Pacifichem 2015: Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry, a broad field encompassing many sub-disciplines, has tremendous impact across our daily lives by addressing the most important human health, environmental, and energy problems.  This collection of articles from leading ACS journals is illustrative of the wide scope and strong prominence of inorganic chemistry at Pacifichem. These articles exemplify some of the exciting developments in coordination chemistry, magnetism, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry, solid state chemistry, materials chemistry, and fundamental organometallic chemistry.

Inorganic chemistry research has numerous applications, including new catalysts for energy conversions, new imaging agents, sensors, and drugs for biological applications and new materials for myriad of technological purposes. Such critical advances are enabled by inorganic chemists, and are highlighted in this themed collection and numerous symposia at Pacifichem.

 

ACS Catalysis

Well-Defined Iron Catalysts for the Acceptorless Reversible Dehydrogenation-Hydrogenation of Alcohols and Ketones

Sumit Chakraborty, Paraskevi O. Lagaditis, Moritz Förster, Elizabeth A. Bielinski, Nilay Hazari, Max C. Holthausen, William D. Jones, and Sven Schneider

ACS Catalysis 2014 4 (11), 3994-4003

DOI: 10.1021/cs5009656

 

Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Triarylmethanes by Transition Metal Catalysis

Masakazu Nambo and Cathleen M. Crudden

ACS Catalysis 2015 5 (8), 4734-4742

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00909

 

Light-Driven Water Oxidation with Metal Hexacyanometallate Heterogeneous Catalysts

Sara Goberna-Ferrón, Willinton Y. Hernández, Barbara Rodríguez-García, and José Ramón Galán-Mascarós

ACS Catalysis 2014 4 (6), 1637-1641

DOI: 10.1021/cs500298e

 

 

Chemical Reviews

Quantum Chemical Calculations and Experimental Investigations of Molecular Actinide Oxides

Attila Kovács, Rudy J. M. Konings, John K. Gibson, Ivan Infante, and Laura Gagliardi

Chemical Reviews 2015 115 (4), 1725-1759

DOI: 10.1021/cr500426s

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry

Metal-Organic Frameworks Based on Previously Unknown Zr8/Hf8 Cubic Clusters

Dawei Feng, Hai-Long Jiang, Ying-Pin Chen, Zhi-Yuan Gu, Zhangwen Wei, and Hong-Cai Zhou

Inorganic Chemistry 2013 52 (21), 12661-12667

DOI: 10.1021/ic4018536

 

Synthesis, Characterization, and Luminescence Studies of Discrete Polynuclear Gold(I) Sulfido and Selenido Complexes with Intramolecular Aurophilic Contacts

Eddie Chung-Chin Cheng, Wing-Yin Lo, Terence Kwok-Ming Lee, Nianyong Zhu, and Vivian Wing-Wah Yam

Inorganic Chemistry 2014 53 (7), 3854-3863

DOI: 10.1021/ic500215d

 

K4Fe3F12: An Fe2+/Fe3+ Charge-Ordered, Ferrimagnetic Fluoride with a Cation-Deficient, Layered Perovskite Structure

Sun Woo Kim, Ronghuan Zhang, P. Shiv Halasyamani, and Michael A. Hayward

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (13), 6647-6652

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01006

 

 

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Mononuclear and Terminally Bound Titanium Nitrides

Maria E. Carroll, Balazs Pinter, Patrick J. Carroll, and Daniel J. Mindiola

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (28), 8884-8887

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04853

 

Identification of the Valence and Coordination Environment of the Particulate Methane Monooxygenase Copper Centers by Advanced EPR Characterization

Megen A. Culpepper, George E. Cutsail III, William A. Gunderson, Brian M. Hoffman, and Amy C. Rosenzweig

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014 136 (33), 11767-11775

DOI: 10.1021/ja5053126

 

Dinitrosyl Iron Complexes with Cysteine. Kinetics Studies of the Formation and Reactions of DNICs in Aqueous Solution

José Clayston Melo Pereira, Alexei V. Iretskii, Rui-Min Han, and Peter C. Ford

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015 137 (1), 328-336

DOI: 10.1021/ja510393q

 

Organometallics

Donor-Induced Decomposition of the Grubbs Catalysts: An Intercepted Intermediate

Justin A. M. Lummiss, William L. McClennan, Robert McDonald, and Deryn E. Fogg

Organometallics 2014 33 (23), 6738-6741

DOI: 10.1021/om501011y

 

Amidate-Ligated Complexes of Rhodium(I): A Showcase of Coordination Flexibility

Marcus W. Drover, Laurel L. Schafer, and Jennifer A. Love

Organometallics 2015 34 (10), 1783-1786

DOI: 10.1021/om501209c

 

Guilty on Two Counts: Stepwise Coordination of Two Fluoride Anions to the Antimony Atom of a Noninnocent Stibine Ligand

James S. Jones, Casey R. Wade, and François P. Gabbaı̈

Organometallics 2015 34 (11), 2647-2654

DOI: 10.1021/om501291g