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     New Chemistry




     A transition metal borylene

     complex stabilized by a non-

     carbonyl ligand set: formation

     by spontaneous halide loss to

     give an extremely short metal-

     -boron bond (video).

     (work by David Addy)








Listed below is a selection of published papers from the year 2008 (see ‘further links’ for other years and S. Aldridge CV – under ‘group members’ – for full publication list). Click on the relevant citations for links to the electronic versions of the article.


Colorimetric fluoride ion sensing by polyborylated ferrocenes: structural influences on thermodynamics and kinetics.

J.K. Day, C. Bresner, N.D. Coombs, I.A. Fallis, L.-L. Ooi, R.W. Harrington, W. Clegg and S. Aldridge.

Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 793-804 (selected as cover article).


Bulky aryl functionalized carbazolyl ligands: amido alternatives to the 2,6-diarylphenyl ligand class?

N.D. Coombs, A. Stasch, A. Cowley, A.L. Thompson and S. Aldridge.

Dalton Trans., 2008, 332-337 (selected as a HOT article).


A Group 13/Group 17 Analogue of CO and N2: Coordinative Trapping of the GaI Molecule.

N.D. Coombs, W. Clegg, D.J. Willock and S. Aldridge.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 5449-5451 (This paper was the subject of a Highlight article: Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6326-6328).


AND/NOT Sensing of Fluoride and Cyanide by Ferrocene Derivatized Lewis Acids.

A.E.J. Broomsgrove, D. Addy, C. Bresner, I.A. Fallis, A.L. Thompson and S. Aldridge.

Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 7525-7529.


Synthesis and Characterisation of Amidinate-Iron(I) Complexes: Analogies with b-Diketiminate Chemistry.

R.P. Rose, C. Jones, C. Schulten, S. Aldridge, and A. Stasch.

Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 8477-8480.


76. *Cationic Terminal Gallylene Complexes by Halide Abstraction: Coordination Chemistry of a Valence Isoelectronic Analogue of CO and N2.

N.D. Coombs, D. Vidovic, J.K. Day, A.L. Thompson, A. Stasch, W. Clegg, L. Russo, L. Male, M.B. Hursthouse, D.J. Willock and S. Aldridge

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 16111-16124.







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