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We report a novel luminescent Al-based metal-organic gel G1 comprising 1,4,5,8-triptycenetetracarboxylic acid, which exhibits highly sensitive detection towards nitro aromatic compounds particularly picric acid. Furthermore, under identical reaction conditions, using a Co(II) salt instead, a novel 3D framework material, trip-MOF-1, was isolated and its(More)
The Lewis acid cyclohexylbis(pentafluorophenyl)boron 1, which exhibits about 15% lower Lewis acidity in comparison with B(C(6)F(5))(3), activates H(2) in the presence of the bulky Lewis bases 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine (TMP), 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethylpiperidine (PMP), tri-tert-butylphosphine (t-Bu(3)P) leading in facile reactions at room temperature to(More)
This tutorial review examines manmade blue and purple pigments appearing in antiquity. They were obtained by chemical synthesis from mineral starting materials and refer to chemical compounds: Egyptian Blue (CaCuSi4O10), Han Blue (BaCuSi4O10) and Han Purple (BaCuSi2O6), Maya Blue (x.indigo.(Mg,Al)4Si8(O,OH,H2O)24) and Ultramarine Blue (Na,Ca)8(AlSiO12)(S,(More)
Charge transport through single molecules can be influenced by the charge and spin states of redox-active metal centres placed in the transport pathway. These intrinsic properties are usually manipulated by varying the molecule's electrochemical and magnetic environment, a procedure that requires complex setups with multiple terminals. Here we show that(More)
Besides active, functional molecular building blocks such as diodes or switches, passive components, for example, molecular wires, are required to realize molecular-scale electronics. Incorporating metal centers in the molecular backbone enables the molecular energy levels to be tuned in respect to the Fermi energy of the electrodes. Furthermore, by using(More)
Hydride complexes Mo,W(CO)(NO)H(mer-etp(i)p) (iPr2PCH2CH2)2PPh=etp(i)p) (2 a,b(syn), syn and anti of NO and Ph(etp(i)p) orientions) were prepared and probed in imine hydrogenations together with co-catalytic [H(Et2O)2][B(C6F5)4] (140 °C, 60 bar H2). 2 a,b(syn) were obtained via reduction of syn/anti-Mo,W(NO)Cl3(mer-etp(i)p) and(More)
Transfer hydrogenation of polarized olefins bearing strongly electron-withdrawing groups on one side of the double bond was achieved with ammonia borane under mild conditions without using a catalyst. Mechanistic studies proved the character of the direct H transfers proceeding stepwise with a unique hydroboration intermediate and hydride before proton(More)