F’14 MotW Assignment – Part I

Choose three recent papers (within the last 18 months) that contain at least one compound/complex that: contains a transition metal (Lanthanides and Actinides are allowed), is molecular or is a molecular ion (inorganic polymers, metal-organic frameworks, or metal containing proteins are not appropriate), and has a crystallographically determined structure.

Please review the examples provided below and browse the current contents of Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Dalton Transactions, Organometallics, Polyhedron, Inorganica Chimica Acta, and/or the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry for ideas. While this is far from a comprehensive list, it should get you started. Post links to the papers on the ChemWorx wall. Remember to include your partner’s name in the post.

Examples of papers that are appropriate for the MotW assignment

Magnetic and Luminescent Binuclear Double-Stranded Helicates

(Phenoxyimidazolyl-salicylaldimine)iron complexes: synthesis, properties and iron catalysed ethylene reactions

Two water-soluble copper(II) complexes: Synthesis, characterization, DNA cleavage, protein binding activities and in vitro anticancer activity studies

Examples of papers that are not appropriate for the MotW assignment

High-Valent Chromium–Oxo Complex Acting as an Efficient Catalyst Precursor for Selective Two-Electron Reduction of Dioxygen by a Ferrocene Derivative – does not include a crystal structure

Theoretical Investigation on Multiple Bonds in Terminal Actinide Nitride Complexes – theoretical (computational) study

Versatile Mesoporous DyIII Coordination Framework for Highly Efficient Trapping of Diverse Pollutants – framework / supramolecular structure (i.e., not molecular)

Dinuclear Ru/Ni, Ir/Ni, and Ir/Pt Complexes with Bridging Phenanthroline-5,6-dithiolate: Synthesis, Structure, and Electrochemical and Photophysical Behavior – a ‘communication’ not a ‘full’ paper

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