List of Publications

      • Structural Characterization and Lifetimes of Triple‐Stranded Helical Coinage Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemical Calculations
          H. E. Wagner, P. Di Martino-Fumo, P. Boden, M. Zimmer, W. Klopper,* F. Breher,* and M. Gerhards*, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, in press (link).
      • Completing the triad: synthesis and full characterization of homoleptic and heteroleptic carbonyl and nitrosyl complexes of the group VI metals
        J. Bohenberger, M. Schmitt, W. Feuerstein, I. Krummenacher, B. Butschke, J. Czajka, P. J. Malinowski, F. Breher, I. Krossing*, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 3592-3603 (link).
        ♠ Inside Front Cover. See also link.
      • Imidazolyl Alanes – Synthesis, Structures and Reactivity Studies
        M. Simon, M. Radius, H. E. Wagner, F. Breher*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 1906-1914 (link).
      • Highly Luminescent Non-Palindromic Pincer Complexes of Group 10 Metals by Double Oxidative Addition of a Diiodobiphenyl
        W. Feuerstein, F. Breher*, submitted manuscript.

      • Reactivity of a Sterically Unencumbered α-Borylated Phosphorus Ylide Towards Small Molecules
        M. Radius, E. Sattler, H. Berberich, F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 12206-12213 (link).
        ♠ Designated as “Hot Paper”.
      • Redox-Responsive Phosphonite Gold Complexes in Hydroamination Catalysis
        E. Deck, H. E. Wagner, J. Paradies,* F. Breher*, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 5323 – 5326 (link).
        ♠ This paper is part of the ChemComm themed issue “Switchable Catalysis”.
      • Phosphine-functionalised Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Ligands and their Mono- and Heterobimetallic Complexes
        H. E. Wagner, S. Hohnstein, M. G. Schußmann, L. A. Steppe, F. Breher*, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 15397 – 15407 (link).
        ♠ This paper was highlighted on Chemistry Views (link).
      • Stable Salts of the Hexacarbonyl Chromium(I) Cation and its Pentacarbonyl-Nitrosyl Chromium(I) Analogue
        J. Bohnenberger, W. Feuerstein, D. Himmel, M. Daub, F. Breher*, I. Krossing*, Nat. Commun. 2019, 10:624 | (link).
        ♠ See the press release of the University of Freiburg (link), a “behind the paper” post by Jan Bohnenberger (link), and selected further references: ChemistryViews (link); further links (Altmetric).
      • The dynamic nature of Cu sites in Cu-SSZ-13 and the origin of the seagull NOx conversion profile during NH3-SCR
        A. R. Fahami, T. Günter, D. E. Doronkin, M. Casapu, D. Zengel, T. H. Vuong, M. Simon, F. Breher, A. V. Kucherov, A. Brückner and J. Grunwaldt*, React. Chem. Eng. 2019, 4, 1000-1018 (link).
      • Rhodium(I) and Iridium(I) Complexes of Ferrocenyl-Functionalized Amidinates and Bis(amidinates): κ2N-Coordination vs. Ferrocenyl ortho-Metalation
        S. Kaufmann, M. Radius, E. M. B Moos, F. Breher*, P. W. Roesky*, Organometallics 2019, 38, 1721 – 1732 (link).
      • Tetranuclear [FeII2FeIII2]2+ molecular switches: [FeII(bik)2(N–)2] spin-crossover complexes containing [FeIII(Tp)(CN)3] metalloligands as N-donor
        D. Garnier, A. Mondal, Y. Li, P. Herson, L.-M. Chamoreau, L. Toupet, M. Buron Le Cointe, E. M. B. Moos, F. Breher, and R. Lescouëzec*, C.R. Chimie 2019, 22, 516 – 524 (link).
      • Star-shaped triarylamines – one-step metal-free synthesis and optoelectronic properties
        A. Meli, B. Ebenhoch, A. Bihlmeier, A. Feyrer, E. Deck, F. Breher, M. Nieger, A. Colsman, S. Bräse*, Synthetic Metals 2019, 256, 116138 (link).

      • α-Borylated Phosphorus Ylides (α-BCPs): Electronic Frustration within a C–B π-bond arising from the competition for a Lone Pair of Electrons
        M. Radius, F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 15744 – 15749 (link).
        ♠ This paper was featured with a Frontispiece and selected as Hot Paper.
      • A Metal-Containing N-Heterocyclic Germylene Based on an Oxalamidine Framework
        E. M. B. Moos, W. Feuerstein, F. Krämer, F. Breher*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2018, 644, 1115 – 1122 (link).
        ♠ Dedicated to Prof. Werner Uhl on occasion of his 65th birthday
      • An Anionic Aluminium Nucleophile” (Highlight)
        A. Hinz*, F. Breher*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 8818 (link); Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 8954 (link).
      • Rhodium(I) Complexes of N‐Aryl‐Substituted Mono‐ and Bis(amidinates) Derived From Their Alkali Metal Salts
        E. Moos, S. González-Gallardo, M. Radius, F. Breher*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 3022 (link).
        ♠ This paper was featured with a “Cover Feature” of issue 26 (link).
      • Synthesis, Characterisation and Reactions of truly Cationic Ni(I) Phosphine Complexes
        M. M. Schwab, D. Himmel, S. Kacprzak, V. Radtke, D. Kratzert, P. Weis, M. Wernet, A. Peter, Z. Yassine, D. Schmitz, E.‑W. Scheidt, W. Scherer, S. Weber, W. Feuerstein, F. Breher, A. Higelin and I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 918 – 927 (link).
        ♠ This paper was selected as “Hot Paper”.
      • Solution and Solid-State Study on the Spin-Crossover [FeII(R-bik)3](BF4)2 complexes [R = Me, Et, Vinyl]
        S. De, S. Tewary, D. Garnier, Y. Li, G. Gontard, L. Lisnard, A. Flambard, F. Breher, M.-L. Boillot, G. Rajaraman*, and R. Lescouëzec*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 414 – 428 (link).

      • Metal Complexes of a Redox-Active [1]Phosphaferrocenophane: Structures, Electrochemistry and Redox-Induced Catalysis
        A. Feyrer, M. K. Armbruster, K. Fink, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7402 – 7408 (link).
        ♠ This communication was highlighted with a Frontispiece.
      • Palladium Complexes of Ferrocene-Based Phosphine Ligands as Redox-Switchable Catalyst in Buchwald-Hartwig Cross-Coupling Reactions
        A. Feyrer and F. Breher*, Inorg. Chem. Front. 2017, 4, 1125  – 1134 (link).
        ♠ Part of the themed collection “Switchable Catalysis and Related Reactions” (link)
      • Multidentate Silyl Ligands in Transition Metal Chemistry
        M. Simon and F. Breher*, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 7976 – 7997 (link).
        ♠ This article was highlighted with the Back Cover of issue 25 and will be part of the Chemical Communications and Dalton Transactions Web Collection for Professor Phil Power’s 65th Birthday.
      • A Redox-Switchable Germylene and its Ligating Properties in Selected Transition Metal Complexes
        F. Walz, E. Moos, D. Garnier, R. Köppe, C. E. Anson, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1173 – 1186 (link).
      • A combined experimental and quantum chemical study on thallium(I) tris(pyrazolyl)methanide
        I. Kuzu*, A. Baldes, F. Weigend, and F. Breher*, Polyhedron 2017, 125, 74 – 79 (link).
        ♠ Special Issue “Tridentate and Tetradentate Tripodal Ligands”

      • A Dinuclear Gold(I) Bis(Carbene) Complex Based on a Ditopic Cyclic (Aryl)(Amino)Carbene Framework
        E. Deck, K. Reiter, W. Klopper*, and F. Breher*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2016, 642, 1320 – 1328 (link).
        ♠ Special Issue “N-heterocyclic Carbenes”
      • The Neutral Complex K@{[FeII(Tp)(CN)3]4[CoIII(pzTp)]3[CoII(pzTp)]}: a Soluble Model of Photomagnetic Prussian Blue Analogues
        D. Garnier, J. R. Jiménez, Y. Li, J. von Bardeleben, Y. Journaux, T. Augenstein, E. Moos, M. T. Gamer, F. Breher*, and R. Lescouëzec*, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4825 – 4831 (link).
        ♠ Featured of the front-cover of issue no. 8
      • Molecular spin crossover in slow motion: Light-induced spin-state transitions in trigonal prismatic iron(II) complexes
        P. Stock, E. Deck, S. Hohnstein, J. Korzekwa, K. Meyer, F. W. Heinemann, F. Breher*, and G. Hörner*, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 5254 – 5265 (link).
      • Aluminium Diphosphamethanides: Hidden Frustrated Lewis Pairs
        S. Styra, M. Radius, E. Moos, A. Bihlmeier, F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 9598 – 9512 (link).
      • A Boron-fluorinated Tris(pyrazolyl)borate Ligand (FTp*) and its Mono- and Dinuclear Copper Complexes [Cu(FTp*)2] and [Cu2(FTp*)2]: Synthesis, Structures and DFT Calculations
        T. Augenstein, F. Dorner, K. Reiter, H. E. Wagner, D. Garnier, W. Klopper, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 7935 – 7943 (link).
      • Differential Many-Body Cooperativity in Electronic Spectra of Oligonuclear Transition-Metal Complexes
        J. Chmela, M. E. Harding, D. Matioszek, C. E. Anson, F. Breher,* and W. Klopper*, Chem. Phys. Chem. 2016, 17, 37 – 45 (link).
        ♠ Selected as “VIP”-Paper and featured on the back-cover of issue no. 1

      • Crystalline Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene-tetrafluoropyridyl Radical
        S. Styra, M. Melaimi, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, T. Augenstein, F. Breher* and G. Bertrand*, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 8441 – 8446 (link).
        ♠ Selected as “Hot Paper”, see also here.
      • Time-resolved IR spectroscopy of a trinuclear palladium complex in solution
        M. Zimmer, F. Rupp, P. Singer, F. Walz, F. Breher,* W. Klopper,* R. Diller* and M. Gerhards*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 14138 – 14144 (link).
      • Tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane-Based Heterobimetallic Complexes that Contain Zn- and Cd-Transition-Metal Bonds: Synthesis, Structures, and Quantum Chemical Calculations
        J. Meyer, S. González-Gallardo, S. Hohnstein, D. Garnier, M. K. Armbruster, K. Fink, W. Klopper and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 2905 – 2914 (link).
      • Diaryldichalcogenide radical cations
        O. Mallow, M. A. Khanfar, M. Malischewski, P. Finke, M. Hesse, E. Lork, T. Augenstein, F. Breher, J. R. Harmer, N. V. Vasilieva, A. Zibarev, A. S. Bogomyakov, K. Seppelt and J. Beckmann*, Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 497 – 504 (link).
        ♠ This paper belongs to the Top 25 most downloaded Chemical Science articles October-December 2014 (link).


      • “From MgBr via single-electron transfer (SET) to a paramagnetic Mg(II) compound and back to Mg(I): [MgBr(L1)·]2 and [K(thf)3]2[Mg2(L1)2], L1 = RN=C(Me)C(Me)=NR, R = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl”
        T. Kruczynski, P. Henke, T. Augenstein, N. Arleth, F. Breher* and H. Schnöckel*, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 15677 – 15680 (link).
        ♠ This article was featured on the inside front cover of issue 99.
      • “Die Ästhetik der [1.1.1]Propellane”
        T. Augenstein, F. Breher, Nachr. Chem. 2014, 62, 1169 – 1174 (link).
      • F. Breher, “Kap. 15, Organometallverbindungen in “Anorganische Chemie – Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität
        James E. Huheey, Ellen A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter; Hrsg. v. Steudel, Ralf; Bearb. v. Breher, Frank / Finze, Maik / Johrendt, Dirk / Lunk, Hans-Joachim / Kaupp, Martin / Radius, Udo / Schatzschneider, Ulrich, 5. Auflage, DeGruyter, Berlin, 2014 (link).
      • “In-depth exploration of the photophysics of a trinuclear palladium complex”
        Y. Schmitt, K. Chevalier, F. Rupp, M. Becherer, A. Grün, A. M. Rijs, F. Walz, F. Breher*, R. Diller*, M. Gerhards*, W. Klopper*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 8332 – 8338 (link).
      • Coinage Metal Complexes of Tris(pyrazolyl)methanide-based Redox-Active Metalloligands
        S. González-Gallardo, I. Kuzu, P. Oña-Burgos, T. Wolfer, C. Wang, K. W. Klinkhammer, W. Klopper, S. Bräse and F. Breher*, Organometallics 2014, 33, 941 – 951 (link).
      • Mono- versus Dinuclear Gold-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamidation
        J. M. Serrano-Becerra, A. F. G. Maier, S. González-Gallardo, E. Moos, C. Kaub, M. Gaffga, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, P. W. Roesky, F. Breher, J. Paradies*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 4515 – 4522 (link).
      • Synthesis and Structures of 1,3-Bis(organochalcogenyl) Distannatrisilabicyclo-[1.1.1]pentanes
        E. Moos, T. Augenstein, D. Garnier, and F. Breher, Can. J. Chem. 2014, 92, 574 – 579 (link).
        ♣ This article is part of the GTL 2013 special issue.
      • A metallacyclic alkyl-amido carbene complex (MCAAC)
        I. Trapp, S. González-Gallardo, S. Hohnstein, D. Garnier, P. Oña-Burgos, and F. Breher, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 4313 – 4319 (link).
        ♠ This article is part of the Dalton Transactions themed issue, New Talent: Europe

      • Homoleptic tetrakis(silyl) complexes of Pd0 and Pt0 featuring metal-centred heterocubane structures. First evidences for the existence of the corresponding mononuclear PdI and PtI complexes
        F. Armbruster, T. Augenstein, P. Oña-Burgos, F. Breher, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17899 – 17906 (link).
        ♠ This article was featured on the front-cover of issue 52.
        ♦ See also spotlight on ChemistryViews.
      • Exploring the Solution Behavior of f-Element Coordination Compounds: A Case Study on some Trivalent Rare Earth and Plutonium Complexes
        M. W. Löble, P. Oña-Burgos, I. Fernández, C. Apostolidis, A. Morgenstern, O. Walter, F. Bruchertseifer, P. Kaden, T. Vitova, J. Rothe, K. Dardenne, N. L. Banik, A. Geist, M. A. Denecke, and F. Breher*, Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 3717 – 3724 (link).
      • Heterobimetallic Cuprates Consisting of a Redox-Switchable, Silicon-Based Metalloligand: Synthesis, Structures, and Electronic Properties
        S. Styra, S. González-Gallardo, F. Armbruster, P. Oña-Burgos, E. Moos, M. Vonderach, P. Weis, O. Hampe, A. Grün, Y. Schmitt, M. Gerhards, F. Menges, M. Gaffga, G. Niedner-Schatteburg, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8436 – 8446 (link).
        ♠ This article has been highlighted with a frontispiece in issue no. 26.
      • Development of a metal ion-mediated base pair for electron transfer in DNA
        T. Ehrenschwender, W. Schmucker, C. Wellner, T. Augenstein, P. Carl, J. Harmer, F. Breher*, H.-A. Wagenknecht*, Chem. Eur. J. 2013 19, 12547 – 12552 (link).
      • On the Solution Behaviour of Benzyllithium·()-Sparteine Adducts and Related Lithium Organyls – A Case Study on Applying 7Li,15N{1H}HMQC and Further NMR Methods, Including Some Investigation into Asymmetric Synthesis
        M. Casimiro, P. Oña-Burgos, J Meyer, S. Styra, I. Kuzu, F. Breher*, and I. Fernández*, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 691 – 701 (link).
      • Heteroleptic [n]Chromoarenophanes: ansa Complexes Derived from [Cr(h5-C5H5) (h6-C6H6)]
        H. Braunschweig*, F. Breher*, S. Capper, K. Dück, M. Fuß, J. O. C. Jimenez-Halla, I. Krummenacher, T. Kupfer, D. Nied, and K. Radacki, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 270 – 281 (link).
        ♠ This article has been selected as Very Important Paper (VIP).
      • Investigations on the Steric Accessibility of the Carbanionic Moiety in Zwitterionic Magnesium Tris(pyrazolyl)methanide Complexes. Synthesis and Characterisation of Bi- and Trimetallic Complexes”
        J. Meyer, I. Kuzu, S. González-Gallardo, F. Breher, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2013, 639, 301 – 307 (link).
      • S. González-Gallardo, F. Breher, “Chapter 1.18, Main Group Biradicaloids in “Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II
        (Editors-in-Chief: Jan Reedijk and Ken Poeppelmeier, Section Editor: Tristram Chivers), Elsevier, 2013, vol. 1, pp. 413 – 455 (link).

      • F. Breher, “Kap. 15, Organometallverbindungen in “Anorganische Chemie – Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität” (James E. Huheey, Ellen A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter; Herausgegeben von Ralf Steudel), 4. Auflage, DeGruyter, Berlin, 2012 (link).
      • Alkynyl-functionalised and linked bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes of group 14
        T. Augenstein, P. Oña-Burgos, D. Nied, and F. Breher, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6803 – 6805 (link).
        ♠ This article is part of the ChemCommFrontiers in Molecular Main Group Chemistry’ web themed issue and has been spotlighted in Nachr. Chem. 2013, 61, 219 – 234.
      • Palladium-containing polymers via a combination of RAFT and triazole chemistry
        C. Lang, C. Kiefer, E. Lejeune, A. S. Goldmann, F. Breher*, P. W. Roesky*, and C. Barner-Kowollik*, Polymer Chem. 2012, 3, 2413 – 2420 (link).
      • [2.2]Paracyclophane derived bisphosphines for the activation of hydrogen by FLPs: application in domino hydrosilylation/hydrogenation of enones
        L. Greb, P. Oña-Burgos, A. Kubas, F. C. Falk, F. Breher, K. Fink, and J. Paradies*, Dalton Trans 2012, 41, 9056 – 9060 (link).
      • 1H,89Y HMQC and Further NMR Spectroscopic and X-ray Diffraction Investigations on Yttrium-Containing Complexes Exhibiting Various Nuclearities
        M. W. Löble, M. Casimiro, D. T. Thielemann, P. Oña-Burgos, I. Fernández*, P. W. Roesky*, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 5325 – 5334 (link).
      • Sodium and Potassium Salts of Mono- and Dianionic a-Iminopyridines
        H. P. Nayek, N. Arleth, I. Trapp, M. Löble, P. Oña-Burgos, M. Kuzdrowska, Y. Lan, A. K. Powell, F. Breher*, and P. W. Roesky*, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 10814 – 10819 (link).
        ♠ This article has been spotlighted in Nachr. Chem. 2012, 60, 216 – 250.

      • New Perspectives for ‘Non-Classical’ Molecules: Heavy [1.1.1]propellanes of Group 14
        D. Nied and F. Breher, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 3455 – 3466 (link).
      • Tuning the Gap: Electronic Properties and Radical-Type Reactivities of 2 Heteronuclear [1.1.1]Propellanes of Heavier Group 14 Elements
        D. Nied, P. Oña-Burgos, W. Klopper, and F. Breher*, Organometallics 2011, 30, 1419 – 1428 (link).
      • Copper complexes of tripodal k6N-donor ligands: A structural, EPR spectroscopic and electrochemical study
        I. Trapp, M. Löble, J. Meyer, and F. Breher, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 374, 373 – 384 (link).
      • Experimental charge density distribution of non-coordinating sp3 carbanions in [Mg{(pz*)3C}2]
        D. Kratzert, D. Leusser, D. Stern, J. Meyer, F. Breher, and D. Stalke*, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 2931 – 2933 (link).
      • A triangulo palladium cluster consisting of m3-capping silyl ligands
        F. Armbruster, J. Meyer, A. Baldes, P. Oña-Burgos, I. Fernández, F. Breher*, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 221 – 223 (link).
        ♠ This article is part of the ‘Emerging Investigators’ themed issue for Chem. Commun.

      • Transfer of a Disilenyl Moiety to Aromatic Substrates and Lateral Functional Group Transformation in Aryl Disilenes
        J. Jeck, I. Bejan, A. J. P. White, D. Nied, F. Breher*, and D. Scheschkewitz*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 17306 – 17315 (link).
      • Synthesis of a Pentasilapropellane. Exploring the Nature of a Stretched Silicon-Silicon Bond in a Nonclassical Molecule
        D. Nied, R. Köppe, W. Klopper*, H. Schnöckel, and F. Breher*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 10264 – 10265 (link).
        ♠ This article has been spotlighted in Nature Chemistry, (Main Group Chemistry: Silicon Propellane”); see also Nachr. Chem. 2010, 58, 997 and Nachr. Chem. 2011, 59, 221.
      • Radical-Type Reactivity of Metalla[1.1.1]propellanes of Group 14: Syntheses, Structures, and Reduction Chemistry of Transition Metal-Terminated Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentastannanes
        D. Nied, E. Matern, H. Berberich, M. Neumaier, and F. Breher, Organometallics 2010, 29, 6028 – 6037 (link).
      • Reduction Chemistry of Ferrocenylborole
        H. Braunschweig*, F. Breher*, C.-W. Chiu, D. Gamon, D. Nied, K. Radacki, Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 9159 – 9162; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8975 – 8978 (link).
      • Syntheses and Structural Diversity of Group 2 and Group 12 Tris(pyrazolyl)methane and Zwitterionic Tris(pyrazolyl)methanide Compounds
        M. G. Cushion, J. Meyer, A. Heath, A. D. Schwarz, I. Fernández, F. Breher*, P. Mountford*, Organometallics 2010, 29, 1174 – 1190 (link).

      • Syntheses, structures, and reactivity of poly(pyrazolyl)silanes, -disilanes, and the ambidentate k1Si/k3N-coordinating tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)silanide ligand [Si(3,5-Me2pz)3] (MeTpsd)
        F. Armbruster, I. Fernández, and F. Breher*, Dalton Trans. 2009, 5612 – 5626 (link).
        ♠ This contribution was featured on the inside front cover of Issue 29 and designated as Hot Paper.
      • 7Li,15N Heteronuclear Multiple Quantum Shift Correlation – A Fast and Reliable 2D NMR method on natural abundant nuclei”
        I. Fernández*, P. O. Burgos, F. Armbruster, I. Krummenacher, F. Breher*, Chem. Commun. 2009, 2586 – 2588 (link).
      • “Neutral and Cationic Main Group Element Cages of Germanium(II) with Pyrazolyl Ligands – Solid State Structures, DFT Calculations and Advanced Solution NMR Investigations”
        I. Krummenacher, I. Fernández, H. Rüegger, F. Weigend, and F. Breher*, Dalton Trans. 2009, 5335 – 5347 (link).
      • “Syntheses, Structures, and Electronic Properties of Zwitterionic Iron(II) and Cobalt(II) Complexes [M(MeTpmd)2] Featuring Ambidentate Tris(pyrazolyl)-methanide Ligands [C(3,5-Me2pz)3] (MeTpmd)”
        I. Kuzu, I. Krummenacher, I. J. Hewitt, Y. Lan, V. Mereacre, A. K. Powell, P. Höfer, J. Harmer, F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 4350 – 4365 (link).
      • “Pentagerma[1.1.1]propellane – A Combined Experimental and Quantum Chemical Study on the Nature of the Interactions Between the Bridgehead Atoms”
        D. Nied, W. Klopper*, F. Breher*, Angew. Chem. 2009, 121, 1439 – 1444; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 1411 – 1416 (link).
        ♠ This article has been spotlighted in Science 2009, 323, 563 (“Bonded or Not?”); see also Nachr. Chem. 2009, 57, 373 and Nachr. Chem. 2010, 58, 239.
      • “Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Redox Properties of Mixed-Sandwich Complexes of Ruthenium(II) Consisting of Cyclopentadienyl and Tris(pyrazolyl)-methane Ligands”
        I. Kuzu, D. Nied, F. Breher, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 872 – 879 (link).
      • “Momentaufnahmen bei der Bildung einer Al-Al-σ-Bindung aus {AlR2}-Einheiten experimentelle und quantenchemische Befunde”
        P. Henke, T. Pankewitz, W. Klopper*, F. Breher, H. Schnöckel*, Angew. Chem. 2009, 121, 8285 – 8290; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8140 – 8245 (link).
        ♠ This contribution was featured on the inside front cover of issue 43; see also Nachr. Chem. 2009, 57, 1170.
      • “Silver-Ethene Complexes [Ag(η2-C2H4)n][Al(ORF)4] with n=1, 2, 3 (RF= Fluorine-Substituted Group)
        A. Reisinger, N. Trapp, C. Knapp, D. Himmel, F. Breher, H. Rüegger, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 9505 – 9520 (link).

      • “Syntheses, Reactivity and DFT studies of Group 2 and 12 Metal Complexes of Tris(pyrazolyl)methanides Featuring “Free” Pyramidal Carbanions”
        H. R. Bigmore, J. Meyer, I. Krummenacher, H. Rüegger, E. Clot, P. Mountford*, and F. Breher*, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 5918 – 5934 (link).
      • Multidentate Ligand Systems Featuring Dual Functionality
        I. Kuzu, I. Krummenacher, J. Meyer, F. Armbruster, and F. Breher, Dalton Trans. 2008, 5836 – 5865 (link).
        ♠ This invited review was featured on the inside front cover of issue 43.
      • “Synthesis, Crystal Structure, EPR and DFT studies and Redox Properties of [2]Tetramethyl-disilacobaltocenophane”
        H. Braunschweig*, F. Breher*, M. Kaupp*, M. Groß, T. Kupfer, D. Nied, K. Radacki, S. Schinzel, Organometallics 2008, 27, 6427 – 6433 (link).

      • “Cationic Main Group Element Cages of Germanium(II) and Tin(II) Consisting of 3,5-Di(t-butyl) Substituted Pyrazolyl Ligands in the Bridging Position”
        I. Krummenacher, C. Oschwald, H. Rüegger, F. Breher, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2007, 633, 2354 – 2361 (link).
      • “Stretching bonds in main group element compounds Borderlines between biradicals and closed-shell species
        F. Breher, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2007, 251, 1007 – 1043 (Review, link).
      • “Hydrogallation of Trimethylsilylethynylbenzenes: Generation of Potential Di- and Tripodal Chelating Lewis Acids.”
        W. Uhl, H. Bock, F. Breher, M. Claesener, S. Haddadpour, B. Jasper, A. Hepp, Organometallics 2007, 26, 2363 – 2369.

      • “To Boldly Pass the Metal-Metal Quadruple Bond”
        U. Radius, F. Breher, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 3072 – 3077; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3006 – 3010 (Highlight, link).
      • “High Yield Ruthenium-Catalysed Friedel-Crafts-Type Allylation Reactions Using Dicationic Ru(IV) Catalysts”
        I. Fernández, R. Hermatschweiler, F. Breher, P. S. Pregosin, L. F. Veiros, M. J. Calhorda, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 6535 – 6540; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6386 – 6391.
      • Synthesis of a Rhodaazacyclopropane and Characterization of Its Radical Cation by EPR Spectroscopy
        P. Maire, A. Sreekanth, T. Büttner, J. Harmer, I. Gromov, H. Rüegger, F. Breher, A. Schweiger, H. Grützmacher, Angew. Chem. 2006, 118, 3343 – 3347; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3265 – 3269.
      • “Two Different Products Observed in the Reaction of a Bis(germylene) with Molybdenum Hydride [Mo(H)Cp(CO)3]”
        I. Krummenacher, F. Breher, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2006, 632, 965 – 971 (link).
      • Catalytic Allylic Alkylation and Allylic Phenolation Reactions with Ruthenium Complexes. Solid-State Structures of a Model Catalytic DMF Intermediate, [Ru(Cp*)(Cl)(h3-C3H3)(DMF)](PF6), and a New Tetranuclear Salt, [Ru(Cp){Ru(Cp)(h6-p-CH3C6H4CN)}3](PF6)4
        R. Hermatschweiler, I. Fernández, P. S. Pregosin, F. Breher, Organometallics 2006, 25, 1440 – 1447.
      • “Coinage metal complexes of tris(pyrazolyl)methanide [C(3,5-Me2pz)3]: κ3-coordination vs. backbone functionalisation
        I. Krummenacher, H. Rüegger, F. Breher, Dalton Trans. 2006, 1073 – 1081 (link).

      • “Heterolytic Hydrogen Splitting with Novel Rhodium(I) Amides”
        P. Maire, T. Büttner, F. Breher, P. Le Floch, H. Grützmacher, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 6477 – 6481; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 6318 – 6323.
      • “Diamido Rhodates(1)
        P. Maire, F. Breher, H. Grützmacher, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 6483 – 6487; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 6325 – 6329.
      • “New Insights into Hydrogallation Reactions: Facile Synthesis of a Gallium-Bridged [3,3,3]-Cyclophane”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, S. Haddadpour, F. Rogel, Organometallics 2005, 24, 2210 – 2213.
      • “Comparative Studies of Substituted Reactions of Rhenium(I) Dicarbonyl-Nitrosyl and Tricarbonyl Complexes in Aqueous Media”
        N. Marti, B. Spingler, F. Breher, R. Schibli, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 6082 – 6091 (erratum: Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7259)
      • “NMR, PGSE Diffusion and X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Lithium and Potassium Salts Derived from Diphenylphosphino (ortho-cyanophenyl) Aniline and Their Crown Ether Complexes”
        I. Fernández, F. Breher, P. S. Pregosin, Z. Fei, P. J. Dyson, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7616 – 7623.
      • “Ruthenium-Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation Chemistry. Carbonate-Based Catalysts and Intermediates”
        I. Fernández, R. Hermatschweiler, F. Breher, P. S. Pregosin, L. F. Veiros, M. J. Calhorda, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 4471 – 4474; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 4397 – 4400.
      • “Copper(I) Chloride Cluster Complexes with Pentaphenyl Cyclopentaphosphane as Ligand”
        M. Scherer, D. Stein, F. Breher, J. Geier, H. Schönberg, H. Grützmacher, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2005, 631, 2770 – 2774.
      • “Chiral Olefins as Steering Ligands: Syntheses of C1-symmetric Dibenzo[a,e]cyclooctenes (Rdbcot)”
        F. Läng, F. Breher, D. Stein, H. Grützmacher, Organometallics 2005, 24, 2997 – 3007.
      • “Chiral Rhodium(I) and Iridium(I) Amine Olefin Complexes: pKa, N-H Bond Dissociation Energy, and Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation”
        P. Maire, F. Breher, H. Schönberg, H. Grützmacher, Organometallics 2005, 24, 3207 – 3218.
      • 7Li, 31P and 1H Pulsed Gradient Spin-Echo (PGSE) Diffusion NMR and Ion-pairing. On the Temperature Dependence of the Ion-pairing in Li(CPh3), Fluorenyl Lithium, and Li{N(SiMe3)2} amongst Other Salts”
        I. Fernández, E. Martínez-Viviente, F. Breher, P. S. Pregosin, Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 11, 1495 – 1506.
      • “Distannenes Turned Inside Out: Bis(stannylenes) with an Unusual Structural Motif”
        F. Breher, H. Rüegger, Angew. Chem. 2005, 117, 477 – 481; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 473 – 477 (link).

      • “Amine Olefin Rhodium(I) Complexes: pKa and NH Bond Strength”
        T. Büttner, F. Breher, H. Grützmacher, Chem. Comm. 2004, 2820 – 2821.
      • book review “Elemental Sulfur and Sulfur-Rich Compounds, Vols. I and II” (Ed.: R. Steudel)
        F. Breher, Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 3714 – 3715; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 3629 – 3630.
      • “Olefins as Steering Ligands for Homogeneously Catalyzed Hydrogenations
        P. Maire, S. Deblon, F. Breher, J. Geier, C. Böhler, H. Rüegger, H. Schönberg, H. Grützmacher, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 4198 – 4205.
      • “A Monomeric Organolithium Compound Containing a Free Pyramidal Carbanion in Solution and in the Solid State”
        F. Breher, J. Grunenberg, S. C. Lawrence, P. Mountford, H. Rüegger, Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 2575 – 2578; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 2521 – 2524 (link).
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      • “X-ray Diffraction and NMR Studies on a Series of Binap-Based Ru(II) Hydroxyphosphine p-Arene Complexes”
        T. J. Geldbach, F. Breher, V. Gramlich, P. G. A. Kumar, P. S. Pregosin, Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 1920 – 1928.
      • “Stereochemical Control of the Redox Potential of Tetracoordinate Rhodium Complexes”
        C. Laporte, F. Breher, J. Geier, J. Harmer, A. Schweiger, H. Grützmacher, Angew. Chem. 2004, 116, 2621 – 2624; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 2567 – 2570.
      • “Thermodynamic and Kinetik Data for Adduct Formation, cis-trans Isomerization and Redox Reactions of ML4 Complexes; A Case Study with Rhodium- and Iridium-tropp Complexes in d8, d9, and d10 Valence Electron Configurations (tropp = Dibenzotropylidene Phosphanes)“
        F. Breher, H. Rüegger, M. Mlakar, M. Rudolph, S. Deblon, H. Schönberg, S. Boulmâaz, J. Thomaier, H. Grützmacher, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 641 – 653.
      • “Two Different Structural Motifs Observed for Dimeric Dialkylaluminum and Dialkylgallium Alkynides [R2E-CºC-C6H5]2
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, S. Haddadpour, R. Koch, M. Matar, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2004, 630, 1839 – 1845.

      • “New Perspectives for Olefin Complexes: Synthesis and Charaterization of Stable Rhodium(0) and Iridium(0) Complexes
        J. Harmer, G. Frison, M. Rudolph, H. Schönberg, S. Deblon, P. Maire, S. Boulmâaz, F. Breher, C. Böhler, H. Rüegger, A. Schweiger, H. Grützmacher in „Perspectives in Organometallic Chemistry“ (Eds.: C. G. Screttas, B. R. Steele), RSC, Cambridge, 2003, 222 – 239.
      • “TROPDAD: A New Ligand for the Synthesis of Water-Stable Paramagnetic [16+1]-Electron Rhodium and Iridium Complexes”
        F. Breher, C. Böhler, G. Frison, J. Harmer, L. Liesum, A. Schweiger, H. Grützmacher, Chem. Eur. J. 2003, 9, 3859 – 3866.
      • “Functionalized borazines as precursors for new silica gels”
        J. Haberecht, A. Krummland, F. Breher, B. Gebhardt, H. Rüegger, R. Nesper, H. Grützmacher, Dalton Trans. 2003, 2126 – 2132.
      • “Odd-Electron Bonds and Biradicals in Main Group Element Chemistry”
        H. Grützmacher, F. Breher, Angew. Chem. 2002, 114, 4178 – 4184; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 4006 – 4011 (Highlight, link).
      • “New Carbaalanes – (AlMe)8(CCH2Me)5(CºCMe) and the THF Adduct (AlMe)8(CCH2Me)5H × 2THF”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, J. Gauss, A. Mbonimana, D. Haase, A. Lützen, W. Saak, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 3059 – 3066.
      • “Reactions of Carbaalanes with HBF4 and HCl: A m3-Bridging Fluorine Atom in (AlEt)7(C=CHPh)2(CCH2Ph)3(m3-F) versus a Terminal Chlorine Atom in (AlMe)7(AlCl)(CCH2Ph)5H”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, B. Neumüller, J. Grunenberg, A. Lützen, W. Saak, Organometallics 2001, 20, 5478 – 5484.
      • “The hydroalumination of diethynes with di(tert-butyl)aluminium hydride: a facile method for the synthesis of organometallic dialuminium compounds”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, J. Organomet. Chem. 2000, 608, 54 – 59.
      • “New Carbaalanes Containing Clusters of Aluminum and Carbon Atoms: (AlEt)8(CCH2C6H5)5H, (AlMe)8(CCH2C6H5)5(CºCC6H5), and (AlMe)7(CCH2CH3)4H2. Quantum Chemical Characterization”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, J. Grunenberg, A. Lützen, W. Saak, Organometallics 2000, 19, 4536 – 4543.
      • “Aluminium Atoms at High Connectivity Sites in Polyhedral Polyborane Analogous Clusters: From Aluminaboranes to Carbaalanes”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2000, 1 – 11 (Review).
      • “Two New Carbaalanes: Compounds with an Al7C5 and a [B11H11]2- Analogous Al7C4 Cluster”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, A. Lützen, W. Saak, Angew. Chem. 2000, 112, 414 – 416; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2000, 39, 406 – 409.
      • “Pentacarba-arachno-tridecaalane (AlMe)8(CCH2Ph)5H with an Al8C5 Skeleton – The First Polyhedral Carbaalane”
        W. Uhl, F. Breher, Angew. Chem. 1999, 111, 1578 – 1580; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1999, 38, 1477 – 1479.

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