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The addition of an excess of phenyldiazomethane to chlorobenzene solutions of the cationic dinitrosyl bisphosphine rhenium(-I) complexes [Re(NO)2(PR3)2][BAr(F)4] (R = Cy 1a, R = (i)Pr 1b) gave the corresponding benzylidene complexes [Re{=CH(C6H5)}(NO)2(PR3)2][BAr(F)4] (2a and 2b) in good yields. The treatment of 2b with dioxygen resulted in the oxidation of(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)
Two Zn MOFs, MOF-645 and MOF-646, comprised of polarized 1,3-azulenedicarboxylate were synthesized. The guest free MOF-646 showed strong MOF-H(2) interactions (7.8-6.8 kJ mol(-1)), which revealed the significant impact of internally polarized azulene backbone to stabilized H(2) molecules in the framework.
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)
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)
The reaction of [Re(H)(NO)2(PR3)2] complexes (1 a: R = PCy3; 1 b: R = PiPr3) with [H(OEt2)2][BAr(F)4] ([BAr(F)4] = tetrakis{3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl}borate) in benzene at room temperature gave the corresponding cations [Re(NO)2(PR3)2][BAr(F)4] (2 a and 2 b). The addition of phenyldiazomethane to benzene solutions of 2 a and 2 b afforded the moderately(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)