May 2013 issue
Cover illustration: Dithiocarbamate derivatives are useful ligands for the stabilization of metals ions, even in their mixed-valent oxidation states. The molecular structure of the nonanuclear CuI/CuII complex [Cu9Br5(C7H12NS2)5] is characterized by a Cu9Br4S10 cage made up of one CuII ion in a square-planar and by eight CuI ions in distorted tetrahedral or trigonal-pyramidal coordination environments. In the middle of the cage an additional Br- ion is present that is weakly bonded to all nine CuI/CuII ions. See: Okubo, Anma, Maekawa & Kuroda-Sowa [Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m275-m276].