Issue Date: September 19, 2016
A cozy carbon wrap for osmium
In high-coordination-number metal complexes, the coordinating atoms on the ligand are most often heteroatoms, such as nitrogen, oxygen, or phosphorus. Carbon is typically not involved. A team including Congqing Zhu, Caixia Yang, Xin Lu, Gang Liu, and Haiping Xia of Xiamen University has turned that situation completely around by preparing an unprecedented pentadentate chelating ligand in which all five metal-binding atoms are carbons—a new record for planar carbon . . .
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