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48. S. S. Chitnis;+ J. H. W. LaFortune;+ H. Cummings; L. L. Liu; R. Andrews and D. W. Stephan,*

Phosphorus Coordination Chemistry in Catalysis: Air Stable P(III)-Dications as Lewis Acid Catalysts for the Allylation of C-F Bonds,

Organometallics, 2018, 37, 4540-4544. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00686

(+ = equal contribution) (Selected as front cover)


47. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

A Phosphorus Lewis Super Acid: η5-Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Phosphorus Dication,

Chem 2018, 4, 2699-2708. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2018.08.038

(Highlighted by ChemistryWorld entitled “Rare phosphorus dication synthesised”)

(Peer-review report)



46. L. L. Liu; J. Zhou; R. Andrews and D. W. Stephan,*

A Room-Temperature-Stable Phosphanorcaradiene,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7466-7470. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04930

(Peer-review report)


45. L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao; D. Zhu; J. Zhou and D. W. Stephan,*

Homolytic Cleavage of Peroxide Bonds via a Single Electron Transfer of Frustrated Lewis Pair,

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 7431-7434. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc03522a

(Selected as outside front cover)


44. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

Reductive Coupling and Loss of N2 from Magnesium Diazomethane Derivatives,

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 8589-8595. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802138

(Selected as cover picture)


43. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

An Umpolung of Lewis Acidity/Basicity at Nitrogen by Deprotonation of a Cyclic (Amino)(Aryl)Nitrenium Cation,

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 4390-4393. DOI: 10.1039/c8cc01331d

(Selected as outside front cover; HOT ChemComm articles for March)


42. L. L. Cao; K. L. Bamford; L. L. Liu and D. W. Stephan,*

Zinc-Containing Radical Anions via Single Electron Transfer to Donor-Acceptor Adducts,

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3980-3983. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201800607

41. L. L. Liu and D. W. Stephan,*

An Imine-Gallium Lewis Pair Stabilized Oxophosphinidene via an Unexpected Phosphirene Rearrangement,

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 1041-1044. DOI: 10.1039/c7cc09090k

(Selected as outside front cover)

40. J. Zhou; L. L. Liu; L. L. Cao and D. W. Stephan,*

Nitrogen-Based Lewis Acids: Synthesis and Reactivity of a Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Nitrenium Cation,

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3322-3326. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201713118

(Selected as frontispiece)


39. L. L. Liu; J. Zhou; L. L. Cao; R. Andrews; R. L. Falconer; C. A. Russell and D. W. Stephan,*

A Transient Vinylphosphinidene via a Phosphirene-Phosphinidene Rearrangement,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 147-150. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b11791

(Peer-review report)


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