Very important paper and back cover picture06/27/2017
Paper on iClick reaction of Cp*Rh azide complexes selected as a very important paper and featured on the back cover of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.
In the latest issue of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. we reported on the iClick reaction of Cp*Rh azide complexes with electron-poor alkynes and in particular determined the reaction kinetics to be comparable to the Staudinger ligation well-established for bioconjugation.
The paper was selected as a very important paper (VIP). Furthermore, the back cover of the most recent issue of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. shows the basic idea of our approach, like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, the two reactants just “fit together” to form the triazolate complex in good yield. This catalyst-free room-temperature cycloaddition reaction can easily be followed by solution IR spectroscopy, and some spectral traces are shown in the background.