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Front Cover: Ligand Effects in Carbon−Boron Coupling Processes Mediated by σ-BH Platinum Complexes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 35/2021)
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry  (IF2.524),  Pub Date : 2021-08-24, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.202100695
Pablo Ríos, Francisco José Fernández-de-Córdova, Javier Borge, Natalia Curado, Agustí Lledós, Salvador Conejero

The Front Cover shows the differences in reactivity of platinum complexes bearing different N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands. Both systems are able to forge carbon-boron bonds at low temperature through the initial formation of platinum σ-BH intermediates, but as the temperature increases the process can be reversible or not depending on the NHC ligand. ItBuiPr systems can cleave the C−B bond but this process is not energetically feasible with IMes ligands. The authors thank the GEQO group of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (RSEQ) for the invitation to contribute to the RSEQ-GEQO Prize Winners Special Collection and Valle Ojeda for the nice artwork. More information can be found in the Full Paper by A. Lledós, S. Conejero and co-workers.