Andrey Gurinov has completed the training in the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and received a certificate.

Mikhail A. Kinzhalov, Vadim P. Boyarskiy, Konstantin V. Luzyanin, Fedor M. Dolgushin, Vadim Yu. Kukushkin

«Metal-mediated coupling of a coordinated isocyanide and indazoles»

Dalton Trans. 2013, accepted.

The reaction between equimolar amounts of cis-[PdCl2(CNCy)2] (1) and indazole (HInd, 2) or 5-methylindazole (HIndMe, 3) proceeds in refluxing CHCl3for ca. 6 h accomplishing the aminocarbene species cis-[PdCl2{C(Ind)=N(H)Cy}(CNCy)] (4) or cis-[PdCl2{C(IndMe)=N(H)Cy}(CNCy)] (5) in good (72–83%) isolated yields. Complexes 4 and 5 were characterized by elemental analyses (C, H, N), HR ESI+-MS, IR, 1D (1H, 13C{1H}) and 2D (1H,1H-COSY, 1H,13C-HMQC/1H,13C-HSQC, 1H,13C-HMBC) NMR spectroscopies, and complex 4 as well by X-ray diffraction. The observed coupling represents the first example of metal-mediated integration between any isocyanide and any aromatic heterocyclic system having an HN center.

The Center received an offer of cooperation from the “International Tomography Center” of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

P.M. Tolstoy took part in a Regional Interdisciplinary Conference – Humboldt Kolleg «Magnetic resonance as a tool for interdisciplinary research», held 3-6. June 2013 in Novosibirsk, Russia. The result of the trip was the decision to expand the cooperation between the Center and an International Tomography Center.
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