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New COVER! The aromaticity of boron clusters makes it to the Front Cover of JACS!

The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) features in its FRONT COVER the recently published article "Too Persistent to Give Up: Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Survives Radical Structural Changes" by Francesc Teixidor et al. Do you think the balls look like Christmas balls or like billiard balls?

We highlighted the article in the news post "Aromaticity in 3D Boron clusters is better than expected!" which you can read in our website. 

"In the paper now published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) entitled “Too Persistent to Give Up: Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Survives Radical Structural Changes”, researchers demonstrate experimentally for the first time, focusing on 3D boron blusters, the existence of diatropic currents in a three-dimensional system, and introduce the concept of “discrepancy percentage”. This concept relates the theoretical “nucleus-independent chemical shifts” (NICS) value (a computational method that calculates the absolute magnetic shielding at the center of a ring, which is used to measure the aromaticity of an arbitrary compound) with the corresponding value of the most stable archetype 2D or 3D molecule. The larger the discrepancy value, the less the tendency to stay aromatic for a given molecule."

Or you can go to the JACS website to read the abstract and the full article "Too Persistent to Give Up: Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Survives Radical Structural Changes".

Jordi Poater, Clara Viñas, Ines Bennour, Sílvia Escayola, Miquel Solà*, Francesc Teixidor*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c02228

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https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.0c02228

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