic complexes were synthesized by treating [Ni(ECp*)2(PPh3)2] (E = Al, Ga; Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) with 1 equiv of [FeCp2][BAr4(F)]. All compounds have been prepared readily in high yield. The paramagnetic compounds were characterized by single-crystal X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01215
  • Abhishek Mandal · Anita Grupp · Brigitte Schwederski · Wolfgang Kaim · Goutam Kumar Lahiri
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    ABSTRACT: Dinuclear compounds [L2Ru(μ-E)RuL2](n) where L is acetylacetonate (acac(-), 2,4-pentanedionate), 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), or 2-phenylazopyridine (pap) and EH4 is ellagic acid, an antioxidative bis-catechol natural product, were studied by voltammetric and spectroelectrochemical techniques (UV-vis-NIR and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)). The electronic structures of the isolated forms (NBu4)2[(acac)2Ru(μ-E)Ru(acac)2] ((NBu4)2[1]), [(bpy)2Ru(μ-E)Ru(bpy)2]ClO4 ([2]ClO4), and [(pap)2Ru(μ-E)Ru(pap)2] ([3]) were characterized by density functional theory (DFT) in conjunction with EPR and UV-vis-NIR measurements. The crystal structure of (NBu4)2[1] revealed the meso form and a largely planar Ru(μ-E)Ru center. Several additional charge states of the compounds were electrochemically accessible and were identified mostly as complexes with noninnocently behaving pap(0/•-) or bridging ellagate (E(n-)) anions (n = 2, 3, 4) but not as mixed-valence intermediates. The free anions E(n-), n = 1-4, were calculated by time-dependent DFT to reveal NIR transitions for the radical forms with n = 1 and 3 and a triplet ground state for the bis(o-semiquinone) dianion E(2-).
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01868
  • Mikhail S Bukharov · Valery G Shtyrlin · Georgy V Mamin · Siegfried Stapf · Carlos Mattea · Anvar Sh Mukhtarov · Nikita Yu Serov · Edward M Gilyazetdinov
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    ABSTRACT: EPR, NMR relaxation methods, and DFT calculations were jointly used to investigate the structural and dynamical characteristics of solvation shells of copper(II) complexes with iminodiacetic acid, glycylglycine, and glycyglycylglycine in comparison with the copper(II) bis-glycinate studied previously. A strong trans influence of deprotonated peptide nitrogen was revealed in EPR spectra parameters of copper(II) complexes with oligopeptides. With models of the experimental NMRD data and literature X-ray structural information, it was suggested that only one water molecule coordinates in axial position of copper(II) complexes with glycine and di- and triglycine (Cu(Gly)2, Cu(GGH-1), and Cu(GGGH-2)(-)), and the copper ion in these complexes is pentacoordinated, while in the iminodiacetate complex, Cu(IDA), both apical positions can be occupied by solute molecules. The obtained structural results were confirmed by DFT calculations of structures of studied compounds using different functionals and basis sets. It was shown that the donor ability of equatorial ligands and trans influence have an effect on the characteristics of the axial water bond. With increasing donor strength of equatorial ligands, pentacoordination of copper(II) complexes in water solutions becomes more preferable.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01467
  • Joshua S Kretchmer · Thomas F Miller
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    ABSTRACT: We use quantized molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the competition between concerted and sequential proton-coupled electron-transfer (PCET) reaction mechanisms in inorganic catalysts. By analyzing reactive nonadiabatic PCET trajectories and computing both concerted and sequential rate constants, we characterize various molecular features that govern inorganic PCET reactions, including the solvent polarity, ligand-mediated electron-proton interactions, and intrinsic proton-transfer (PT) energy barrier. Using atomistic simulations with over 1200 atoms, we find that the symmetric iron biimidazoline system is extremely biased toward the concerted mechanism because of the strong ligand-mediated electron-proton interaction and the short PT distance. However, by investigating system-bath models in which electron-proton interactions are shielded, which are representative of ruthenium terpyridylbenzoates and iron (tetraphenylporphyrin)benzoates, we predict that a crossover between the concerted and sequential PCET mechanisms may be possible either by increasing the polarity of the solvent or by increasing the intrinsic PT energy barrier. In addition, we predict the possibility of a crossover in the PCET mechanism by directly varying the strength of the ligand-mediated electron-proton interactions. The results presented here reveal new strategies for altering the competition between the competing PCET mechanisms and design principles for controlling PCET in catalytic systems.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01821
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    ABSTRACT: A variety of crystalline alkali molybdate phases are characterized by (23)Na, (133)Cs, and (95)Mo magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) to provide spectroscopic handles for studies of devitrification products in borosilicate nuclear waste glasses. The NMR parameters obtained from line-shape simulations are plotted as a function of various structural parameters to discern trends that may prove useful in the determination of unknown phases. These are applied to Cs3Na(MoO4)2, the most common precipitate found in cesium- and molybdenum-bearing model nuclear waste glasses, the crystal structure of which has not yet been determined, to provide structural constraints that may guide the refinement of powder X-ray diffraction data.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01556
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    ABSTRACT: A new ditopic cryptand based on two tris(biaryl)-based binding pockets bridged by a 2,2'-bipyrimidine unit enables the selective synthesis of homo- and heterodinuclear rare-earth cryptates, which are kinetically inert under challenging conditions and can even be purified by preparative high-performance liquid chromatography.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01922
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    ABSTRACT: Unprecedented 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-octakis(di-butylamino)phthalocyanine compounds M{Pc[N(C4H9)2]8} (M = 2H, Mg, Cu, Zn) (1-4) were prepared and structurally characterized on the basis of single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, representing the first structurally characterized alkylamino-substituted phthalocyanine examples. These novel phthalocyanine derivatives have also been characterized by a wide range of spectroscopic methods including MALDI-TOF mass spectra, NMR, electronic absorption, and IR spectroscopy in addition to elemental analysis. Their electrochemistry was also studied by cyclic voltammetry.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01734
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    ABSTRACT: The structures, electron properties, and potential superconductivity of indium hydrides are systematically studied under high pressure by first-principles density functional calculations. Upon compression, two stable stoichiometries (InH3 and InH5) are predicted to be thermodynamically stable. Particularly, in the two compounds, all hydrogen atoms exist in the form of H2 or H3 units. The stable phases present metallic features with the overlap between the conduction and the valence bands. The Bader analysis indicates that charges transfer from In atoms to H atoms. Electron-phonon calculations show that the estimated transition temperatures (Tc) of InH3 and InH5 are 34.1-40.5 and 22.4-27.1 K at 200 and 150 GPa, respectively.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01684
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    ABSTRACT: Phenolic compounds are important intermediates in the bacterial biodegradation of aromatic compounds in the soil. An Arthrobacter sp. strain has been shown to exhibit boronic acid monooxygenase activity through the conversion of different substituted phenylboronic acids to the corresponding phenols using dioxygen. While a number of methods have been reported to cleave the C-B bonds of organoboronic acids, there is no report on biomimetic iron complex exhibiting this activity using dioxygen as the oxidant. In that direction, we have investigated the reactivity of a nucleophilic iron-oxygen oxidant, generated upon oxidative decarboxylation of an iron(II)-benzilate complex [(Tp(Ph2))Fe(II)(benzilate)] (Tp(Ph2) = hydrotris(3,5-diphenyl-pyrazol-1-yl)borate), toward organoboronic acids. The oxidant converts different aryl/alkylboronic acids to the corresponding oxygenated products with the incorporation of one oxygen atom from dioxygen. This method represents an efficient protocol for the oxygenation of boronic acids with dioxygen as the terminal oxidant.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01198
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    ABSTRACT: Phenomenological studies of WCl6 reduction with transition metal powders M = Mn, Fe, and Co have been recently reported. These reactions involve a series of reductive intercalation steps of M atoms into layered tungsten chloride arrangements, followed by exsolution of MCl2. In the series M = Fe, the presence of divalent iron is evidenced for FexWCl6, FeW2Cl10, Fe2W2Cl10, and (Fe,W)Cl2 by Mössbauer spectroscopy. Magnetic properties are reported. Bonding characteristics between tungsten atoms in edge-sharing [W2Cl10](n-) bioctahedra reveal that a double bond can be addressed to FeW2Cl10. A similar situation appears for Fe2W2Cl10, due to the localized and thus nonbonding character of the two electrons in the δ orbitals of this compound.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01574
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    ABSTRACT: The π-contact hypothesis, that quenching of the fluorescence of complexes of photoinduced electron transfer sensors with heavy diamagnetic metal ions may be caused by π contacts between the metal ion and the fluorophore of the sensor, is examined with a study of the fluorescent properties of the sensor 4-[[bis(2-pyridinylmethyl)amino]methyl]-6,7-dimethoxy-1-benzopyran-2-one (cdpa) and the structures of its complexes with some metal ions. The coumarin-type fluorophore of cdpa is a weaker π-contact former than the anthracenyl fluorophore of the analogue adpa (Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 9014): only Ag(I), the strongest π contact former, quenches the fluorescence of cdpa, apart from paramagnetic Cu(II) and Ni(II), which quench fluorescence by a redox mechanism not requiring π contacts. The structures of [Ag(cdpa)NO3] (1), [Pb(cdpa)(NO3)2] (2), [Zn(cdpa)(NO3)2] (3), [Cd(cdpa)Cl2]2 (4), [Cd(cdpa)2H2O](NO3)2 (5), and [Hg(cdpa)2H2O](NO3)2 (6) are reported. Structure 1 shows that Ag(I) is the only metal ion studied that forms π contacts with the fluorophore of cdpa in the solid state: Ag···C η(2) π contacts of 3.083 and 3.095 Å, in line with quenching of the fluorescence of the Ag(I)(cdpa) complex. In contrast, Pb(II), Zn(II), and Cd(II) show chelation-enhanced fluorescence in their cdpa complexes, and the structures of 2-4 show that the fluorophore of cdpa in each case forms no π contacts. By contrast, the adpa complexes of Pb(II) and Cd(II) show π contacts with its more strongly π-contacting fluorophore (Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 9014). The structures of 5 and 6 show bis-complexes of cdpa: the coordination geometries of Cd(II) and Hg(II) are discussed in relation to the number of covalently bound donor atoms present. The preferred hapticity of π-contacted metal ions is evaluated from the literature structures, suggesting that d(10) metal ions such as Ag(I) and Hg(II), and tetragonally distorted Cu(II) and Pd(II), prefer η(1) and η(2) π contacts, while more ionically bound metal ions such as K(I), Ba(II), and La(III), as well as d(10)s(2) metal ions such as Tl(I), Pb(II), and Bi(III), prefer η(6) contacts.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01766
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    ABSTRACT: The coordination chemistry of the amidinate-stabilized silicon(I) dimer toward group 9 metal complexes is described. The reaction of [LSi:]2 (1, L = PhC(NtBu)2) with [Ir(cod)Cl]2 (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) in toluene at ambient temperature afforded the base-stabilized silicon(I) dimer-iridium complex [LSi{Ir(cod)-μ-Cl-Ir(cod)}SiL][(cod)IrCl2] (2). In contrast, the reaction of 1 with [Rh(cod)Cl]2 in toluene at ambient temperature afforded a mixture of the amidinate-stabilized silicon(I) dimer-rhodium complex [LSi{Rh(cod)-μ-Cl-Rh(cod)}SiL] (3) and the dimeric amidinate-stabilized rhodosilylene [(LSi)μ-{Rh(μ-Cl)2Rh(cod)}]2 (4). Moreover, the latter reacted with PPh3 to afford a mixture of the Wilkinson's catalyst [(PPh3)3RhCl] and the dimeric rhodosilylene complex [(LSi)μ-{RhCl(PPh3)}]2 (5), which underwent a rearrangement to form the rhodosilylene-phosphidorhodium dimer (LSi)[μ-{RhCl(PPh3)}μ-{RhCl(LSiPh)}](PPh2) (6). Compounds 2-6 were characterized by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. In addition, DFT calculations of compound 4 were performed to understand its electronic structure.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01759
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    ABSTRACT: Strongly luminescent mixed-metallic copper(I)-silver(I) coordination polymers with various Cu/Ag ratio were prepared by utilizing the isomorphous relationship of the luminescent parent homometallic coordination polymers (Φem = 0.65 and 0.72 for the solid Cu and Ag polymers, respectively, at room temperature). The mixed-metallic polymer with the mole fraction of copper even as low as 0.005 exhibits a strong emission (Φem = 0.75) from only the copper sites as the result of the efficient energy migration from the silver to the copper sites. The migration rates between the two sites were evaluated from the dependence of emission decays upon the mole fraction of copper.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01224
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    ABSTRACT: A new oxide cluster fullerene, Sc2O@C2v(5)-C80, has been isolated and characterized by mass spectrometry, UV-vis-NIR absorption spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, (45)Sc NMR, DFT calculations, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystallographic analysis unambiguously elucidated that the cage symmetry was assigned to C2v(5)-C80 and suggests that the Sc2O cluster is ordered inside the cage. The crystallographic data further reveals that the Sc1-O-Sc2 angle is much larger than that found in Sc2O@Td(19151)-C76 but almost comparable to that in Sc2O@Cs(6)-C82, suggesting that the endohedral Sc2O unit is flexible and can display large variation in the Sc-O-Sc angle, which depends on the size and shape of the cage. Computational studies show that there is a formal transfer of four electrons from the Sc2O unit to the C80 cage, i.e., (Sc2O)(4+)@(C80)(4-), and the HOMO and LUMO are mainly localized on the C80 framework. Moreover, thermal and entropic effects are seen to be relevant in the isomer selection. Comparative studies between the recently reported Sc2C2@C2v(5)-C80 and Sc2O@C2v(5)-C80 reveal that, despite their close structural resemblance, subtle differences exist on the crystal structures, and the clusters exert notable impact on their spectroscopic properties as well as interactions between the clusters and corresponding cages.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01613
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    ABSTRACT: While several nonchromatographic methods are available for the isolation and purification of endohedral fullerenes of the type M3N@Ih-C80, little work has been done that would allow other members of the M3N@C2n family to be isolated with minimal chromatography. Here, we report that Gd3N@D2(35)-C88 can be isolated from the multitude of endohedral and empty cage fullerenes present in carbon soot obtained by electric-arc synthesis using Gd2O3-doped graphite rods. The procedure developed utilizes successive precipitation with the Lewis acids CaCl2 and ZnCl2 followed by treatment with amino-functionalized silica gel. The structure of the product was identified by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01814
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    ABSTRACT: A new class of synthetic models for the active site of [NiFe]-hydrogenases are described. The Ni(I/II)(SCys)2 and Fe(II)(CN)2CO sites are represented with (RC5H4)Ni(I/II) and Fe(II)(diphos)(CO) modules, where diphos = 1,2-C2H4(PPh2)2(dppe) or cis-1,2-C2H2(PPh2)2(dppv). The two bridging thiolate ligands are represented by CH2(CH2S)2(2-) (pdt(2-)), Me2C(CH2S)2(2-) (Me2pdt(2-)), and (C6H5S)2(2-). The reaction of Fe(pdt)(CO)2(dppe) and [(C5H5)3Ni2]BF4 affords [(C5H5)Ni(pdt)Fe(dppe)(CO)]BF4 ([1a]BF4). Monocarbonyl [1a]BF4 features an S = 0 Ni(II)Fe(II) center with five-coordinated iron, as proposed for the Ni-SIa state of the enzyme. One-electron reduction of [1a](+) affords the S = (1)/2 derivative [1a](0), which, according to density functional theory (DFT) calculations and electron paramagnetic resonance and Mössbauer spectroscopies, is best described as a Ni(I)Fe(II) compound. The Ni(I)Fe(II) assignment matches that for the Ni-L state in [NiFe]-hydrogenase, unlike recently reported Ni(II)Fe(I)-based models. Compound [1a](0) reacts with strong acids to liberate 0.5 equiv of H2 and regenerate [1a](+), indicating that H2 evolution is catalyzed by [1a](0). DFT calculations were used to investigate the pathway for H2 evolution and revealed that the mechanism can proceed through two isomers of [1a](0) that differ in the stereochemistry of the Fe(dppe)CO center. Calculations suggest that protonation of [1a](0) (both isomers) affords Ni(III)-H-Fe(II) intermediates, which represent mimics of the Ni-C state of the enzyme.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01662
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    ABSTRACT: The redox stability of gold halide complexes in aqueous solution has been examined quantum-chemically by a systematic comparison of scalar- and nonrelativistic pseudopotential calculations, using both COSMO and D-COSMO-RS solvent models for water. After a computational benchmarking of density-functional methods against CCSD(T) results for the gas phase decomposition AuX4(-) → AuX2(-) + X2, B3LYP calculations have been used to establish solvent contributions. While relativity clearly enhances the stability of AuX4(-) (X = F, Cl, Br, I) complexes against X2 elimination, solvation favors the lower oxidation state. Solvation and relativity are nonadditive, due to the relativistic reduction of bond polarity. At scalar relativistic D-COSMO-RS level, the reaction AuX4(-) ⇌ AuX2(-) + X2 is computed to be endergonic, except for X = I, where it is slightly exergonic. Under the chosen conditions, partial hydrolysis of AuCl4(-) to AuCl3OH(-) is exergonic. The latter complex in turn is stable against Cl2 elimination. The disproportionation 3 AuCl2(-) ⇌ AuCl4(-) + 2 Au(s) + 2 Cl(-) is clearly exergonic. All of the computed reaction energies at scalar relativistic D-COSMO-RS level agree well with the observed speciation in dilute pH-neutral solutions at ambient temperatures.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01632
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    ABSTRACT: Addition of 1 equiv of LiN═C(t)Bu2 or LiN═Ad (Ad = 2-adamantyl) to the aryl carbodiimide C(NDipp)2 (Dipp = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) readily generates the lithium ketimine-guanidinates Li(THF)2[(X)C(NDipp)2] (X = N═C(t)Bu2 (1-(t)Bu), N═Ad (1-Ad)) in excellent yields. These new ligands can be readily metalated with iron to give the N,N'-bidentate chelates [{(X)C(NDipp)2}FeBr]2 (X = N═C(t)Bu2 (5-(t)Bu), N═Ad (5-Ad)), in which the ketimines behave as noncoordinating backbone substituents. In an effort to understand the potential electronic contributions of the ketimine group to the ligand architecture, a thorough structural and electronic study was conducted comparing the features and properties of 5-(t)Bu and 5-Ad to their guanidinate and amidinate analogues [{(X)C(NDipp)2}FeBr]2 (X = (i)Pr2N (6), (t)Bu (7)). Solid-state structural analyses indicate little electronic contribution from the N-ketimine nitrogen atom, while solution-phase electronic absorption spectra of 5-(t)Bu and 5-Ad are qualitatively similar to the amidinate complex 7. Yet, electrochemical measurements do show the donor properties of the ketimine-guanidinate in 5-(t)Bu to be intermediate between its guanidinate and amidinate counterparts in 6 and 7. Preliminary reactivity studies also show that the reduction chemistry of 5-(t)Bu diverges significantly from that of 6 and 7. Treatment of 5-(t)Bu with excess magnesium or 1 equiv of KC8 leads to the formation of the Fe(I)-Fe(I) complex [{μ-((t)Bu2C═N)C(NDipp)2}2Fe2] (11), which possesses an exceedingly short Fe═Fe bond (2.1516(5) Å), while neither 6 nor 7 forms dinuclear complexes upon reduction. This result demonstrates that ketimine-guanidinates do not simply behave as amidinate variants but can contribute to distinctive metal chemistry of their own.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01815
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    ABSTRACT: A new chromium(II) sulfide, Lu2CrS4, with a novel structure was prepared by a solid-state reaction. The powder X-ray diffraction pattern could be indexed as a tetragonal system, with a = 7.46373(2) Å, c = 22.6338(2) Å, and space group I4̅2d (No. 122). Rietveld analysis of the pattern provided the crystal structure consisting of CrS6 and LuS6 octahedra sharing edges and apexes and revealed a rock salt superstructure with new cation (vacancy) arrangements. The electrical resistivity indicates semiconducting behavior. The magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements showed that the Cr ions are in the high-spin d(4) configuration and that their magnetic moments ordered antiferromagnetically at 55 K. The basic antiferromagnetic structure was determined using powder neutron diffraction data at 10 K. The band structure calculations demonstrate that the densities of states of Cr 3d electrons split into two spin-up eg bands because of Jahn-Teller distortion.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01511
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    ABSTRACT: The new zero-dimensional selenide Ba2AsGaSe5 was synthesized via a solid-state reaction at 900 °C. It belongs to the orthorhombic space group Pnma with a = 12.632(3) Å, b = 8.9726(18) Å, c = 9.2029(18) Å, and Z = 4. In the structure, the As atom adopts trigonal-pyramidal coordination owing to the stereochemically active 4s(2) lone pair electrons and the Ga atom is tetrahedrally coordinated with four Se atoms. The AsSe3 trigonal pyramids share edges with GaSe4 tetrahedra to form novel [AsGaSe5](4-) clusters, which are further separated from each other by Ba(2+) cations. The optical band gap was determined as 1.39 eV according to UV-vis-NIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Interestingly, the photocatalytic behavior investigated by decomposing rhodamine B indicates that the compound displays a 6.5 times higher photocatalytic activity than does P25.
    Inorganic Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01501