Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Congratulations to Drs Dutton and Wilson on their paper 'Lewis stabilized dicarbon: predictions from theory' that has been accepted into Angewandte Chemie International Edition (impact factor of nearly 13). The article was published online on January 3rd, 2012.

This paper predicts new C-based ligands. It was inspired by recent work on main group allotropes, from which a theoretical examination of Lewis base (NHC, phosphine) stabilized dicarbon was carried out. The results indicate that the phosphine and NHC adducts of C2 have significantly different electronic structures and that both types of molecules should be powerful, bifunctional carbon based ligands.