Publications - Overview...

Our contributions led to an author profile with Angewandte, almost 50 Angewandte papers and contributions that were continuously selected as Hot Papers / Articles or Very Important Papers. They show visibility through download- or citation records, and were publicized as Editor’s Choice in Science, Nature or other high-ranking journals. As a service to the field, the literature on WCAs (Angew. Chem. 2004), Ionic Liquids (Acc. Chem. Res. 2015) and Reactive Cations (Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, ISI highly cited paper) was summarized in highly cited and well-received review articles. The unified scales were reviewed as a tutorial perspective (Angew. Chem. 2018) and the last update on the 2004 WCA-Review with Angew. Chem. 2018 performs well as an ISI highly cited paper and an ISI hot paper.

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Submitted Manuscripts

359.)     "Synthesis and Characterization of an Unsupported Copper Dinitrogen Complex."

              Julie Willrett, Manuel Schmitt, Vadim Zhuravlev, Malte Sellin, Przemysław J. Malinowski*, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2023, under review.

358.)     “Pushing the redox potentials of deelectronators to highly positive values using solvent effects and weakly coordinating anions.”

               Christian Armbruster, Malte Sellin, Mattis Seiler, Tanja Würz, Friederike Oesten, Maximilian Schmucker, Tabea Sterbak, Julia Fischer, Valentin Radtke, Johannes Hunger*, Ingo Krossing*, Nat. Commun. 2024, under review.

357.)     "Oxidative Fluorination of a ternary Cu/ZnO/FeOx Methanol Catalyst – a Proof of Principle."

                Lukas D. Ernst, Christian Njel, Wijnand Marquart, Shaine Raseale, Michael Claeys, Nico Fischer, and Ingo Krossing*, ACS Catalysis, under review.

356.)     “On the Synthesis and Structure of ‘Naked’ Ga(I) and In(I) Salts and the Surprising Stability of Simple Ga(I) and In(I) Salts in the Coordinating Solvents Ether and Acetonitrile.”

               Antoine Barthélemy, Harald Scherer, Hanna Weller and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2024, under review.

355.)     “Gold carbonyl cations and beyond: Synthesis of homoleptic gold(I) complexes with P4 and P4S3 and the half-sandwich cation [Au(C6H6)(CO)]+.”

                Manuel Schmitt, Sarah Nestle, Valentin Radtke, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Commun., under review.

Accepted Manuscripts


Manuscripts ahead of Print

354.)     "In situ formation of reactive (di)gallenes for bond activation."

                Philipp Dabringhaus, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Nat. Synth. 2024, in press.




353.)     "Definition of the pnictogen bond (IUPAC Recommendations 2023)."

               G. Resnati*, D. L. Bryce, G. R. Desraju, A. Frontera, I. Krossing, A. C. Legon, P. Metrangelo, F. Nicotra, K. Riassanen, S. Schreiner, G. Terraneo, Pure App. Chem. 2024, 96, 123-145.   

352.)     "From the Iron Pentacarbonyl Cation to Heteroleptic η6-arene Carbonyls and bis-η6-arene Cations."

                Jan M. Rall, Leonie Nork, Tobias A. Engesser*, Maximilian Mayländer, Stefan Weber, Sabine Richert* and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2024, e202400105.


351.)     "Continuous Anhydrous Synthesis of Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers by Reaction of Dimethyl Ether with Molecular Formaldehyde."

                Andreas Billion, Andreas Vogel, Jonas Schulte, Felix Hilfinger and Ingo Krossing*, Small 2023, 2306862.

350.)     "Synthesis and Characterization of a Stable Nickelocenium Dication Salt."

                Jan Rall, Marcel Schorpp, and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2023, 62, e202312374. 

349.)     "Structures, Bonding Analyses and Reactivity of a Dicationic Digallene and Diindene Mimicking trans-bent Ditetrylenes."

                Antoine Barthélemy, Harald Scherer, Michael Daub, Alexis Bugnet and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2023, 62, e202311648.

348.)     "From a Batch to a Continuous SILP-Process: Anhydrous Synthesis of Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers."

                Andreas Billion, Andreas Vogel, Jonas Schulte, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Cat. Chem. 2023, e202300844 (.

                Due to the very favorable referee reports, this publication was designated as a “Very Important Paper” by the editors of the journal.

347.)     "Transition Metal Carbonyl Cations: Synthetic approaches, Characterization & Follow-Up Chemistry."

                Malte Sellin and Ingo Krossing*, Acc. Chem. Res. 2023, 56, 2776–2787.

                Due to the very favorable referee reports, this publication was selected for the front cover of the journal.

346.)     "Activation of the Ga(I) cation for bond activation: from oxidative additions into C−Cl and H−P bonds to reversible insertion into P4."

                Philipp Dabringhaus, Tim Heizmann and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202302212.  

                Due to the very favorable referee reports, this publication was designated as “Hot Paper” by the editors of the journal.

345.)     "Surface Modification of ITO with N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precursors Results in Electron Selective Contacts in Organic Photovoltaic Devices."

                M. Das, M Kohlstädt*, M. Enders, S. Burger, H. Sekhar Sasmal, B. Zimmermann, A. Schäfer, B. J. Tyler, H. F. Arlinghaus, I. Krossing, U. Würfel, F. Glorius*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202301482.

344.)     “The Best of Both Worlds: Combining the Power of MICs and WCAs to generate Stable and Crystalline CrI-tetracarbonyl Complexes with π-Accepting Ligands.”

                T. Bens, R. R. M. Walter, J. Beerhues, M. Schmitt, I. Krossing, B. Sarkar*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202301205.

343.)     "Isolation, Structural and Physical Characterization as well as Reactivity of Stable Acenium Radical Cation Salts."

                Malte Sellin, Matthis Seiler, Maximilian Mayländer, Konstantin Kloiber, Valentin Radke, Stefan Weber, Sabine Richert, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202300909.

342.)     "[Ni(CO)4]+ as NiI Synthon: Synthesis and Characterization of NiI Half-Sandwich and Sandwich Cations."

                Manuel Schmitt, Maximilian Mayländer, Valentin Radtke, Tim Heizmann, Sabine Richert, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202301419.

341.)     "The Unified Redox Scale for All Solvents: Consistency and Gibbs Transfer Energies of Electrolytes from their Constituent Single Ions."

                Valentin Radtke*, Denis Priester, Agnes Heering, Carina Müller, Thorsten Koslowski, Ivo Leito, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202300609.

340.)     "On a high-capacity aluminium battery with a two-electron phenothiazine redox polymer as positive electrode."

                Gauthier Studer, Alexei Schmidt, Jan Büttner, Anna Fischer, Ingo Krossing*, Birgit Esser*, Energy Environ. Sci. 2023, 16, 3760-3769.

                Due to the very favorable referee reports, this publication was selected as a title page of the journal. It reached a huge Altmetric attention score of 173 ( and is in the 99th percentile or the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.

339.)     "Coordination vs. Insertion: On the Interaction of 5d-Transition Metal Carbonyl Clusters with Silver(I)."

                Malte Sellin, Matthis Seiler, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202300908.

338.)     "From CO2 to DME: Enhancement through Heteropoly Acids from a Catalyst Screening and Stability Study."

                Dustin Kubas, Jennifer Maria Beck, Erdogan Kasisari, Timo Schätzler, Anita Becherer, Anna Fischer and Ingo Krossing*, ACS Omega 2023, 8, 15203–15216.

337.)     “Teaching Old Tricks to New Dogs – Rational Synthesis of Multi-Decker Complexes Featuring cyclo-P5 Decks.

                Christoph Riesinger, David Röhner, Ingo Krossing and Manfred Scheer* Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 4495-4498.

336.)     "The Perfluoroadamantoxy Aluminate as an Ideal Weakly Coordinating Anion? - Synthesis and first Applications."

                Andreas Billion, Marcel Schorpp, Rebecca Feser, Manuel Schmitt, Lea Eisele, Harald Scherer, Takaaki Sonoda, Hajimu Kawa, Burkhard Butschke and Ingo Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 4355-4370.

335.)     “Chemistry with weakly coordinating aluminates [Al(ORF)4] and borates [B(ORF)4]: From fundamentals to application.” (Review)

                A. Barthelemy, P. Dabringhaus, Eike Jacob, D. Röhner, M. Schmitt, M. Sellin, and Ingo Krossing*, Compr. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 378-438.

334.)     "Is Direct DME Synthesis Superior to Methanol Production in Carbon Dioxide Valorization? From Thermodynamic Predictions to Experimental Confirmation."

                Dustin Kubas, Malte Semmel, Ouda Salem and Ingo Krossing*, ACS Catalysis 2023, 13, 3960–3970.

333.)     How Long are GaGa Double Bonds and Ga–Ga Single Bonds in Dicationic Gallium Dimers?

  Antoine Barthélemy, Harald Scherer, Hanna Weller and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 1353–1356.   

332.)     “Low-valent MxAl3 cluster salts with tetrahedral [SiAl3]+ and trigonal-bipyramidal [M2Al3]2+ cores (M = Si/Ge).”

           Philipp Dabringhaus, Silja Friederike Zedlitz, Luisa Giarrana, David Scheschkewitz and Ingo Krossing* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2023, 62, e202215170,

331.)     “Cationic Dialanes with Fluxional -Bridged Cyclopentadienyl Ligands.”


                Philipp Dabringhaus, Silja Friederike Zedlitz and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 187-190.


330.) “Are Halide-Perovskites Suitable Materials for Battery and Solar-Battery Applications–Fundamental Reconsiderations on Solubility, Lithium Intercalation, and Photo-Corrosion.”

          J. Büttner, T. Berestok, S. Burger, M. Schmitt, M. Daub, H. Hillebrecht*, I. Krossing*, A. Fischer*, Adv. Func. Mater. 2022, 32, e2206958.  

329.) “Laser Ablation on Isostatic Graphite—A New Way to Create Exfoliated Graphite.”

            Maria Isabel Sierra-Trillo, Ralf Thomann, Ingo Krossing, Ralf Hanselmann, Rolf Mülhaupt and Yi Thomann*, Materials 2022, 15, 5474.  

328.)  “Isolation and Characterization of the homoleptic NiI and NiII Bis-benzene Sandwich Cations.”

            J. Manuel Schmitt, Maximilian Mayländer, Tim Heizmann, Sabine Richert, Christine Bülow, Konstantin Hirsch, Vicente Zamudio-Bayer, J. Tobias Lau, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2022, 61, e20221155.

327.) From mixed group 13 cations [M(AlCp*)3]+ (M = Ga/In/Tl) to an Al4+ cluster.”

           Philipp Dabringhaus and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 12078 - 12086.

326.) "Is One of the Least Coordinating Anions Suitable to Serve as Electrolyte Salt for Magnesium Ion Batteries?"

           Alexei Schmidt, Hendrik Koger, Antoine Barthélemy, Gauthier Studer, Birgit Esser, and Ingo Krossing*, Batteries & Supercaps 2022, e202200340.

           Due to the excellent review reports, this work was invited to submit a Front Cover suggestion for the Journal.

325.) "Homoatomic cations: From [P5]+ to [P9]+."

          Julia Frötschel-Rittmeyer, Michael Holthausen, Christian Friedmann, David Röhner, Ingo Krossing*, Jan J. Weigand*; Sci. Adv. 2022, 8, eabq8613.

324.) "Synthesis of a low-valent Al4+ cluster cation salt."

          P. Dabringhaus, J. Willrett, I. Krossing*, Nature Chem. 2022, 14, 1151–1157.

          Due to the excellent review reports, this work was selected to be placed in the Nature Blog as basis for the Front Cover of the Journal and the “Pick off the Week” by the Chem. Sci. Editors. It got an amazing Altmetric score of 140 and is in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.

323.) “Towards Clustered Carbonyl Cations [M3(CO)14]2+ (M = Ru, Os): The Need for Innocent Deelectronation.”

           M. Sellin, C. Friedmann, M. Mayländer, S. Richert and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 9147-9158.

          Due to the excellent review reports, this work was selected as basis for the Front Cover of the Journal and the “Pick off the Week” by the Chem. Sci. Editors. It got an amazing Altmetric score of 100 and is in the top 5% of all research outputs from Altmetric.

322.) "Direct Comparison of Subvalent, Polycationic Group 13 Cluster Compounds: Lessons learned on Isoelectronic DMPE Substituted Gallium and Indium Tetracation Salts."

A. Barthélemy, H. Scherer, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202201369.

321.) “Understanding the effect of lattice polarisability on the electrochemical properties of lithium tetrahaloaluminates, LiAlX4 (X = Cl, Br, I).”

Nicolás Flores-González, Martí López, Nicolò Minafra, Jan Bohnenberger, Francesc Viñes, Svemir Rudić, Ingo Krossing, Wolfgang G. Zeier, Francesc Illas and Duncan H. Gregory*, J. Mat. Chem. 2022, 10, 13467 - 13475.

320.) “Lewis acid–base adducts of Al(N(C6F5)2)3 and Ga(N(C6F5)2)3 – structural features and dissociation enthalpies.”

Julius F Kögel, Denis A Sorokin, Martin Scott, Klaus Harms, Daniel Himmel, Ingo Krossing, Jörg Sundermeyer*, Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 4829-4835. 

319.) “Terminal end-on coordination of dinitrogen versus isoelectronic CO: A comparison using the charge displacement analysis.”

M. Schmitt, I. Krossing*, J. Comp. Chem. 2022, 1-10.

318.) “Synthesis and Characterization of Stable Iron Pentacarbonyl Radical Cation Salts.”

J. Rall, M. Schorpp, M. Keilwerth, M. Mayländer, C. Friedmann, M. Daub, S. Richert, K. Meyer, I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2022, e202204080.

This paper was selected by the editors of the journal as ‘hot paper due to the referee reports that placed the manuscript within the top 10 % of the journal.

317.) "Measurements and Utilization of Consistent Gibbs Energies of Transfer of Single Ions: Towards a Unified Redox Potential Scale for All Solvents."

Valentin Radtke*, Niklas Gebel, Denis Priester, Andreas Ermantraut, Monika Bäuerle, Daniel Himmel, Thorsten Koslowski, Ivo Leito, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202200509.

316.) “Copper-Catalyzed Monooxygenation of Phenols: Evidence for a Mononuclear Reaction Mechanism.”

R. Schneider, T. A. Engesser*, C. Näther, I. Krossing and F. Tuczek*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2022, e202202562.

315.) "Realistic Operando-DRIFTS Studies on Cu/ZnO Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol – Direct Observation of Mono-ionized Defect Sites and Implications for Reaction Intermediates."

Samuel M. Fehr, Karin Nguyen, Ingo Krossing*, ChemCatChem 2022, e202101500.

314.) An Artificial SEI Layer Based on an Inorganic Coordination Polymer with Self-Healing Ability for Long-Lived Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries.”

Witali Beichel*, Julian Skrotzki, Petra Klose, Christian Njel, Stephan Burger, Lili Liu, Ralf Thomann, Yi Thomann, Burkhard Butschke, Daniel Biro, Simon Thiele and Ingo Krossing*, Batt. & Supercaps 2022, e202100347.

313.) “Calcium chloride-based eutectics for metal electrodeposition.”

Jennifer M. Hartley*, Jack Allen, Julia Meierl, Alexei Schmidt, Ingo Krossing, Andrew P. Abbott Electrochim. Acta. 2022, 402, 139560.

312.) “Ga+-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation? About the Surprising System Ga+/HSiR3/Olefin, Proof of O     xidation with Subvalent Ga+ and Silylium Catalysis with the Perfluoroalkoxyaluminate Anion.”

          Antoine Barthélemy, Kim Glootz, Harald Scherer, Annaleah Hanske and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 439-453. 



311.)  Fluorination of Methanol Catalysts to improve Productivity and Selectivity.”

             Lukas Ernst and I. Krossing*, Internationaler Motorenkongress 2021, Proceedings, pp 579-587. 

310.) A unified pH scale for all solvents. Part I – Intention and Reasoning.”

V. Radtke*; D. Stoica; I. Leito; F. Camões; I. Krossing; B. Anes, M. Roziková; L. Deleebeeck, S. Veltzé; T. Näykki; F. Bastkowski, A. Heering; Nagy Dániel; R. Quendera; L. Liv, E. Uysal; N. Lawrence, Pure App. Chem. 2021, 93, 1049–1060.

309.) "Oxidative addition, reduction and reductive coupling: the versatile reactivity of subvalent gallium cations."

Marcel Schorpp, Razan Tamin and Ingo Krossing*, Dalton Trans 2021, 50, 15103-15110.

308.) "Enhancement of Methanol Synthesis by Oxidative Fluorination of Cu/ZnO Catalysts—Insights from Surface Analyses."

Samuel M. Fehr, Karin Nguyen, Christian Njel, and Ingo Krossing *, ACS Catalysis 2021, 11, 13223–13235.

307.) "Unravelling the Mechanism of High Efficiency Photoinduced Charge Generation in Pentamethine Cyanine Dye Films."

George C. Fish, Juan Manuel Moreno-Naranjo, Andreas Billion, Daniel Kratzert, Erwin Hack, Ingo Krossing, Frank Nüesch, and Jacques-E. Moser*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 23886-23895.

306.) “CO2 vs. kWh: Energiebedarf und CO2-Ausstoß im Transportsektor beim Übergang zu Elektromobilität und synthetischen Kraftstoffen.”

        D. Priester, I. Krossing*, Nachr. Chemie 2021, September, 36-40.

305.)  "Investigations Towards a Non-Aqueous Hybrid Redox Flow Battery with a Manganese Based Anolyte and Catholyte."

           Maximilian Schmucker, Tyler A. Gully, Alexei Schmidt, Benjamin Schmidt, Kolja Bromberger, Joey Disch, Burkhard Butschke, Benedikt Burgenmeister, Karsten Sonnenberg, Sebastian Riedel and Ingo Krossing*, Advanced Energy Materials 2021, 11, 2101261.

           This paper arose immediately after its publication huge attention and holds an Altmetric Attention score of 92. It is in the 98th percentile and amongst the top 5 % of all research ever tracked by Altmetric. It was highlighted by many websites included with this link:

304.)  "The Coordination Chemistry and Clustering of Subvalent Ga+ and In+ upon Addition of σ-Donor Ligands."

           Philipp Dabringhaus, Antoine Barthelemy, Ingo Krossing*, 2021 online with Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem.

           Dedicated to the occasion of the 80th Birthday of IK’s academic teacher Prof. Hansgeorg Schnöckel.

303.)  “Metal−CO Bonding in Mononuclear Transition Metal Carbonyl Complexes.”

           G. Frenking,* I. Fernandez,* N. Holzmann,* S. Pan, I. Krossing and M. Zhou, JACS Au 2021, 1, 623-645.

302.)  “Chasing the Mond Cation: Synthesis and Characterization of the Homoleptic Nickel Tetracarbonyl Cation and its Tricarbonyl-Nitrosyl Analogue”

           M. Schmitt, M. Mayländer, J. Goost, S. Richert, and I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 14800-14805.

           This manuscript was selected by both referees as Very Important Paper and is designated VIP.

301.)  “Strong Lewis and Brønsted Acidic Sites in the Borosulfate Mg3[H2O→B(SO4)3]2.”

           Philip Netzsch, Regina Stroh, Florian Pielnhofer, Ingo Krossing, Henning A. Höppe*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 10643-10646.

300.)  “The First Year of B.Sc. Chemistry at the University of Freiburg, Germany: A Report from the Experimental Lecture on General and Inorganic Chemistry.”

           Ingo Krossing*, Chimia 2021, 75, 9-13.

299.)  "Cations and Anions of Dibenzo[a,e]pentalene and Reduction of a Dibenzo[a,e]pentalenophane."

           Mathias Hermann, Tobias Böttcher, Marcel Schorpp, Sabine Richert, Daniel Wassy, Ingo Krossing and Birgit Esser*, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 28, online.

298.) “Fluorination of Ni-rich Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Material by Fluorine Gas: Chemistry, Characterization, Electrochemistry and Performance in Half and Full Cells.”

           Ulf Breddemann, Johannes Sicklinger, Florian Schipper, Victoria Davis, Anna Fischer, Korbinian Huber, Evan M. Erickson, Michael Daub, Anke Hoffmann, Christoph Erk, Anna Fischer, Boris Markovsky, Doron Aurbach***, Hubert A. Gasteiger**, and Ingo Krossing*, Batt. & Supercaps 2021, 4, 632-645.

           This work was selected by the editors due to the very favorable referee reports as a Very Important Paper. We got the invitation, due to the very good referee reports, to create a cover graphic.

297.)  “A Simple Homoleptic Ga+-Olefin Complex: Mimicking Transition Metal Chemistry at a Main Group Metal?”

           K. Glootz, A. Barthélemy and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 208-211.

296.)  "Cationic Niobium-Sandwich and Piano-Stool Complexes."

           W. Unkrig, F. Zhe, R. Tamin, F. Oesten, D. Kratzert, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 758 – 765.




295.)  "Group Six Hexacarbonyls as Ligands for the Silver Cation: Syntheses, Characterization and Analysis of the Bonding compared to the isoelectronic Group 5 Hexacarbonylates."

           J. Bohnenberger, D. Kratzert, S. M. N. V. T. Gorantla, S. Pan, G. Frenking*, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 17203 – 17211.

294.)  “A highly Lewis-acidic Strontium ansa-Arene Complex for Lewis-acid Catalysis and Isobutylene Polymerization.”

           Philipp Dabringhaus, Marcel Schorpp, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 22023-22027.

293.) Stack by stack – From the free cyclopentadienylgermanium cation via heterobi-metallic main-group sandwiches to main-group sandwich coordination polymers.”

           Marcel Schorpp and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 14109 – 14117.


           This work was selected by the editors as Hot Paper. This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemistry – A European Journal due to its excellent referee reports as Cover of the Journal.

292.)   "Altering Charges on Heterobimetallic Transition-Metal Carbonyl Clusters."

W. Unkrig, K. Kloiber, B. Butschke, D. Kratzert, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 12373-12381.

This work was selected by the editors as Hot Paper. This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemistry – A European Journal due to its excellent referee reports as Cover of the Journal.

291.)   “The Inverted Philosopher´s Stone: How to turn Silver to a Base Metal.”

V. Radtke*, K. Pütz, D. Himmel, I. Krossing, J. Solid State Electrochem. 2020. 

290.) “Coating of Li1+x[Ni0.85Co0.10Mn0.05]1−xO2 Cathode Active Material with Gaseous BF3.” 

Lea Eisele, Julian Skrotzki, Marius Schneider, Christoph Bolli, Christoph Erk, Thilo Ludwig, Anke Schaub, Petr Novák, and Ingo Krossing, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020, 167, 120505.

289.)   "Symmetric potentiometric cells for the measurement of unified pH values."

            Agnes Heering *, Daniela Stoica , Filomena Camões , Bárbara Anes , Dániel Nagy , Zsófia Nagyné Szilágyi , Raquel Quendera , Luís Ribeiro , Frank Bastkowski , Rasmus Born , Jaan Saame , Jaak Nerut , Silvie Lainela , Lokman Liv , Emrah Uysal , Matilda Roziková , Martina Vičarová , Alan Snedden , Lisa Deleebeeck , Valentin Radtke , Ingo Krossing , Ivo Leito *, Symmetry 2020, 12, 1150.

288.) “Investigation of Mixtures of BF3 Carbonates and LiX (X = OCH2CF3, OC(H)(CF3)2, CO2CF3) as Novel Electrolyte Systems for Lithium Ion Batteries.”

            Lea Eisele, Nina Laszczynski, Marius Görg, Marius Schneider, Stephan Burger, Valentin Radkte, Brett Lucht and Ingo Krossing*, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020, 167, 080507.

287.)   Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Ga(I) and In(I) Cations coordinated by Pentamethylethylenediamine.”

            Kim Glootz, Daniel Kratzert, and Ingo Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2020, 646, 523-525. 

286.)   “Synthesis and characterization of crystalline niobium and tantalum heptacarbonyl cations.”

            W. Unkrig, M. Schmitt, D. Kratzert, D. Himmel and I. Krossing*, Nature Chem. 2020, 12, 647–653. 

            Only a few days after publication it already received a very high Altmetric attention score of 91 and is in the 98th percentile of all publications tracked. It was highlighted by: many more....

 285.)   Building blocks for the chemistry of perfluorinated alkoxyaluminates [Al{OC(CF3)3}4]: simplified preparation and characterization of Li+−Cs+, Ag+, NH4+, N2H5+ and N2H7+ salts.”

P. J. Malinowski, T. Jaroń, M. Domańska,  J. Slattery, M. Schmitt and Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 7766-7773.

284.)   "Innocence is Bliss: Synthesis and Application of a very strong Perfluorinated Ammoniumyl Radical Cation in Deelectronation Chemistry."

            Marcel Schorpp, Tim Heizmann, Maximillian Schmucker, Stephan Rein, Stefan Weber, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202059, 9453 – 9459.

            This work was selected by the editors as Hot Paper. Immediately after publication this work was highlighted by, as well as the Nachrichten aus der Chemie

283.) “Preparation of BF3 Carbonates and their Electrochemical Investigation as Additives in Lithium Ion Batteries.”

            Lea Eisele, Nina Laszczynski, Marius Schneider, Brett Lucht and Ingo Krossing*, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020167, 060514.

282.)   Asymmetric Imides as Electrolyte Additive for Lithium Ion Batteries with NCM111 Cathode.”

            Simon Weigel, Lea Eisele, Petra Klose, Brett Lucht, Witali Beichel and Ingo Krossing*, ChemElectroChem. 2020, 7, 2107-2113

281.)   “Completing the Triad: Synthesis and full Characterization of Homoleptic and Heteroleptic Carbonyl and Nitrosyl Complexes of the Group VI Metals.”

            Jan Bohnenberger, Manuel Schmitt, Wolfram Feuerstein, Ivo Krummenacher, Burkhard Butschke, Jakub Czajka, Przemysław J. Malinowski, Frank Breher and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Sci. 202011, 3592-3603. 
This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemical Science due to its excellent referee reports as Cover of the Journal. 

 280.)   “Review on Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Fluorinated NCM Cathode Active Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries.”

            U. Breddemann, I. Krossing*, ChemElectroChem 20207, 1389-1430.

279).   “Synthetische Kraftstoffe gegen Klimawandel und für die Reinhaltung der Umwelt.”

            E. Jacob, I. Bogatykh, T. Goral, P. Seidenspinner, T. Wilharm, A. Peter, H. Scherer, I. Krossing, 41. Int. Wiener Motorensymposium, 22.-24. April 2020; Geringer, B., Lenz, H.-P. (Hrsg.): VDI-Fortschritt-Berichte, Reihe 12, Nr. 813, Band 2, S. 114-148, 2020.

278.)   “Spectroscopic Signatures of Pressurized Carbon Dioxide in Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy of Heterogeneous Catalysts.”

            Samuel M. Fehr and Ingo Krossing*, ChemCatChem 202012, 2622–2629.

277.)   “Facile Two-Phase Catalysis: From Dimethoxymethane and monomeric Formaldehyde towards Oxymethylene Ethers (OMEs).”

            Andreas Peter, Gilles Stebens, Julian F. Baumgärtner, Eberhard Jacob, Franz K. Mantei, M. Ouda and Ingo Krossing*, ChemCatChem 202012, 2416–2420.

276.) “Coating of NCM 851005 Cathode Material with Al0@Al2O3 and Subsequent Treatment with Anhydrous HF.”

            Arthur Martens, Christoph Bolli, Anke Hoffmann, Christoph Erk, Thilo Ludwig, Mario El Kazzi, Ulf Breddemann, Petr Novák, Ingo Krossing*, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020, 167, 070510.

275).   "Stable Salts of Heteroleptic Iron Carbonyl/Nitrosyl Cations – A New Class of Iron Carbonyl Complexes."

            Jan Bohnenberger and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202059, 55815585.


274.)   “Soft Interactions with Hard Lewis acids: Generation of Mono- and Dicationic Alkaline-Earth Metal Arene-Complexes by Direct Oxidation.”

            Marcel Schorpp and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Sci. 202011, 2068 - 2076.

            This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemical Science due to its excellent referee reports as Back Cover of the Journal.



273.)   “First Experimental Evidence for the Elusive Tetrahedral Cations [EP3]+ (E = S, Se, Te) in the Condensed Phase.”

            P. Weis, D. C. Röhner, R. Prediger, B. Butschke, H. Scherer, S. Weber and I. Krossing*, Chem. Sci. 201910, 10779-10788.              

272).   “Pentacation Stories: Why do Five Ga+ Cations form a Ligand-stabilized [Ga5]5+ Pentagon and How does a 5 : 1 Salt Pack in the Solid State…?.

            Kim Glootz, Daniel Himmel, Daniel Kratzert, Burkhard Butschke, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201958, 14162-14166.

271.)   “Isolated Cationic Organometallic Ni(I) Arene Complexes.”

            M. M. Schwab, D. Himmel, S. Kacprzak, Z. Yassine, D. Kratzert, C. Felbek, S. Weber, and I. Krossing*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 3309-3317. (2 times “very important paper” rating!).

270.)   Coordination Chemistry of P4S3 and P4Se3 towards the Iron Fragments [Fe(Cp)(CO)2]+ and [Fe(Cp)(PPh3)(CO)]+.”

            P. Weis, I. M. Riddlestone, H. Scherer and I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 12159-12168.

            This work was selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors of the Journal.

269).   “Oxidative Fluorination of Cu/ZnO Methanol Catalysts.

            Valentin Dybbert, Florian Klein, Achim Schaadt, Anke Hoffmann, Elias Frei, Emre Erdem, Thilo Ludwig, Harald Hillebrecht, and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201958, 12935-12939.

268.)   “Fluorination of Li-rich Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Materials by Fluorine Gas: Chemistry, Characterization, and Electrochemical Performance in Half Cells.”

            Ulf Breddemann, Evan M. Erickson, Victoria Davis, Florian Schipper, Mathias Ellwanger, Michael Daub, Anke Hoffmann, Christoph Erk, Boris Markovsky, Doron Aurbach* and Ingo Krossing**, ChemElectroChem 2019, 6, 3337–3349.

267.)   From Phosphidic to Phosphonium? Umpolung of the P4-Bonding Situation in [CpFe(CO)(L)(h1-P4)]+ Cations (L = CO or PPh3).”

            I. M. Riddlestone, P. Weis, A. Martens, M. Schorpp, H. Scherer and I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201925, 10546-10551.

            This work was selected to be highlighted as a Frontipiece by the Editors of the Journal.

 266).   “Going Homoleptic: Synthesis and Full Characterization of Stable Manganese Tetranitrosyl Cation Salts.

            Jan Bohnenberger, Brandon Derstine, Michael Daub and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201958, 9586-9589. 

265.)   “As-P vs. P-P Insertion in AsP3: Kinetic Control of the Formation of [AsP3NO]+.”

            T. A. Engesser, W. J. Transue, P. Weis, C. C. Cummins, and I. Krossing*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 2607-2612.

264.)   “Structure Finder.”

            Daniel Kratzert* and Ingo Krossing, J. App. Cryst.2019, 52, 468–471.

263).   “Homoleptic Silver Complexes of the Cages P4Se3 and As4S3.”

            P. Weis, C. Hettich, D. Kratzert, and I. Krossing*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 1657–1668.

262).   “Stable Salts of the Hexacarbonyl Chromium(I) Cation and its Pentacarbonyl-Nitrosyl Chromium(I) Analogue.”

            Jan Bohnenberger, Wolfram Feuerstein, Daniel Himmel, Frank Breher* and Ingo Krossing*, Nature Commun. 201910, Article 624.

 261.)   “Investigations on Non-Classical Silylium Ions Leading to a Cyclobutenyl Cation.

            Arthur Martens, Marvin Kreuzer, Alexander Ripp, Marius Schneider, Daniel Himmel, Harald Scherer, Ingo Krossing*Chemical Science 201910, 2821–2829.

260).   “Using Me3Si-F-Al(ORF)3 and Me3Si-Cl as Methylating Agents – Synthesis and Characterization of SeMeCl2[F{Al(ORF)3}2].”

            Philippe Weis, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2019645, 64-71.

259).   “Perfluorinated tert-Butoxides of Tin(II): the dimeric Alkoxide and its monomeric Ate Complex.”

            Mario Schleep, Clarissa Hettich, Jana Maren Glatz, Daniel Kratzert, Witali Beichel, Jennifer Velázquez Rojas, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2019645, 301-308.

258).   “Towards Weakly Coordinating Anions with the Extremely Electron Withdrawing Perfluoropyridinoxy Ligand -OC5F4N.”

            Ian Martin Riddlestone, Sarah Keller, Florian Kirschenmann, Marcel Schorpp, Ingo Krossing*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 59-67.

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees.




257.)   "How does the Environment Influence a Given Cation? A Systematic Investigation of [Co(CO)5]+ in Gas Phase, Solution and Solid State."

            Stefan C. Meier, Daniel Himmel and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201824, 19348-19360.

            The Editors selected this contribution due the very good referee reports as a „Hot Paper“.

256.)   “Mikrobielle Elektrolysezellen – energieeffiziente Abwasserreinigung bei gleichzeitiger Gewinnung von Energieträgern.”

            Sven Kerzenmacher*, Johannes Gescher, Ingo Krossing, Achim Schaadt, KA - Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall 201865, 224–229.

255.)   “Tetracationic Gallium Cluster Cations.”

            Kim Glootz, Daniel Kratzert, Daniel Himmel, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 14203–14206.

            This paper was highlighted in the section “Notizen aus der Chemie” (Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 201967, 42) as well as in the “Trendbericht Anorganische Chemie” (Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 201967, 51-52).

254.)   “Lithium bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphate Li[O2P(OCH2CF3)2]: A Novel High Voltage Additive for LNMO/graphite Cells.

            Mickdy S. Milien, Hans Beyer,* Witali Beichel, Petra Klose, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Brett L. Lucht, Ingo Krossing, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2018165, A2569-A2576.

253.)   “Facile and Systematic Access to the Least-coordinating WCA [(RFO)3Al−F−Al(ORF)3] and its more Lewis-Basic Brother [F−Al(ORF)3] (RF = C(CF3)3).
 Arthur Martens, Philippe Weis, Michael Krummer, Marvin Kreuzer, Andreas Meierhöfer, Stefan C. Meier, Jan Bohnenberger, Harald Scherer, Ian Riddlestone, Ingo Krossing*Chemical Science 20189, 7058-7068.

            This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemical Science due to its excellent referee reports as Back Cover of the Journal.

            This paper was highlighted in the section “Trendbericht Anorganische Chemie” (Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 201967, 73).


252).   “The perfluorinated alcohols c-C6F11OH, c-C6F10-1,1-(OH)2 and c‑C6F10-1-(CF3)OH.”

            Jonas Schaab, Miriam Schwab, Daniel Kratzert, Jan Schwabedissen, Hans-Georg Stammler, Norbert W. Mitzel and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 9294-9297.

251).   Guilty and charged. A stable solution of the hexamethylbenzene radical cation as ligand forming oxidising agent.”

            Marcel Schorpp, Stephan Rein, Stefan Weber, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing*Chem. Commun. 201854, 10036 - 10039.

            This contribution was selected by the editors of Chemical Communications due to its excellent referee reports as Front Cover of the Journal.


250).   “Cationic Sandwich Complexes of Cobalt(I): The Parent Bis-benzene Cobalt(I) Complex and Access to its Weakly Bound Homologues – Synthons for a “Naked” Cobalt(I) Source…?.”

            S. C. Meier, A. Holz, A. Schmidt, J. Kuhlenkampff, D. Kratzert, D. Himmel, D. Schmitz, E.-W. Scheidt, W. Scherer, C. Bülow, M. Timm, R. Lindblad, S. T. Atkin, V. Zamudio-Bayer, B. von Issendorff, M. A. Duncan, J. T. Lau and I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 9310-9314. 

249).   “Towards a Sustainable Synthesis of Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ether by Homogeneous Catalysis and Uptake of Molecular Formaldehyde.”

            A. Peter, S. M. Fehr, V. Dybbert, D. Himmel, I. Lindner, E. Jacob, M. Ouda, A. Schaadt, R. J. White, H. Scherer and I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 9461-9464.

248).   “Silver Coordination Chemistry of the Weakly Basic Cage As4S4.”

            P. Weis, D. Himmel, and I. Krossing*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 3203-3212.

247).   Homoleptic Trichloroacetonitrile Complexes.”

            Tobias A. Engesser, Daniel Kratzert, and Ingo Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2018644, 652–656.

246).   “Recent improvements in DSR.”

            D. Kratzert* and I. Krossing, J. Appl. Cryst. 201851, 928-934.

245).   “Simple Green Synthesis and Electrochemical Performance of a New Fluorinated Carbonate as Additive in Lithium-Ion-Batteries.”

            W. Beichel, * P. Klose, H. Blattmann, J. D. Hoecker, D. Kratzert and I. Krossing, ChemElectroChem 20185, 1415-1420.

244).   “Ab-initio study of CO2 hydrogenation mechanisms on inverse ZnO/Cu catalysts.”

            T. Reichenbach, K. Mondal, M. Jäger, T. Vent-Schmidt, D. Himmel, V. Dybbert, A. Bruix, I. Krossing, M. Walter and M. Moseler, J. Catal. 2018360, 168-174

243).   “Taming the Cationic Beast: Novel Developments in the Synthesis and Application of Weakly Coordinating Anions.” (Review)

            Ian Riddlestone*, Anne Kraft, Julia Schaefer, and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 13982-14024.

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Only less than 5 % of all contributions published with Angewandte Chemie get this assignment. Web of Science Highly Cited Paper: As of May/June 2019, this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Chemistry based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. This Web of Science Hot Paper was published in the past two years and received enough citations in November/December 2018 to place it in the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Chemistry.

242).   “The Experimental Determination of the Gibbs Energy of Transfer of Single Ions without Extra-thermodynamic Assumptions, Part I: The Operating Procedure for the Use of an Ideal Ionic Liquid Salt Bridge between Half Cells with Different Solvents.”

            V. Radtke, A. Ermantraut, D. Himmel, T. Koslowski, I. Leito, I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 2344–2347.

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Only less than 5 % of all contributions published with Angewandte Chemie get this assignment.

241).   The Experimental Determination of the Gibbs Energy of Transfer of Single Ions without Extra-thermodynamic Assumptions, Part II: Evaluation of the Role of Ion Solvation and Ion Mobilities on the Liquid Junction Potentials at an “Ideal” Ionic Liquid Salt Bridge. The System Ag+ in Water and Acetonitrile.

            A. Ermantraut, V. Radtke, N. Gebel, D. Himmel, T. Koslowski, I. Leito, I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 2348–2352.

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Only less than 5 % of all contributions published with Angewandte Chemie get this assignment.

240).   “Basic Remarks on Acidity.” (Review)

            Valentin Radtke, Daniel Himmel, Burkhard Butschke, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201857, 4386-4411.

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Only less than 5 % of all contributions published with Angewandte Chemie get this assignment.

239).   Reactivity of [Ni(cod)2][Al(ORF)4] towards small molecules and elements.”

            Miriam M. Schwab, Daniel Himmel, Sylwia Kacprzak, Valentin Radtke, Daniel Kratzert, Zeinab Yassine, Philippe Weis, Stefan Weber, and Ingo Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2018644, 50–57.

            Amongst articles published between January 2017 and December 2018, this paper received some of the most downloads in the 12 months following online publication. It is within the 20 most downloaded articles.

238.)   "Synthesis, Characterisation and Reactions of truly Cationic Ni(I) Phosphine Complexes."

            Miriam Mareen Schwab; Daniel Himmel; Sylwia Kacprzak; Valentin Radtke; Daniel Kratzert; Philippe Weis; Melanie Wernet; Andreas Peter; Zeinab Yassine; Dominik Schmitz; Ernst-Wilhelm Scheidt; Wolfgang Scherer; Stefan Weber; Wolfram Feuerstein; Frank Breher; Alexander Higelin; Ingo Krossing*, Chem.-Eur. J. 201824, 918–927

            This work was selected as a Hot Paper by the editors and a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Less than 10 % of all contributions published with the Journal get this assignment.

237).   “From a (pseudo)−Aluminum Sesquihalide Al2(Et)3(ORF)3 to Me3Si−Cl−Al(ORF)3 (RF = C(CF3)3).”

            Arthur Martens, Olaf Petersen, Harald Scherer, Ian Riddlestone, Ingo Krossing*, Organometallics 201837, 706–711.

236.)   The Lewis Superacid Al[N(C6F5)2]3 and its Higher Homolog Ga[N(C6F5)2]3 - Structural Features, Theoretical Investigation and Reactions of a Metal Amide with Higher Fluoride Ion Affinity than SbF5.

            J. F. Kögel, D. A. Sorokin, A. Khvorost, M. Scott, K. Harms, D. Himmel, I. Krossing, J. Sundermeyer,,Chemical Science 20189, 245 - 253.

235).   A More Stable Template Localization for an Incremental Focal-Point Approach - Implementation and Application to the Intramolecular Decomposition of Tris-perfluoro-tert-butoxyalane.”

            B. Fiedler, D. Himmel, I. Krossing, J. Friedrich*, J. Chem. Theory and Computation 201814, 557–571.

234.)   “Catalytic Use of Low-Valent Cationic Gallium(I) Complexes as π-Acids.

            Zhilong Li, Guillaume Thiery, Martin Lichtenthaler, Régis Guillot, Ingo Krossing, Vincent Gandon,* and Christophe Bour*, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2018360, 544–549. 




233).   Laser Rapid-Prototyping and Modular Packaging of Chip-Based Microreactors for Direct Fluorination Reactions.”

            Dawid Cichowski, Pengcheng Zhang, Peter Woias, Ingo Krossing, Keith CobryChemical Engineering Research and Design. 2017128, 318-330.

232).   “Two Synthetic Approaches for the Preparation of Tin(II) Dications.”

            Mario Schleep, Clarissa Hettich, Daniel Kratzert, Harald Scherer, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Commun. 201753, 10914–10917.

231.)   “A Unified View to Brønsted Acidity Scales: Do we need Solvated Protons?”

            Eno Paenurk, Karl Kaupmees, Daniel Himmel, Agnes Kütt, Ivari Kaljurand, Ilmar A. Koppel, Ingo Krossing*, Ivo Leito*,,Chemical Science 20178, 6964-6973.

This work was highlighted in Chemistry World:

230.)   "From an Easily Accessible Pentacarbonylcobalt(I) Salt to Piano Stool Cations [(arene)Co(CO)₂]+."

            Stefan Clemens Meier, Albina Holz, Alexei Schmidt, Daniel Kratzert, Daniel Himmel, Ingo Krossing*, Chem.-Eur. J. 201723, 14658–14664.

229.)   "First Investigations towards the Feasibility of an Al/Br2-Battery based on Ionic Liquids."

            Michael Hog, Benedikt Burgenmeister, Kolja Bromberger, Michael Schuster, Sebastian Riedel, and Ingo Krossing*, ChemElectroChem 20174, 2934–2942.

228).   “Highly Correlated Ab Initio Thermodynamics of Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers (OME): Formation and Extension to the Liquid Phase.”

            D. Himmel, R. J. White, E. Jacob, I. Krossing*, Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2017, 1, 1177-1183.

227).   “Inhibiting Polysulfide Shuttle in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries through Low-Ion-Pairing Salts and a Triflamide Solvent.”

            A. Shyamsunder, W. Beichel, P. Klose, Q. Pang, H. Scherer, A. Hoffmann, G. K. Murphy, I. Krossing*, L. F. Nazar*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201756, 6192-6197.

226).   “Arene Complexes of Divalent Tin Bromoaluminates.”

            M. Schleep, T. Ludwig, C. Hettich, S. Leone, I. Krossing*, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2017643, 1374–1378.

225).   “Using the Lewis Acid Me3Si-F-Al(ORF)3 To Prepare Phosphino-Phosphonium Cations with the Least-Coordinating Anion [(RFO)3Al-F-Al(ORF)3].”

            J. Possart, A. Martens, M. Schleep, A. Rupp, H. Scherer, D. Kratzert, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2017. 12305–12313.

224).   “Ethylzinc- and Zinc-bis-fluoroalkoxides.”

            T. O. Petersen, S. Weigel, D. Kratzert, A. Fischer, I. Krossing, ChemistrySelect 20172, 265.

223).   “Poly(oxymethylene) dimethyl ether synthesis - a combined chemical equilibrium investigation towards an increasingly efficient and potentially sustainable synthetic route.”

            M. Ouda, G. Yarce, R. J. White*, M. Hadrich, D. Himmel, A. Schaadt, H. Klein, E. Jacob, I. Krossing, React. Chem. Eng. 20172, 50.

            This paper is in the top ten most read in this Journal from January – March 2018. See:

222).   “Novel photoacid generators for cationic photopolymerization.”

            N. Klikovits, P. Knaack, D. Bomze, I. Krossing, R. Liska*, Polymer Chemistry 20178, 4414.

221).   “An Investigation of the Symmetric and Asymmetric Cleavage Products in the System Aluminum Trihalide/1-Butylimidazole.”

            M. Hog, M. Schneider, G. Studer, M. Baeuerle, S. A. Foehrenbacher, H. Scherer, I. Krossing*, Chem.-Eur. J. 201723, 11054–11066.

This contribution was selected by the editorial board of the Journal as a Hot Paper.

220).   “Synthesis and Characterization of Bromoaluminate Ionic Liquids.”

            M. Hog, M. Schneider, I. Krossing*, Chem.-Eur. J. 201723, 9821.

219).   “From Square-Planar [ICl4] to Novel Chloroiodates(III)? A Systematic Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Their Ionic Liquids.”
B. Burgenmeister, K. Sonnenberg, S. Riedel, I. Krossing*, Chem.-Eur. J. 201723, 11312–11322.

218).   “The Parent Cyclopentadienyltin Cation, Its Toluene Adduct, and the Quadruple-Decker [Sn3Cp4]2+.”

            Mario Schleep, Clarissa Hettich, Jennifer Velazquez Rojas, Daniel Kratzert, Thilo Ludwig, Katharina Lieberth, and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng. 201756, 2880–2884

            This work was selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP-Paper) by two of the referees. Only less than 5 % of all contributions published with Angewandte Chemie get this assignment. Highlighted by Angewandte (right).




217).   “From Ion-Like Ethylzinc Aluminates to [EtZn(arene)2]+[Al(ORF)4] Salts.”

            T. O. Petersen, D. Simone, I. Krossing, Chem.-Eur. J. 201622, 15847.

216).   “Homoleptic Gold Acetonitrile Complexes with Medium to Very Weakly Coordinating Counterions.”

            T. A. Engesser, C. Friedmann, A. Martens, D. Kratzert, P. J. Malinowski, I. Krossing, Chem.-Eur. J. 201622, 15085.

215).   “Silver Complexes of Dihalogen Molecules.”

            Przemysław J. Malinowski, Daniel Himmel and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng. 201655, 9259–9261

            This work was highlighted in the annual overview “News from Inorganic Chemistry” as well as “News From Coordination Chemistry” in the March issue of the GDCh-Journal Nachrichten aus der Chemie.

214).   “Coordination Chemistry of Diiodine and Implications for the Oxidation Capacity of the Synergistic Ag+ /X2 (X = Cl, Br, I) System.”

            Przemysław J. Malinowski, Daniel Himmel and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng. 201655, 9262–9266

            This work was highlighted in the annual overview “News from Inorganic Chemistry” as well as “News From Coordination Chemistry” in the March issue of the GDCh-Journal Nachrichten aus der Chemie.

213.)   “Tunable Aryl Alkyl Ionic Liquids with Weakly Coordinating Tetrakis((1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropan-2-yl)oxy)borate B(hfip)4 Anions.”

            Maria Kaliner, Alexander Rupp, Ingo Krossing* and Thomas Strassner*, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10044–10049.

212.)   “Bermuda-clusters ... ? On the interaction of chelating bipyridines with subvalent Ga+ and In+ salts of the [Al(ORF)4] WCA.”

            Ingo Krossing, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements 2016191, 651-654.

211.)   “A Ferrocenyl-Backboned Unsymmetric O,C-coordinating Ligand and its Tin Derivatives.”

            Bastian Janssen, Michael Lutter, Hazem Alnasr, Ingo Krossing, and Klaus Jurkschat*, ChemistryOpen 20163, 774–782.

210.)   “Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Investigation of Li[O2P(OCH2CF3)2] and Li[O2P(OC(H)(CF3)2)2] and use of the former for Coordination Polymer based Gel-Electrolytes.” 
Mario Schleep, Stefanie Reininger, Philipp Eiden, Petra Klose, Christoph Schulz, Harald Scherer, Stephan Laule, Simon Bodendorfer, Michael Schmidt, Arnd Garsuch, Ingo Krossing*, ChemElectroChem 20163, 774–782.

209.)   „Reactive p-Block Cations Stabilized by Weakly Coordinating Anions.“

            Tobias A. Engesser, Martin R. Lichtenthaler, Mario Schleep and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 201645, 789 - 899.

            This work was selected by the editors as the title page of the journal. As of March/April 2017 as well as May/June 2019, this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Chemistry based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.




208.)   [Ni(cod)2][Al(ORF)4], a Source for Naked Ni(I) Chemistry.”

            M. M. Schwab, D. Himmel, S. Kacprzak, D. Kratzert, V. Radtke, P. Weis, K. Ray, E.‑W. Scheidt, W. Scherer, B. de Bruin, S. Weber, and I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng. 201554, 14706–14709;

207.)   “In silico prediction of linear free energy relationship descriptors of neutral and ionic compounds.”

            Chul-Woong Cho, Stefan Stolte, Yeoung-Sang Yun,* Ingo Krossing* Jorg Thöming*, RSC Advances 20155, 80634-80642.

206.)   “Ionic liquid-mediated technology to produce cellulose nanocrystals directly from wood.”

            Hatem Abushammala, Ingo Krossing, Marie-Pierre Laborie, Carbohydrate Polymers 2015134, 609-616.

205.)   “Ionic Liquids with Weakly Coordinating [MIII(ORF)4] Anions.”

            A. Rupp, I. Krossing, Acc. Chem. Res. 201548, 2537–2546.

204.)   Cationic cluster formation versus disproportionation of low-valent indium and gallium complexes of 2,2’-bipyridine

            Martin R. Lichtenthaler, Florian Stahl, Daniel Kratzert, Lorenz Heidinger, Erik Schleicher, Julian Hamann, Daniel Himmel, Stefan Weber, Ingo Krossing*, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2015 6:8288.

            This work was highlighted at:

203.)   “Li[B(OCH2CF3)4]: synthesis, characterization and electrochemical application as a conducting salt for LiSB batteries.”

            M. Rohde, P. Eiden, V. Leppert, M. Schmidt, A. Garsuch, G. Semrau, I. Krossing, ChemPhysChem 201516, 666–675.

202.)   “From unsuccessful H2-activation with FLPs containing B(Ohfip)3 to a systematic evaluation of the Lewis acidity of 33 Lewis acids based on fluoride, chloride, hydride and methyl ion affinities.”

            H. Böhrer, N. Trapp, D. Himmel, M. Schleep, I. Krossing, Dalton Trans. 201544, 7489–7499. 

201.)   “Homoleptic borates and aluminates containing the difluorophosphato ligand - [M(O2PF2)x]y- - synthesis and characterization.”

            C. Schulz, P. Eiden, P. Klose, A. Ermantraut, M. Schmidt, A. Garsuch, I. Krossing, Dalton Trans. 201544, 7048–7057.

200.)   “Sieving Effects in Electrical Double-Layer Capacitors Based on Neat [Al(hfip)4] and [NTf2] Ionic Liquids.”

            N. Roznyatovskaya, Rupp, Alexander B. A., J. Tübke, I. Krossing, ChemElectroChem 20152, 829–836.

199.)   “DSR: enhanced modelling and refinement of disordered structures with SHELXL.”

            D. Kratzert, J. J. Holstein, I. Krossing, Journal of applied crystallography 201548, 933–938. 

198.)   “Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, Crystal Structures, Energetics, and Thermal Stabilities of Li[AlX4] (X = Cl, Br): Investigation and Performance of Their Electrolyte Solutions.”

            F. Scholz, W. Unkrig, P. Eiden, M. A. Schmidt, A. Garsuch, I. Krossing, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 201519, 3128–3138.

197.)   “Ethyl-Zinc(II)-Cation Equivalents: Synthesis and Hydroamination Catalysis.”

            Thies Olaf Petersen, Eugenia Tausch, Harald Scherer, Julia Schaefer, Peter W. Roesky*, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 13696–13702.

196.)   “Synthesis and Characterization of Cp*Be-F-Al(ORF)3.”

            D. Himmel, H. Scherer, D. Kratzert, I. Krossing, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 2015641, 655–659.

195.)   “Effect of Dimethyl Carbonate on the Dynamic Properties and Ionicities of Ionic Liquids with [MIII(hfip)4] (M = B, Al) Anions.”

            Alexander Rupp, Sabrina Welle, Petra Klose, Harald Scherer, Ingo Krossing, ChemPhysChem 201516, 1940–1947.

194.)   “Fluoro- and Perfluoralkylsulfonylpentafluoroanilides: Synthesis and Characterization of NH Acids for Weakly Coordinating Anions and Their Gas-Phase and Solution Acidities.”

            J. F. Kögel, T. Linder, F. G. Schröder, J. Sundermeyer*, S. K. Goll, D. Himmel, I. Krossing*, K. Kütt, J. Saame, I. Leito*,  Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 5769–5782.

193.)   “Unified pH values of liquid chromatography mobile phases.”

            A. Suu, L. Jalukse, J. Liigand, A. Kruve, D. Himmel, I. Krossing, M. Rosés, I. Leito, Analytical Chemistry 201587, 2623-2630.

192.)   “Superacidity of closo-dodecaborate-based Brønsted acids: a DFT study.”

            L. Lipping, I. Leito, I. Koppel, I. Krossing, D. Himmel, I. A. Koppel, J. Phys. Chemistry. A 2015119, 735–743.

191.)   “On the Acidity of the HBr-AlBr3 System: Stabilization of Crystalline Protonated Arenes and their Acidity in Bromoaluminate Ionic Liquids.”

            Franziska Scholz, Daniel Himmel, Lea Eisele, Wiebke Unkrig, Arthur Martens, Peter Schlüter and Ingo Krossing* Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 7489-7502. 

            Bromoaluminate salts of protonated mesitylene, toluene and benzene resulted from the superacidic system HBr/nAlBr3 (NMR, XRD) and in the respective bromoaluminate ILs. Their superacidic properties were confirmed on an absolute basis, and found to reach pHabs 164, seven orders of magnitude more acidic than the entry to superacidity pHabs = 171.

190.)   “Absolute Brønsted Acidities and pH Scales in ILs.” 
Daniel Himmel, Sascha Karl Goll, Franziska Scholz, Valentin Radtke, Ivo Leito, Ingo Krossing*, ChemPhysChem 201516, 1428-1439.

            ILs go pH…! Generally applicable, thermodynamically consistent expressions for pH and absolute acidity were derived for Ionic Liquids (ILs). For the exemplarily chosen C6MIM+Br/AlBr3 model system it was established that the accessible acidity spans a range of nearly 52 pH units.

189.)   “Univalent Gallium Complexes of Simple and ansa-Arene Ligands: Effects on the Polymerization of Isobutylene.”

          Martin R. Lichtenthaler, Steffen Maurer, Robert J. Mangan, Florian Stahl, Florian Mönkemeyer, Julian Hamann, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 157–165.

            The Editors selected this contribution as a hot paper and a cover of the journal.




188.)   “Comparison of Redox Potentials in Non-Aqueous Solvents: Silver is Not a Noble Metal in the Acidic Ionic Liquid HmimBr.”

            K. Pütz, D. Himmel, V. Radtke, I. Krossing, ECS Transactions 201464, 207–210.

187.)   σ- or π-Coordination? Complexes of Univalent Gallium Salts with Aromatic Nitrogen Bases.”

            M. R. Lichtenthaler, F. Stahl, D. Kratzert, B. Benkmil, H. A. Wegner, I. Krossing, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 20142014, 4335–4341.

186.)   “On the prevalence of side reactions during ionosolv pulping of Norway spruce with 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acesulfamate.”

            H. Abushammala, H. Winter, I. Krossing, M.-P. Laborie, Cellulose 201421, 4607–4619.

185.)   “Structural Changes Upon Oxidation of (PtBu2)2 and 1,4-(CH2)2(PtBu)4.”

            Elder, Philip J. W., T. L. Roemmele, M. Taghavikish, T. A. Engesser, H. Scherer, I. Krossing, R. T. Boeré, T. Chivers, Heteroatom Chem. 201425, 501–513.

184.)   “Plating Processes on Aluminum and Application to Novel Solar Cell Concepts.“

            M. Kamp, J. Bartsch, R. Keding, M. Jahn, R. Müller, M. Glatthaar, S. W. Glunz, I. Krossing, Energy Procedia 201455, 679–687.

183.)   Ag[Fe(CO)5]2+: A Bare Silver Complex with Fe(CO)5 as a Ligand.

            P. J. Malinowski, I. Krossing, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng. 201453, 13460–13462;

182.)   “New Water-Stable Ionic Liquids Based on Tetrakis-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)borate.”

            Alexander B. A. Rupp, Petra Klose, Harald Scherer and Ingo Krossing, ChemPhysChem 2014, 15, 3729–3731, 

181.)   “Straightforward Synthesis of the Brønsted Acid hfipOSO3H and its Application for the Synthesis of Protic Ionic Liquids.”

            W. Beichel, Panzer, Johann M. U., J. Hätty, X. Ye, D. Himmel, I. Krossing, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201453, 6637-6640.

180.)   “Hexaazatrinaphthylenes with different twists.”

            S. Choudhary, C. Gozalvez, A. Higelin, I. Krossing, M. Melle-Franco, A. Mateo-Alonso, Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 1525–1528.

179.)   “Dative or Not Dative?”

            D. Himmel, I. Krossing, A. Schnepf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014536047-6048.

178.)   “Empirical description and prediction of ionic liquids' properties with augmented volume-based thermodynamics.”

            W. Beichel, U. P. Preiss, S. P. Verevkin, T. Koslowski, I. Krossing, Journal of Molecular Liquids 2014192, 3–8.

177.)   “Quantitative analysis of molecular interaction potentials of ionic liquid anions using multi-functionalized stationary phases in HPLC.”

            C.-W. Cho, S. Stolte, J. Ranke, U. Preiss, I. Krossing, J. Thöming, ChemPhysChem 201415, 2351–2358.

This article was Editors' Selection: ChemPhysChem 10/2014, see:

176.) “Size matters! On the way to ionic liquid systems without ion pairing.”

            A. Rupp, N. Roznyatovskaya, H. Scherer, W. Beichel, P. Klose, C. Sturm, A. Hoffmann, J. Tübke, T. Koslowski, I. Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 9794–9804.

175.)   “The Influence of the Precipitation/Ageing Temperature on a Cu/ZnO/ZrO2 Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis from H2 and CO2.”

            E. Frei, A. Schaadt, T. Ludwig, H. Hillebrecht, I. Krossing, ChemCatChem 20146, 1721–1730.

174.)   “Charge-scaling effect in ionic liquids from the charge-density analysis of N,N'-dimethylimidazolium methylsulfate.”

            Witali Beichel, Nils Trapp, Christoph Hauf, Oliver Kohler, Georg Eickerling, Wolfgang Scherer, Ingo Krossing, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 201453, 3143–3146.

173.)   “Gold(I) Mediated Rearrangement of [7]-Helicene to Give a Benzo[cd]pyrenium Cation Embedded in a Chiral Framework.”

Raphael J. F. Berger, Matthew J. Fuchter, Ingo Krossing, Henry S. Rzepa, Julia Schaefer and Harald Scherer, Chem. Commun. 201450, 5251–5253.

172.)   “The protoelectric potential map (PPM): an absolute two-dimensional chemical potential scale for a global understanding of chemistry.”

            V. Radtke, D. Himmel, K. Pütz, S. K. Goll, I. Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4194–4211.

This Publication was selected by two referees as a Very Important Paper. Only the top 5 % of papers of Chem. Eur. J. are selected as VIPs. The editors selected this contribution as an Inside Cover. 

171.)   “Engineered high aspect ratio vertical nanotubes as a model system for the investigation of catalytic methanol synthesis over Cu/ZnO.”

            Firat Güder, Elias Frei, Umut M. Kücükbayrak, Andreas Menzel, Ralf Thomann, Roman Luptak, Ingo Krossing, Margit Zacharias, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 20146, 1576–1582.

170.)   “Dative Bonds in Main-Group Compounds: A Case for Fewer Arrows!”

            Daniel Himmel, Ingo Krossing,* and Andreas Schnepf, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2014, 53, 370-374

169.)   “The Superacidic System HBr-AlBr3: Protonation of Benzene and Ordered Crystal Structure of [C6H7]+[Al2Br7].”

            Franziska Scholz, Daniel Himmel, Lea Eisele, Wiebke Unkrig and Ingo Krossing, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2014531689-1692

168.)   “A Janus headed Lewis Superacid: Simple Access to, and first Application of Me3Si-F-Al(ORF)3.”

            M. Rohde, L. O. Müller, D. Himmel, H. Scherer, I. Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 1218-1222.

167.) “Twisted Pyrene-fused Azaacenes.”

            Sandeep More, Sunil Choudhary, Alexander Higelin, Ingo Krossing, Manuel Melle-Franco, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso*, Chem. Commun. 201450, 1976 – 1979.




166.)   Systematic Investigation of Coinage Metal Carbonyl Complexes Stabilized by Fluorinated Alkoxy Aluminates.

            Julia Schaefer, Anne Kraft, Stefanie Reininger, Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Daniel Himmel, Nils Trapp, Urs Gellrich, Bernhard Breit, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 12468-12485.

165.)   “Temperature Dependent Crystal Structure Analyses and Ion Volume Determinations of Organic Salts.”

            Witali Beichel, Ulrich P. Preiss, Boumahdi Benkmil, Gunther Steinfeld, Philipp Eiden, Anne Kraft, Ingo Krossing*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2013639, 2153-2161.

164.)   “[HMIM][Br9]: a Room-temperature Ionic Liquid Based on a Polybromide Anion.”

            Z. Naturforsch. 201368b, 1103 – 1107.

163.)   “Univalent Gallium Salts of Weakly Coordinating Anions – Effective Initiators/Catalysts for the Synthesis of Highly Reactive Polyisobutylene.”

            Martin R. Lichtenthaler, Alexander Higelin, Anne Kraft, Sarah Hughes, Alberto Steffani, Dietmar A. Plattner, John M. Slattery and Ingo Krossing*, Organometallics 201332, 6725–6735.

162.)   "Establishing Consistent van der Waals Volumes of Polyatomic Ions from Crystal Structures."

W. Beichel, P. Eiden and I. Krossing, ChemPhysChem 201314, 3221-3226.

161.)   "In silico modelling for predicting the cationic hydrophobicity and cytotoxicity of ionic liquids towards the Leukemia rat cell line, Vibrio fischeri and Scenedesmus vacuolatus based on molecular interaction potentials of ions."


C. W. Cho, J. Ranke, J. Arning, J. Thoming, U. Preiss, C. Jungnickel, M. Diedenhofen, I. Krossing and S. Stolte, SAR QSAR Environ. Res. 201324, 863-882.

160.)   "Stoichiometric Reduction of CO2 to CO by Phosphine/AIX3-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs."

            G. Menard, T. M. Gilbert, J. A. Hatnean, A. Kraft, I. Krossing and D. W. Stephan, Organometallics 201332, 4416-4422.

159.)   "Making Sense of Enthalpy of Vaporization Trends for Ionic Liquids: New Experimental and Simulation Data Show a Simple Linear Relationship and Help Reconcile Previous Data."

            S. P. Verevkin, D. H. Zaitsau, V. N. Emel'yanenko, A. V. Yermalayeu, C. Schick, H. J. Liu, E. J. Maginn, S. Bulut, I. Krossing and R. Kalb, J. Phys. Chem. B 2013117, 6473-6486.”

158.)   “The Al(ORF)3/H2O/Phosphane [RF = C(CF3)3] System – Protonation of Phosphanes and Absolute Brønsted Acidity”

Anne Kraft, Josephine Possart, Harald Scherer, Jennifer Beck, Daniel Himmel, and Ingo Krossing, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 3054–3062.

157.)   “Crystal Structure Determination of the Nonclassical 2-Norbornyl Cation.”

F. Scholz, D. Himmel, F. W. Heinemann, P. v. R. Schleyer, K. Meyer,* I. Krossing*, Science 2013341, 62-64.

This contribution was already one day after its appearance included with the Wikipedia entry on non-classical ions ( It was highlighted by: ACS Chemical & Engineering News 201391, 5 (; RSC Chemistry World (, Chemie in unserer Zeit Chem. Unserer Zeit 201347, 338–342, and many web sites (e.g., PhysOrg; NewsNow;; AlphaGalileo;;,,,, and many more). It holds a very high altimetric attention score of 112 and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric. (see:

156.)   “Weakly Coordinating Anions: Fluorinated Alkoxyaluminates.”

Ingo Krossing in: Jan Reedijk and Kenneth Poeppelmeier, editors. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Vol 1. Oxford: Elsevier 2013, 681-705.

Invited Book Chapter for the new Edition of Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry (review> 50 Figures and > 250 citations)

155.)   "Superacidic or Not ...? Synthesis, Characterisation, and Acidity of the Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid [C(CH3)3]+[Al2Br7]-."

F. Scholz, D. Himmel, H. Scherer and I. Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 109-116.

154.)   "[Au(C2H4)3]+[Al(ORF)4]- a Stable Homoleptic Ethene-Gold Complex."

J. Schaefer, D. Himmel and I. Krossing, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2712-2717.

153.)   "A strong cationic Brønsted acid, [H(OEt2)2]+[Al{OC(CF3)3}4]-, as an efficient initiator for the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-alkyl-2-oxazolines."

T. Rudolph, K. Kempe, S. Crotty, R. M. Paulus, U. S. Schubert, I. Krossing and F. H. Schacher, Polymer Chemistry 20134, 495-505.

152.)   "Fluorinated Weakly Coordinating Anions [M(hfip)6] (M = Nb, Ta): Syntheses, Structural Characterizations and Computations."

U. P. Preiss, G. Steinfeld, H. Scherer, A. M. T. Erle, B. Benkmil, A. Kraft and I. Krossing, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2013639, 714-721.

151.)   "Direct Fluorination of Cyclic Carbonates and closo-K2[B12H12] in a Slug-Flow Ministructured Reactor."

M. Hill, P. Baron, K. Cobry, S. K. Goll, P. Lang, C. Knapp, H. Scherer, P. Woias, P. C. Zhang and I. Krossing, ChemPlusChem 201378, 292-301.

The editors selected this contribution as a Cover Picture (DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300055)

150.)   "Unusual Tilted Carbene Coordination in Carbene Complexes of Gallium(I) and Indium(I)."

A. Higelin, S. Keller, C. Gohringer, C. Jones and I. Krossing, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 201352, 4941-4944.

149.)   "Reactions of a Cyclodimethylsiloxane (Me2SiO)6 with Silver Salts of Weakly Coordinating Anions; Crystal Structures of [Ag(Me2SiO)6][Al] ([Al] = [FAl{OC(CF3)3}3], [Al{OC(CF3)3}4]) and Their Comparison with ([Ag(18-Crown-6)]2)[SbF6]2."

T. S. Cameron, A. Decken, I. Krossing, J. Passmore, J. M. Rautiainen, X. P. Wang and X. Q. Zeng, Inorg. Chem. 201352, 3113-3126.

148.)   "Free volume in ionic liquids: a connection of experimentally accessible observables from PALS and PVT experiments with the molecular structure from XRD data."

W. Beichel, Y. Yu, G. Dlubek, R. Krause-Rehberg, J. Pionteck, D. Pfefferkorn, S. Bulut, D. Bejan, C. Friedrich and I. Krossing, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201315, 8821-8830.

147.)   “Recent advances in the syntheses of homopolyatomic cations of the non-metallic elements C, N, P, S, Cl, Br, I and Xe.

Tobias A. Engesser, Ingo Krossing*, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2013257, 946-955. 




146.) "Weak Arene Stabilization of Bulky Amido-Germanium(II) and Tin(II) Monocations."

J. Y. Li, C. Schenk, F. Winter, H. Scherer, N. Trapp, A. Higelin, S. Keller, R. Pottgen, I. Krossing and C. Jones, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 201251, 9557-9561.

145.)   "Synthesis and Application of Strong Brønsted Acids Generated from the Lewis Acid Al(ORF)3 and an Alcohol."

A. Kraft, J. Beck, G. Steinfeld, H. Scherer, D. Himmel and I. Krossing, Organometallics 201231, 7485-7491.

144.)   “[P9]+[Al(ORF)4], the Salt of a Homopolyatomic Phosphorus Cation.”

Tobias Köchner, Tobias A. Engesser, Harald Scherer, Dietmar A. Plattner, Alberto Steffani, and Ingo Krossing*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 6529–6531

This contribution was selected by all referees as a Very Important Publication (VIP). Only the top 5 % of papers of Angewandte Chemie are selected as VIPs. The editors selected this contribution as an Inside Cover. 

143.)   “[7]-Helicene: a chiral molecular tweezer for silver(I) salts.”

Matthew J. Fuchter*, Julia Schaefer, Dilraj K. Judge, Benjamin Wardzinski, Marko Weimar, and Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 201241, 8238-8241.

142.) “Univalent Gallium and Indium Phosphane Complexes: From Pyramidal M(PPh3)3+ to Carbene-Analogous Bent M(PtBu3)2+ (M=Ga, In) Complexes.

Alexander Higelin, Ulf Sachs, Sarah Keller, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 20121810029-10034.

141.) “Bulk Gas Phase Acidity.

Daniel Himmel, Sascha K. Goll, Ivo Leito, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2012189333-9340.

140.)   “Synthesis and Oxidation of Hexafluoroisopropoxyborylferrocenes.

Hannes Böhrer, Nils Trapp, Harald Scherer, and Ingo Krossing*, Pure and Applied Chemistry 201284, 2317-2324.

139.)   “Isolated cationic crown ether complexes of gallium(I) and indium(I).”

Alexander Higelin, Christoph Haber, Stefan Meier, and Ingo Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2012, 12011-12015.

138.)   “Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Two Al(ORF)3 Lewis Superacids.

Anne Kraft, Nils Trapp, Daniel Himmel, Hannes Böhrer, Peter Schlüter, Harald Scherer, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201218, 9371-9380.

137.)   [TeX3]+ cations Stabilized by the Weakly Coordinating [Al(ORF)4] Anion: FIR Spectra, Raman Spectra, and Evaluation of An Abnormal Halogen Dependence of the 125Te-NMR Chemical Shifts.”

Tobias A. Engesser, Peter Hrobárik,* Nils Trapp, Philipp Eiden, Harald Scherer, Martin Kaupp*, and Ingo Krossing*, ChemPlusChem 2012, 77, 643-651.

136.)   Free volume and phase transitions of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium based ionic liquids from positron lifetime spectroscopy.”

Y. Yu, W. Beichel, G. Dlubek, R. Krause-Rehberg, M. Paluch, J. Pionteck, D. Pfefferkorn, S. Bulut, C. Friedrich, N. Pogodina, I. Krossing, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 201214, 6856-6868.

135.)   “Preparation of [Al(hfip)4]--Based Ionic Liquids with Siloxane-Functionalized Cations and Their Physical Properties in Comparison with Their [Tf2N]- Analogues.”

S. Bulut, M. A. Ab Rani, T. Welton, P. D. Lickiss, I. Krossing, ChemPhysChem 201213, 1802-1805.

134.)   “A Se19 Homocycle Complexed by Two Copper(I) Ions.”

Julia Schaefer, Alberto Steffani, Dietmar A. Plattner, and Ingo Krossing*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201251, 6009-6012.

133.)   “Thermochemistry of ammonium based ionic liquids: Tetra-alkyl ammonium nitrates – Experiments and computations.

Sergey P. Verevkin*, Vladimir N. Emel’yanenko, Ingo Krossing, Roland Kalb, J. Chem. Thermodynamics 2012, 51, 107–113.

132.) “Synthesis and Characterisation of Boranate Ionic Liquids (BILs).

Mara Bürchner, Anna T.M. Erle, Harald Scherer, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201218, 2254-2264.

131.)   “Determination of LFER Descriptors of 30 Cations of Ionic Liquids—Progress in Understanding Their Molecular Interaction Potentials.”

             Chul-Woong Cho, Christian Jungnickel, Stefan Stolte, Ulrich Preiss, Jürgen Arning, Johannes Ranke, Ingo Krossing,* and Jorg Thöming*, ChemPhysChem 201213, 780-787.

130.)   “Multiphase minireactor system for direct fluorination of ethylene carbonate.”

Phillipp Lang, Matthias Hill, Ingo Krossing, and Peter Woias*, Chemical Engineering Journal 2012179, 330-337.




129.)   Is Universal, Simple Melting Point Prediction Possible?.”

             Ulrich Preiss, Witali Beichel, Anna T.M. Erle, Y.U. Paulechka, and Ingo Krossing*, ChemPhysChem 201112, 2959-2972.


This paper was selected by the editors of the Journal as a title contribution.

128.)   “Stereoselective Reduction of 2-Hydroxy Ketones towards syn- and anti-1,2-Diols.”

S. M. Husain, T. Stillger, P. Dunkelmann, M. Lodige, L. Walter, E. Breitling, M. Pohl, M. Bürchner, I. Krossing, M. Müller, D. Romano, F. Molinar, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2011353, 2359-2362.

127.)   “Gold(I)-1,3-Diene Complexes: Connecting Structure, Bonding, and Reactivity.”

Ingo Krossing*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 20115011576-11578

126.)   “Facile Access to the Pnictocenium Ions [Cp*ECl]+ (E = P, As) and [Cp*2P]+: Chloride Ion Affinity of Al(ORF)3.

Anne Kraft, Jennifer Beck, and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201117, 12975-12980.

125.)   “In-Between Complex and Cluster: A 14-Vertex Cage in [Ag2Se12]2+.”

Tobias Köchner, Nils Trapp, Tobias A. Engesser, Anna J. Lehner, Caroline Röhr, Sebastian Riedel, Carsten Knapp, Harald Scherer, Ingo Krossing*; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150, 11253-11256

This paper was highlighted in the yearly selection of “Neues aus der Hauptgruppenchemie” in the Nachrichten aus Chemie und Technik in March 2012.

124.)   “The Temperature Dependence of the Viscosity and Conductivity of Mildly Functionalized and Non-Functionalized [Tf2N] Ionic Liquids: An Investigation of the Importance of the Molecular Volume for their Physical Properties.”

Safak Bulut, Philipp Eiden, Witali Beichel, John M. Slattery, Tom F. Beyersdorff, Thomas J. S. Schubert, and Ingo Krossing*, ChemPhysChem 2011, 12, 2296–2310.

123.)   Na[B(hfip)4] (hfip = OC(H)(CF3)2): a weakly coordinating anion salt and its first application to prepare ionic liquids.”

Safak Bulut, Petra Klose, Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 2011, 1448-1452.

122.)   “Anchor points for the Unified Brønsted Acidity Scale: The rCCC Model for the Calculation of Standard Gibbs Energies of Proton Solvation in eleven representative Liquid Media.”

Daniel Himmel, Sascha K. Goll, Ivo Leito and Ingo Krossing*Chem. Eur. J. 2011175808-5826.

Cover title of the Journal. This article was selected as a Very Important Paper by three independent referees of Chemistry – A European Journal and is highlighted on the website of the publisher at

121.)   “Going Full Circle: Phase Transition Thermodynamics of Ionic Liquids.

Ulrich Preiss, Sergey P. Verevkin, Thorsten Koslowski and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 201117, 6508-6517.

120.)   “Ionic Liquids: Predictions of physicochemical properties with experimental and/or DFT-calculated LFER parameters to understand molecular interactions in solution.”

Chul-Woong Cho, Ulrich Preiss, Christian Jungnickel, Stefan Stolte, Jürgen Arning, Johannes Ranke, Andreas Klamt, Ingo Krossing*, Jorg Thöming*, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011115, 6040-6050

119.)   “Metastable Se6 as a Ligand for Ag+: from Isolated Molecular to Polymeric 1D and 2D Structures.”

Damian Aris, Johannes Beck, Andreas Decken, Isabelle Dionne, Jörn Schmedt auf der Günne,* Wilfried Hoffbauer, Tobias Köchner, Ingo Krossing,* Jack Passmore,* Eric Rivard, Folker Steden, Xinping Wang, Dalton Trans. 2011, 5865-5880.

118.)   Syntheses and Characterization of Acidic Perfluorinated Alcohols: NMR, GED, X-ray Structure, Acidity and Theoretical Studies on (C6F5)(CF3)2C-OH and (C6F5)(C5F10)C-OH.

             Nils Trapp, Harald Scherer, Stuart A. Hayes, Raphael Berger, Agnes Kütt, Norbert W. Mitzel, Jaan Saame and Ingo Krossing*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201113, 6184-6191.

117.)   “CCl3+ and CBr3+ salts with the [Al(ORF)4] and [(FRO)3Al–F–Al(ORF)3] anions (RF = C(CF3)3.

Anna J. Lehner, Nils Trapp, Harald Scherer, Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 2011, 1448-1452.

Cover title of the Journal. This article was selected as a Hot Article by the editors of Dalton Transactions (


116.)   “In Silico Predictions of the Temperature Dependent Viscosities and Electrical Conductivities of Functionalized and Non-functionalized Ionic Liquids.”

Philipp Eiden, Christian Friedrich, Safak Bulut, Ingo Krossing, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011115, 300-309.



115.)   “In Silico Prediction of the Melting Point of Ionic Liquids: A Case Study.“

U. Preiss, S. Bulut and I. Krossing*, J. Phys. Chem. B 2010114, 11133-11140.

114.)   “The Temperature-Dependent Prediction of the Liquid Entropy of Ionic Liquids.”

U. Preiss, V. N. Emel’yanenko, S. P. Verevkin, D. Himmel, Y. U. Paulechka, I. Krossing*, ChemPhysChem 201011, 3425-3431.

113.)   “Synthesis of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids with the weakly coordinating [Al(ORF)4] Anion (RF = C(H)(CF3)2) and the Determination of their Principal Physical Properties.”

S. Bulut, P. Klose, M.-M. Huang, H. Weingärtner, P. J. Dyson, G. Laurenczy, C. Friedrich, J. Menz, K. Kümmerer, and I. Krossing*Chem. Eur. J. 201016, 13139-13154.

This paper was highlighted as a hot article in Green & Sustainable Chemistry.      

112.)   “Are hydrodynamic models suited for describing the reorientational dynamics of ions in ionic liquids? A case study of methylimidazolium tetra(hexafluoroisopropoxy)aluminates.”

Mian-Mian Huang, Safak Bulut, Ingo Krossing, Hermann Weingärtner*, J. Chem. Phys. 2010, 133, 101101.

This article was selected by the editors of the Journal as a hot article and featured on the website of J. Chem. Phys. in 2010.

111.)   “The Reaction of White Phosphorus with NO+/NO2+[Al(ORF)4]: The [P4NO]+ Cluster Formed by an Unexpected Nitrosonium Insertion.”

Tobias Köchner, Sebastian Riedel, Anna J. Lehner, Harald Scherer, Ines Raabe, Tobias A. Engesser, Franziska W. Scholz, Urs Gellrich, Philipp Eiden, Roberto A. Paz Schmidt, Dietmar A. Plattner, Ingo Krossing*; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2010, 49, 8139-8143.

110.)   “A unified pH scale for all phases.”

             Daniel Himmel, Sascha K. Goll, Ivo Leito and Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 201049, 6885-6888.

Nachrichten aus der Chemie featured this article in the November 2010 issue. Textbooks include this scale now.

109.)   “A simple route to univalent gallium salts of weakly coordinating anions.”

John M. Slattery, Alexander Higelin, Thomas Bayer, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem. 2010122, 3297-3301.

Judged by two referees as VIP-paper. Title page of the Journal. Angewandte Chemie prepared a “Highlight” on this article (R. J. Wehmschulte, Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 4816-4817and Nachrichten aus der Chemie featured this article in the June 2010 issue.


108.)   “The free volume in an imidazolium triflylimide ionic liquid from positron lifetime: amorphous, crystalline and liquid states.”

             Yang Yu, G. Dlubek*, R. Krause-Rehberg, W. Beichel, S. Bulut, N. Pogodina, I. Krossing, and Ch. Friedrich, J. Chem. Phys. 2010133, 124502.

107.)   Anodic Oxidation of Organometallic Sandwich Complexes using [Al(OC(CF3)3)4] or [AsF6] as the Supporting Electrolyte Anion.

Michael P. Stewart, Lacey Marina Paradee, Ines Raabe, Nils Trapp, John S. Slattery, Ingo Krossing, William E. Geiger, J. Fluorine Chem. 2010, 131, 1091-1095.




106.)   “Tetraalkylammonium salts of weakly coordinating aluminates: Ionic Liquids, Materials for electrochemical applications and useful compounds for anion investigation.”

             Ines Raabe, Katrin Wagner, Kristin Guttsche, G. Santiso-Quiñones, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 200915, 1966-1976.

105.)   “Snapshots of the Hydrolysis of [LiOC(CF3)3]4.”

            Ines Raabe, Katrin Wagner, G. Santiso-Quiñones, Ingo Krossing*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2009, 635, 513-517.

104.)   „Cyclo-dodecasulfur as a ligand: From Gas Phase Experiments to the Crystal Structures of [Cu(S12)(S8)]+ and [Cu(S12)(CH2Cl2)]+.“

            Gustavo Santiso-Quiñones,* Carsten Knapp, Ingo Krossing*, Angew. Chem. 2009, 48, 1133-1137.

103.)   “[AlCp2]+: Structure, Properties and Isobutene Polymerization.”

             Michael Huber, Alexander Kurek, Ingo Krossing, Rolf Mülhaupt, Hansgeorg Schnöckel*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2009, 635, 12, 1787-1793.

102.)   “Predicting the Critical Micelle Concentrations of Aqueous Solutions of Ionic Liquids and Other Ionic Surfactants.”

U. Preiss, C. Jungnickel, J. Thoeming, I. Krossing, J. Luczak, M. Diedenhofen, A. Klamt,
Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 8880-8885.

101.)   “Structures of the Reactive Intermediates in Organocatalysis with Diarylprolinol Ethers.”

Uros Groselj, Dieter Seebach, D. Michael Badine, W. Bernd Schweizer, Albert K. Beck, Ingo Krossing, Petra Klose, Yujiro Hayashi, Tadafumi Uchimaru, Helvetica Chimica Acta 200992, 1225-1259. 

100.)   “Structural Characterization of a Base-Stabilized [Zn2]2+ Cation.”

Stephan Schulz, Daniella Schuchmann, Ingo Krossing, Daniel Himmel, Dieter Blaeser,
Roland Boese, Angew. 
Chem.Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 5748-5751.

99.)      "Cu[Al(ORF)4] Starting Materials and their Application in the Preparation of [Cu(Sn)]+ (n = 12, 8) Complexes.”

Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Alexander Higelin, Julia Schäfer, Robin Brückner, Carsten Knapp, Ingo Krossing. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 6663-6677.

98.)      “Synthesis, structures and characterisations of truly homoleptic acetonitrile Ln3+ complexes in solid state and in solution.”
Gabriella Bodizs, Ines Raabe, Rosario Scopelliti, Ingo Krossing, Lothar Helm, Dalton Trans. 2009, 5137-5147.

97.)      “An experimental and theoretical study of the aluminum species present in mixtures of AlClwith the ionic liquids [BMP]Tf2N and [EMIm]Tf2N.”

Philipp Eiden, Qunxian Liu, Sherif Zein El Abedin, Frank Endres, Ingo Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 3426-3434.

96.)      “In Silico Prediction of Molecular Volumes, Heat Capacities, and Temperature-Dependent Densities of Ionic Liquids.”

Ulrich P. R. M. Preiss, John M. Slattery, Ingo Krossing, Industrial & Engineering Chem. Res. 2009, 48, 2290-2296.

95.)      “Silver–Ethene Complexes [Ag(h2-C2H4)n][Al(ORF)4] with n=1, 2, 3 (RF=Fluorine-Substituted Group).”

Andreas Reisinger, Nils Trapp, Carsten Knapp, Daniel Himmel, Frank Breher, Heinz Rüegger and Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 3426-3434.

94.)      “Cooperative Effect of a Classical and a Weak Hydrogen Bond for the Metal-Induced Construction of a Self-Assembled beta-Turn Mimic.”

Andy C. Laungani, Manfred Keller, John M. Slattery, Ingo Krossing, Bernhard Breit*, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 10405-10422.



93.)      “Stable CI3+ Salts and Attempts to Prepare CHI2+ and CH2I+.”

            I. Raabe, D. Himmel, S. Müller, N. Trapp, M. Kaupp and I. Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2008, 946-956.

This article was selected by the editors of Dalton Transactions as Hot Paper.

92.)     „Self-Assemblies Based on [Cp2Mo2(CO)4(µ,h2-P2)] – Solid State Structure and Dynamic Behaviour in Solution.“

            M. Scheer, L. J. Gregoriades, M. Zabel, J. Bai, I. Krossing, G. Brunklaus and H. Eckert, Chem. Eur. J. 200814, 282-295.

91.)     „A Highly Hexane Soluble Lithium Salt and other Starting Materials of the Fluorinated Weakly Coordinating Anion [Al(OC(CF3)2(CH2SiMe3))4]-.“

            L. O. Müller, I. Krossing, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2008634, 962-966.

90.)     “Reference values for the B-X bond lengths of BI3 and BBr3.”

            G. Santiso Quiñones, I. Krossing*, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2008634, 704-707.

This article holds the download record of the Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. between March and October 2008.

89.)     “Formation of Antiparallel β-Sheets by Metal-Templated Self-Assembly: Novel Metal Ion Assisted Approach to Protein Design and Self-Assembled Bidentate Ligands”

A. Ch. Laungani, J. M. Slattery, I. Krossing and B. Breit*, Chem. Eur. J. 200814, 4488-4502.    

88.)     “The Fluorinated Lithiumalkoxide LiORF (RF = C(CF3)2Mes), the Alcohol RFOH and Attempts to use them as Precursors for New WCAs”

L. O. Müller, R. Scopelitti, I. Krossing Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2008634, 1035-1040.       

87.)     “Simple Access to the Non-Oxidizing Lewis Superacid PhF-Al(ORF)3 (RF = C(CF3)3)”

L.O. Müller, D. Himmel, J. Stauffer, G. Steinfeld, J. Slattery, G. Santiso-Quiñones, V. Brecht, I. Krossing* Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 7772-7776.

86.)     “Silver Acetylene Complexes: Reply to comments by G. Frenking”

            Daniel Himmel, Nils Trapp, Ingo Krossing,* Sandra Altmannshofer, Verena Herz, Georg Eickerling, and Wolfgang Scherer*, Angew. Chem. 2008120, 7914-7917.

85.)     “Iridium Derivatives of Fluorinated Aromatics by CH activation: Isolation of Classical and Non-classical Hydrides.”

            Marcel Ahijado Salomon, Thomas Braun*, Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 2008, 5197-5206.

84.)     "[Si(SiMe3)3]6Ge18M (M = Cu, Ag, Au): metalloid cluster compounds as unusual building blocks for a supramolecular chemistry."

            C. Schenk, F. Henke, G. Santiso-Quinones, I. Krossing, A. Schnepf*, Dalton Trans. 2008, 4436-4441.     

83.)     „Dimeric di(tert-butyl)haloalanes and a monomeric di(tert-butyl)phosphino-di(tert-butyl)alane.“

            Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Siegfried Staude, Z. Naturforsch., B: Chem. Sci200863, 1045-1051.    



82.)     ”AgOC(CF3)3 - Synthesis and Applications of the first donor free Silver(I) Alkoxide.”

            A. Reisinger, N. Trapp, I. Krossing*, Organometallics 2007, 26, 2096-2105.   

81.)     ”The dielectric response of room-temperature ionic liquids: Effect of cation variation.”

            H. Weingärtner,* P. Sasisanker, C. Daguenet, P. Dyson, I. Krossing, J. M. Slattery, Th. Schubert, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2007111, 4775-4780.

Of all J. Chem. Phys. articles in 2007, this article was the 4th most cited ( promo/most/most_cited/2007.html).

80.)     ”Predicting the physical properties of ionic liquids: A volume-based approach.”

            J. M. Slattery,* C. Daguenet, P. Dyson, Th.J. S. Schubert, I. Krossing*, Angew. Chem. 2007119, 5480–5484.

This article was selected by the editors of Angewandte Chemie as Hot Paper.

79.)     ”[Au3Ge45]9– – A large germanium gold cluster.”

            A. Spiekermann, St. D. Hoffmann, Th. F. Fässler*, I. Krossing, U. Preiss, Angew. Chem. 2007119, 5404–5407.

This article was selected by the editors of Angewandte Chemie as Inside Cover.

78.)     “Dynamics and Counterion-Dependence of the Structures of Weakly Bound Ag+-P4S3 Complexes.“

            S. Antonijevic, I. Raabe, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 200713, 7510-7522.

77.)     ”Homoleptic Silver(1)-Ethyne Complexes.”

            A. Reisinger, N. Trapp, I. Krossing*, S. Altmannshofer, V. Herz, M. Presnitz, W. Scherer*, Angew. Chem. 2007119, 8445-8449.

This article was selected by the editors of Angewandte Chemie as Inside Cover.

76.)     ”[NBu4][((CF3)3CO)3Al—F—Al(OC(CF3)3)3)].”

            Ines Raabe, Ingo Krossing*, Acta Crystallographica Section E 2007E63, m2144.

75.)     “A Computational Study of [M(CF3)4]- (M = Cu, Ag, Au) and their Properties as Weakly Coordinating Anions.”

            U. Preiss, I. Krossing*, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2007633, 1639-1644.

74.)     “Exploring the Chemistry of free CI3+: Reactions with the weak Lewis Bases PX3 (X = Cl-I), AsI3 and Et2O.”

            I. Raabe, C. Röhr, I. Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2007, 5376-5386.

Of all articles of Dalton Trans., this article is the most downloaded in April 2008.

73.)     “A Computational Study of the Enthalpies of Formation DfH° and Mean Bond Enthalpies (mBEs) of
H4-nEXn0/- and H3-nEXn+/0 (E = C, B; X = F-I).“

            I. Raabe, D. Himmel, I. Krossing*, J. Phys. Chem. A 2007111, 13207-13217.

72.)     “Hydrodefluorination of non-activated C–F bonds by diisobutylaluminiumhydride via the aluminium cation [i-Bu2Al]+.”

            M. Klahn, Ch. Fischer, U. Rosenthal and I. Krossing, Tetrahedron Lett. 200748, 8900-8903.    

71.)     “Homoleptic Cu-phosphorous and Cu-ethene complexes.”

            G. Santiso-Quiñones, A. Reisinger, J. Slattery, and I. Krossing*, Chem. Commun. 2007, 5046-5048.



70.)     “Cationic P-S-X Cages (X = Br, I).“

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, E. Matern, Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 1703.

69.)     “A spirocyclic P-S Cage Cation: Synthesis and Formation of P7S6I2+.“

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, E. Matern, Chem. Eur. J. 200612, 1986.

68.)     “Silver Complexes of cyclic Hexachlorophosphazene.“

            S. Antonijevic, M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 1997.

67.)     “Chemistry with weakly coordinating fluorinated alkoxyaluminates: Gas phase cations in the solid state?“

            I. Krossing*, A. Reisinger, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2006250, 2721-2744.     

66.)     “Lewis acid stabilized OPI3.“

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, L. Müller, Chem. Eur. J200612, 5815-5822.

65.)     “Chasing an elusive alkoxide: Attempts to prepare MOC(tBu)(CF3)2.”

            L. Müller, I. Krossing*, R. Scopellitti, Chimia 200660, 220-224.

64.)     “Why are Ionic Liquids liquid? A simple explanation based on Lattice and Solvation energies.”

            J. Slattery, C. Daguenet, P. Dyson, I. Krossing*, H. Weingärtner, A. Oleinikova, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006128, 13427-13434.

This article was Editors Choice in Science (2006 Vol. 314, S.19.) and Analytical Chemistry (2006, S.7906.). The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Web of Science) selected this paper due to the high citations in a two months period in November 2007 as a Hot Paper.            

63.)     “The dielectric response of room-temperature ionic liquids.”

            J. Slattery, C. Daguenet, P. Dyson, I. Krossing, H. Weingärtner*, A. Oleinikova, Ch. Wakai, J. Phys. Chem. A., 2006110, 12682-12688.

The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Web of Science) selected this paper due to the high citations in a two months period in November 2007 as a Hot Paper.

62.)     “AgOC(CF3)3 and AgOSiiPr3: The first Silver Alkoxide and Silyloxide.”

            A. Reisinger, D. Himmel, I. Krossing*, Angew. Chemie. 2006118, 7153-7156.

61.)     “BeBr2(SMe2)2 – A versatile starting material for Be-Chemistry.”

            D. Himmel, I. Krossing*, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2006632, 2021-2023.

60.)     “Reaction of S2CC(PPh3)2 with Silver Salts Containing Weakly Coordinating Anions; Preparation and Crystal Structures of [Ag6{S2CC(PPh3)2}4][BF4]6 9.75 CH2Cl2 and [Ag4{S2CC(PPh3)2}4] [Al{OC(CF3)3}4]4 4.25 C2H4Cl2.“

            W. Petz*, B. Neumüller, I. Krossing, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem. 2006, 859-865.     

59.)     “Reversible Bildung von Polymerketten durch Koordination von Pentaphosphaferrocen an Silber(I)-Ionen.”

            M. Scheer,* L. J. Gregoriades, A. V. Virovets, W. Kunz, R. Neueder, I. Krossing, Angew. Chem. 2006118, 5818-5822.

58.)     ”Semi-Empirical Methods to Predict the Physical Properties of Ionic Liquids: An Overview of Recent Developments.”

            I. Krossing*, J. Slattery*, Z. Physik. Chem. 2006220, 1343-1360.    

57.)     ”Nitronium tetrafluoroborate”.

            I. Raabe, E. Birtalan, I. Krossing*, Acta Crystallographica Section E 2006 Volume 63Part 2, pages i43-i44.




56.)     “Perfluorinated alkoxyaluminate salts of cationic Brønsted acids: Synthesis, structure, and characterization of [H(OEt2)2][Al{OC(CF3)3}4] and [H(THF)2]+[Al{OC(CF3)3}4].”

            I. Krossing*, A. Reisinger, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2005, 1979-1989.

55.)     “Preparation of stable AsBr4+ and I2As-PI3+ salts. Why didn't we succeed to prepare AsI4+ and As2X5+? A combined experimental and theoretical study.”

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2005, 1203-1213.

54.)     "A Theoretical Study on the Formation of EX4+ and E2X5+ (E = P, As; X = Br, I) from Ag+ and EX3/X2."

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, Dalton Trans. 2005, 2022-2030.

53.)     “Studies on the synthesis, structure and reactivity of heterocyclic metallonitridophosphinates.”

            T. Bauer, S. Chatterjee, St. Schulz, M. Nieger, I. Krossing, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2005631, 2900-2906. 



52.)     “From Weakly Coordinating to Non Coordinating Anions? A Simple Preparation of the Silver Salt of an almost Non Coordinating Anion and its Application to Determine the Ground State Structure of the Ag(h2-P4)2+-Cation.“

            A. Bihlmeier, M. Gonsior, I. Raabe, N. Trapp, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 200410, 5041-5052. 

51.)     “A Computational Study of Weakly Coordinating Anions: Relative Stabilities, Acidities of their Parent Lewis Acids.“

            I. Krossing*, I. Raabe, Chem. Eur. J. 200410, 5017-5031.

50.)     “t-BuP(NH2)2 — A Reactive Synthon for the Synthesis of Molecular Imidophosphinates of Group 13 Metals.“

            T. Bauer, S. Schulz*, M. Nieger, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 200410, 1729-37.

49.)     “Non Coordinating Anions: Fact or Fiction? A Survey of Likely Candidates.“

            I. Krossing*, I. Raabe, Angew. Chem. 2004116, 2116-2142.

This review article was selected in a peer review procedure as one of the top 12 reviews within all reviews published with Angewandte Chemie in 2004.

48.)     “Water Adducts of BX3 and CX3+: Implications for Structure, Bonding, and Reactivity.“

            I. Krossing*, I. Raabe, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004126, 7571-7577.

47.)     “Evidence for the Blue 10p S62+ Dication in Solutions of S8(AsF6)2: A Computational Study Including Solvation Energies.“

            I. Krossing*, J. Passmore*, Inorg. Chem. 200443, 1000-1011.

46.)     “Organometallics versus P4 Complexes of Group 11 Cations: Periodic Trends and Relativistic Effects in the Involvement of (n-1)d, ns, and np Orbitals in Metal-Ligand Interactions.“

            H.-Ch. Tai, C. Lim*, I. Krossing, M. Seth, D. V. Deubel*, Organometallics 2004, 23, 2343-2349.

45.)     “Oxidation of CS2 by AsBr4+: The Unexpected Formation of the Simple CS2Br3+ Carbenium Ion.“

            M. Gonsior, I. Krossing*, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 5730-36.

44.)     “The Metastable Partially Positively Charged Se6 Molecule: Preparation, Characterisation and X-ray Crystal Structure of [Ag2(Se6)(SO2)2][Sb(OTeF5)6]2, [Ag2Se6][AsF6]2 and [AgSe6][Ag2(SbF6)3].“

            D. Aris, J. Beck, A. Decken, I. Dionne, I. Krossing, J. Passmore, E. Rivard, F. Steden, X. Wang, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements 2004, 179(4-5), 859-863.

43.)     "On the Formation of Monomeric SbF5 from SbnF5n (n = 2, 3, 4). Implications for the Fluoride Ion Affinity of n SbF5. A Computational Study."

            H. D. Brooke Jenkins, I. Krossing*, J. Passmore, I. Raabe, J. Fluor. Chem. 2004125, 1585.



42.)     “A stable salt of the Tris(ethene)silver Cation: Structure and Characterization of Ag(h2-C2H4)3+[Al(OR)4]- (R = C(CF3)3).

             Ingo Krossing*, Andreas Reisinger, Angew. Chem. 2003115, 5903.

41.)     ”Synthesis and Structures of Alkaline-Earth Metal Supersilanides: tBu3SiMX and tBu3Si-M-SitBu3 (M = Be, Mg; X = Cl, Br).”

             H. W. Lerner*, S. Scholz, M. Bolte, N. Wiberg, H. Nöth, I. Krossing, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 666-670.

40.)     “Structure and Characterization of CI3+[Al(OR)4]- (R = C(CF3)3); Lewis Acidities of CX3+ and BX3 (X = H,F-I).“

             Ingo Krossing*, Angela Bihlmeier, Ines Raabe, Nils Trapp, Angew. Chem. 2003115, 1569.

39.)     “Reactions directed towards Sb(OTeF5)6- salts of new tellurium cations: formation, FT-Raman spectrum and X-ray crystal structure of [Cl3Te-F-TeCl3][Sb(OTeF5)6] containing the μ-fluoro-bis[trichloro-tellurium (IV)] cation.”

             T. Stanley Cameron, Isabelle Dionne, Ingo Krossing, Jack Passmore*, Solid State Sciences 20034, 1435-1441.




38.)     “Diaquadihydroxohexakis(tri-tert-butoxysilanethiolato)octalithium(I)-toluene (1/2).”

Katarzyna Baranowska, Jaroslaw Chojnacki, Wieslaw Wojnowski, Ingo Krossing, Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Structure Reports Online 200258, m569-m570.

37.)     “Thermal hysteresis in dithiadiazolyl and dithiazolyl radicals induced by supercooling of paramagnetic liquids close to room temperature: A study of F3CCNSSN and an interpretation of the behaviour of F3CCSNSCCF3.“

Hongbin Du, Robert C. Haddon, Ingo Krossing, Jack Passmore*, Jeremy M. Rawson, Melbourne J. Shriver, Chem. Comm. 2002, 1836-1837.

36.)     “Synthesis and single crystal X-ray structure of the first imido analog of an eight-membered aluminophosphate heterocycle.“

Tillmann Bauer, Stephan Schulz,* Martin Nieger, Ingo Krossing*, Chem. Commun. 2002, 1422-1423.   

35.)     “A Thallium Coated Dianion: Trigonal Bipyramidal [F2Al(OR)3]2- Coordinated to Three Tl+ Cations in the Ion Pair [Tl3F2Al(OR)3]+[Al(OR)4]- [R = CH(CF3)2.“

Marcin Gonsior, Ingo Krossing*, Norbert W. Mitzel, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2002628, 1821-1830 (Title Page).;2-3

34.)     “PX4+, P2X5+ and P5X2+ (X = Br, I) Salts of the Superweak Al(OR)4- Anion [R = C(CF3)3].“

Marcin Gonsior, Ingo Krossing*, Lutz Müller, Ines Raabe, Chem. Eur. J. 20028, 4475-4492.    ;2-M

33.)     “Extending the Coordination Chemistry of Molecular P4S3: The Polymeric Ag(P4S3)+ and Ag(P4S3)2+ Cations.“

Ingo Krossing*, Ariane Adolf, Marcin Gonsior, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002124, 7111-7116.

32.)     “Approaching the Gas Phase Structures of AgS8+ and AgS16+ in the Solid State.“

Ingo Krossing*, T. Stanley Cameron, Andreas Decken, Isabelle Dionne, Min Fang, Jack Passmore, Chem. Eur. J. 20028, 3386-3401.;2-9

31.)     ”Disodium tetrasupersilyltetragallanediide Na2Ga4R*4(2THF) (R* = SitBu3) - Preparation of a novel gallium cluster compound via dichlorodisupersilyl-digallane R*2Ga2Cl2.”

             N. Wiberg*, T. Blank, M. Westerhausen, S. Schneiderbauer, H. Schnöckel, I. Krossing, A. Schnepf, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2002, 351-356.;2-G

30.)     ”Coordination chemistry of P-rich phosphanes and silylphosphanes. XXVII - The reaction of (tBu2P)- tBu-P=P(Me tBu2) with [Fe2(CO)9] and [(h2-C8H14)2Fe(CO)3].”

U. Englert, E. Matern, J. Olkowska-Oetzel, J. Pikies, G. Fritz*, Ingo Krossing* Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2002628, 446-452.;2-Z

29.)     “Reactions of P4 and I2 with Ag[Al(OC(CF3)3)4]: From Elusive Polyphosphorous Cations to P3I6+ and P5I2+.“

Ingo Krossing, Dalton Trans. 2002, 500-512.

28.)     Superweak Complexes of tetrahedral P4 Molecules with the Silver Cation of Weakly Coordinating Anions.”

Ingo Krossing*, Leo van WüllenChem. Eur. J. 20028, 700-711.      ;2-C




27.)     “P5X2+ (X = Br, I), ein phosphorreiches binäres P‑X Kation mit einem neuartigen C2v-symmetrischen P5 Käfig.“

Ingo Krossing*, Ines Raabe, Angew. Chem. 2001113, 4544-4547.  ;2-C

26.)     “Synthesis and Characterization of an [Al69]3– Anion: Analogies and Differences to the previously Characterized [Al77]2– Cluster.“

Harald Köhnlein, Anderas Purath, Christoph Klemp, Elke Baum, Ingo Krossing, Gregor Stößer, Hansgeorg Schnöckel*, Inorg. Chem. 200140, 4830-4838.

25.)     New Reagents to Introduce Weakly Coordinating Anions of Type [Al(ORF)4]: Synthesis, Structure and Characterization of Cs and Trityl Salts.”

Ingo Krossing*, Helge Brands, Robert Feuerhake, Sven Koenig, J. Fluor. Chem. 2001112, 83-90.

24.)     “Gallium Zigzag Chains as an Ordering Principle in h5-2,5-di-(t-butyl)phospholylgallium(I).“

Jaroslaw Chojnacki, Elke Baum, Ingo Krossing, Duncan Camichael, Francois Mathey, Hansgeorg Schnöckel*, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2001627, 1209-1212.   ;2-1

23.)     “The First Simple, Donor free Salt of the [Sb(OTeF5)6] Anion: Synthesis, Structure, Characterization and Thermochemistry of Cs[Sb(OTeF5)6].“

T. Stanley Cameron, Ingo Krossing, Jack Passmore*, Inorg. Chem. 200140, 4488-4490.

22.)     “Ag(P4)2+: The First Homoleptic Metal-Phosphorus Cation.“

Ingo Krossing, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 4603-4604.

21.)     “The facile preparation of weakly coordinating anions: structure and characterisation of silver polyfluoroalkoxyaluminates Ag[Al(ORF)4], calculation of the alkoxide ion affinity.“

Ingo Krossing, Chem. Eur. J. 20017, 490-502.;2-I




20.)     “Al5Br7 5THF - das erste salzartige Aluminiumsubhalogenid.“

Christoph Klemp, Gregor Stößer, Ingo Krossing, Hansgeorg Schnöckel*, Angew. Chem. 2000112, 3834-3837, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 200039, 3691-3694.    ;2-3

19.)     “Structure, Bonding and Energetics of homopolyatomic Group 16 and 17 Cations.“

Scott Brownridge, H. Donald B. Jenkins*, Ingo Krossing*, Jack Passmore*, Helen K. Roobottom, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2000197, 397-481.

18.)     “Bonding, Structure and Energetics of gaseous E82+ and solid E8(AsF6)2 (E = S, Se).“

T. Stanley Cameron, Robert J. Deeth, Isabelle Dionne, H. Donald B. Jenkins*, Ingo Krossing*, Jack Passmore*, Helen K. Roobottom, Inorg. Chem. 200039, 5614-5631.

17.)     “Basis Set and Correlation Effects in the Calculation of Accurate Gas Phase Dimerisation Energies of two M2+ to give M42+.“

H. Donald B. Jenkins, Luminita C. Jitariu, Ingo Krossing*, Jack Passmore, Reijo Suontamo, J. Comp. Chem. 2000, 21, 218-226.;2-B




16.)     “Preference of npp-npp bonding (n = 3, 4) over purely s-bonded species in M42+ (M = S, Se): The Geometries, Bonding and Energetics of several M42+ Isomers.“

Ingo Krossing, Jack Passmore*, Inorg. Chem. 199938, 5203-5211. 

15.)      “Half-sandwich complexes of (S)-1-amino-2-(methoxymethyl)pyrrolidine (SAMP).“  

Winfried Hoffmüller, Kurt Polborn, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth, Wolfgang Beck*, J. Organomet. Chem. 1999577, 93-102.

14.)     “Synthesis and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Carbonylrhenium Bromide Complexes with Conjugated Pyridines.“

Oliver Briel, Karlheinz Sünkel, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth, Elmar Schmälzlin, Klaus Meerholz, Christoph Bräuchle, Wolfgang Beck*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1999, 483-490.;2-5




13.)     “Functionalised 1,1-Ethene Ditithiolates as Ligands V -  Sythesis and Crystal Structure of Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes with Dithioylidene Barbituric-Acid Ligands - Molecular Structure of a 2,6-Diaminopyridine-Platinum(II) Barbiturate Complex.“

Jörg Knizek, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth, Veronika Plener, Martin Schmidt, Wolfgang Weigand, Z. Naturforsch. 199853b, 1135-1143.

12.)     “Halbsandwich-Komplexe von (S)-1-Amino-2-(methoxymethyl)-pyrrolidin (SAMP).“

Winfried Hoffmüller, Kurt Polborn, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth, Wolfgang Beck*, J. Organomet. Chem. 1998, 564, 179-187.

11.)     “Lithium and Sodium Alkoxy- and Aryloxyhydrido-aluminates in Solution and in the Solid State.“

Heinrich Nöth*, Andreas Schlegel, Jörg Knizek, Ingo Krossing, Werner Ponikwar, Thomas Seifert, Chem. Eur. J. 19984, 2191-2203.;2-Y

10.)     “Tetramethylpiperidine-Alane Adducts tmpH*AlX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) and tmpH*AlH2Cl: Synthesis, Solution Behavior, and X-ray Crystal Structures.“

Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Holger Schwenk-Kircher, Thomas Seifert, Christiane Tacke, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 1925-1930.;2-U

9.)       “Bis(tetramethyl-piperidino)aluminum Halide Adducts tmp2AlX*Do and Tetrahaloaluminates of Tricoordinated Aluminum Cations [tmp2Al(Do)]AlX4.“

Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Holger Schwenk-Kircher, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 927-939.   ;2-I

8.)       “The Aluminum-Nitrogen Bond in Monomeric Bis(amino)alanes: A Systematic Experimental Study of Bis(tetramethyl-piperidino)alanes and Quantum Mechanical Calculations on the Model System (H2N)2AlY.“

Klaus Knabel, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Holger Schwenk-Kircher, Martin Schmidt-Amelunxen, Thomas Seifert, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 1095-1114.;2-D

7.)       “Supersilylelementhalogenide tBu3SiEX2 und (tBu3Si)2EX mit E = Al, Ga, In: Synthese, Eigenschaften und Strukturen.“

Nils Wiberg*, Kerstin Amelunxen, Jörg Knizek, Ingo Krossing, Wolfram Lerner, Z. Naturforsch. 199853b, 333-348.

6.)       “Rearrangement of Bis(dimethylamino)bis(1-indenyl)diborane(4) into Bis(dimethylamino)bis(3-indenyl)diborane(4).“

Jörg Knizek, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Werner Ponikwar, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 505-509.;2-P




5.)       "Donorfreie und donorhaltige Supersilylalkalimetalle tBu3SiM: Synthesen, Charakterisierung, Strukturen."

Nils Wiberg*, Kerstin Amelunxen, Wolfram Lerner, Herbert Schuster, Heinrich Nöth, Ingo Krossing, Martin Schmidt-Amelunxen, Thomas Seifert, J. Organomet. Chem. 1997542, 1-18.

4.)       "Synthesis and Structures of Sodium Phenylhydrazides."

             Jörg Knizek, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Holger Schwenk, Thomas Seifert, Chem. Ber. 1997130, 1053-1062.

3.)       "Synthesis and structures of Bis(tetramethypiperidino)aluminum Halides - X-Ray Crystal Structures of tmp2AlX (X = Cl, Br, I) and (tmp2AlF)2."

Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Christiane Tacke, Martin Schmidt, Holger Schwenk, Chem. Ber. 1997, 130, 1047-1052.

2.)       "Synthesis and X-ray Crystal structure of tmp2Al-Fe(cp)(CO)2: An Alanyl-containing Iron Complex with a tricoordinated Aluminum Atom."

Badri N. Anand, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Inorg. Chem. 199736, 1979-1981.    




1.)        "Über einige Aluminiumbromid-Ether-Addukte: Strukturen in Lösung und im festen Zustand."

Linda Jakobsmeier, Ingo Krossing, Heinrich Nöth*, Martin J. H. Schmidt, Z. Naturforsch. 199651b, 1117-1126.


Books, Book Chapters etc.

 10.)     “Homogen katalysierte Synthese von Oxymethylenethern (OME) durch Aufnahme von molekularem Formaldehyd.”

            A. Peter, E. Jacob, I. Krossing: Buchkapitel in Nachhaltige Kraftstoffe. Herausgeber: Wolfgang Maus, 2019, SpringerVieweg Verlag. ISBN 978-3-662-58006-6.

9.)       “Training on the Project: Weiterbildung und Innovation durch gemeinsames Forschen.”

            J. Ehrenreich, D. Jankowski, I. Krossing: Buchkapitel in Modulare wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung für heterogene Zielgruppen entwickeln. Herausgeber: Juliane Besters-Dilger / Gunther Neuhaus, 2015, Rombach Verlag.

8.)       “‘Unusual Anions’ as Ionic Liquid Constituents.”

            P. Eiden and I Krossing*: Book Chapter in Ionic Liquids Completely UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews, First Edition. Edited by Natalia V. Plechkova and Kenneth R. Seddon. 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

7.)       “Structure and Bonding of the Neutral Chalcogens and their Polyatomic Cations.“

I. Krossing*: Book Chapter for the 2nd edition of the RSC book "Chalcogens"; on invitation by the editor Francesco Devillanova, 2013.

6.)       “Efficient syntheses of Li[Al(ORF)4], Ag[Al(ORF)4] (RF = C(CF3)3, C(H)(CF3)2, C(CH3)(CF3)2)) and [H(OEt2)2]+[Al(OC(CF3)3)4].”

            I. Raabe, A. Reisinger, I. Krossing* 2009: on invitation by the editors H. W. Roesky and Dietmar K. Kennepohl, Experiments in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, 131-144.

5.)       “Nichtmetallchemie.”

R. Steudel*, I. Krossing, Y. Steudel, Textbook2008, 3. Edition, de Gruyter, 558 p.

4.)       “Structure and Bonding of the Neutral Chalcogens and their Polyatomic Cations.“

I. Krossing*: Book Chapter for the RSC book "Chalcogens"; on invitation by the editor Francesco Devillanova, 2006.

3.)       “Chemistry with Poly- and Perfluorinated Alkoxyaluminates: Gas Phase Cations in the Condensed Phase?“

            I. Krossing*, A. Reisinger, Book chapter for the second issue of the Inorganic Chemistry in Focus II (Wiley-VCH); on invitation by the editors G. Meyer, D. Naumann and L. Wesemann; 2005, pp. 65.

2.)       “Molecular Clusters of the heavier Group 15 Elements.“

            I. Krossing* Book chapter for the Wiley-VCH issue “Molecular Clusters of the Main Group Elements“, on invitation by the editors M. Driess and H. Nöth; 2004, pp. 204-229.

1.)       “Homoatomic Sulfur Cations.“

Ingo Krossing*, Book chapter in the Sulfur issue of the Topics in Current Chemistry series by Springer, editor: Ralf Steudel. Topics in Current Chemistry 2003230, 135-152.


Conference Proceedings etc.

1.)       “Synthesis of Oxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers (OMEs).“

Andreas Peter, Harald Scherer, Eberhard Jacob and Ingo Krossing*, Extended written abstract to poster at the Internationaler Motorenkongress, Baden-Baden, 18.-19.02-2020.


Non Refereed Publications

7.)       “Antrittsrede Ingo Krossing; 20. Juli 2019.“

            I. Krossing. Beitrag als neues Mitglied der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften im Jahrbuch der Akademie 2019.

6.)       “Die Wissenschaft in Austausch mit Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft – Formate zur Anbahnung von Transfer- und Trainingsprojekten.”

Julia Juhnke, Damaris Jankowski, Stephan Lengsfeld, Ingo Krossing. Book chapter in Kooperative Gestaltung als Element der Theorie-Praxis-Verzahnung in der wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung. Editors: Christine Bauhöfer, Henning Klaffke, Sönke Knutzen. epubli (TU Hamburg) 2017, 56-69.

5.)       “Die Protoelektrische Potenzialkarte.”

Valentin Radtke, Daniel Himmel, Katharina Pütz, Sascha K. Goll, Ingo Krossing. Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2014, 62, 1061-1064.

4.)       “Design of New Conducting Salts for Modern Lithium Battery Technologies.”

            Philipp Eiden, Ingo Krossing, Book Chapter in The Research Network Electrochemistry and Batteries 2013, pp.39 – 47, published by BASF SE.

3.)       “Exotic and useful cations.”

Nils Trapp, Ingo Krossing. Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2009, 57, 632-634, 636-637.

2.)       “Chemie mit schwach koordinierenden Anionen.“

            I. Krossing* (2005): Beitrag als Akademiepreisträger 2004 im Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2005.

1.)       “Neues aus der Hauptgruppenchemie 2003.“

            I. Krossing*, St. Schulz*, Nachr. Chem. Techn. 2004, 52, 243-250.




Patents and Patent Applications

15.)     “Process for making a partially coated electrode active material.”

            C. Bolli, C. Erk, I. Krossing, A. Martens, H. Sommer. Published as WO2020109360A1 2020. (

14.)     “Flussbatterie”. (Hybrid redox flow battery based on chloromanganate ionic liquids).

            I. Krossing, B. Burgenmeister, M. Schmucker, International patent application 2019: PCT/EP2019/067526 'Flussbatterie'_ZEE20170926.

13.)     “Probe System („IASAP“).” (Probe system for handling of air sensitive inorganic materials for mass spectrometry)

            P. Weis, A. Hoffmann, I. Krossing, US provisonal patent application  62/243,881, 2015. World patent application WO 2017070208 A1 (

12.)     “Photoinitiator für die kationische Photopolymerisation.”

R. Liska, D. Bomze, I. Krossing, Austrian Patent Application, A 577/2015 „Kationischer Photoinitiator“, 2015, and world patent application WO 2017035552 A1. (

11.)     “Catalyst comprising fluorinated metal oxide, manufacture process and hydrogenation process.”

E. Frei, V. Dybbert, M. Hill, A. Schaadt, T. Ludwig, H. Hillebrecht, J. Eicher, I. Krossing, European Patent Application, EP 14191287.4-1352, 2014 and WO 2016066823 A1, 2016. (

10.)      “Inorganic coordination polymers as gelling agents”

Ingo Krossing, Philipp Eiden, Mario Sander, Steffanie Reininger, Arnd Garsuch, Michael Schmidt, Rene Schmitz, European Patent Application 14156852.7-1359 2014. United States Patent Application 20160365605 ( Chinese Patent Application CN 106463764 A. World patent application WO 2015128363 A1.

9.)       “Use of lithium alkoxyborates and lithium alkoxyaluminates as conducting salts in electrolytes of lithium sulphur batteries”

Ingo Krossing, Lucia Alvarez Hernandez, Philipp Eiden, Michael Rohde, Fadime Bitgül, Verena Leppert, Arnd Garsuch, World patent application WO 2015007586 A1, 2013. (

8.)       “Use of lithium alkoxyborates and lithium alkoxyaluminates as conducting salts in electrolytes of lithium ion batteries”

Ingo Krossing, Lucia Alvarez Hernandez, Philipp Eiden, Michael Rohde, Fadime Bitgül, Verena Leppert, Michael Schmidt, Arnd Garsuch, Günther Semrau, European Patent Application EP 2827430 A1, 2013. (

7.)       „Isobuten-Polymerisation.“

                H. M. König, I. Krossing, Patent application WO2011054785A1, 2010.

6.)       „Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur simultanen Mikrostrukturierung und Dotierung von Halbleitersubstraten.“

K. Mayer, C Knapp, I. Krossing, Internationale Patentanmeldung PCT/EP2010/000918. 2010.

5.)       „Verbindung aus einem protonierten Aromaten und einem schwach koordinierenden Anion als Polymerisationskatalysator für Isobuten oder ein Isobuten-haltiges Monomerengemisch.“

N. Hildebrandt, H. M. König, P. Hanefeld, K. Mühlbach, G. Steinfeld, I. Krossing.
Internationale Patentanmeldung PF 0000062196/Ab, EP 09161990.8, 2009.

4.)       „Verfahren zur Herstellung von Homo- oder Copolymeren.“

P. Hanefeld, M. Sigl, V. Boehm, M. Roeper, H.-M. Walter und I. Krossing,
International Patent Application WO2010139684A1, 2009.

3.)       “Verfahren zum Behandeln von Rauchgas bei Kraftwerken und anderen Anlagen.”

            F. Krass, I. Krossing, G. Steinfeld, International Patent Application PCT/EP2008/053025: 2008.        

2.)       “Preparation of highly reactive isobutylene homo- or copolymers using metal-containing catalyst complexes.”

            P. Hanefeld, M. Sigl, V. Boehm, M. Roeper, H.-M. Walter und I. Krossing, International Patent Application 2006-EP68467 (WO2007057405A1)2007 und Europäische Patentanmeldung PF 0000057338/Ab, EP 06819481.0, 2010.

1.)       “Method for the production of salts of weakly coordinating anions, salts thereof and use thereof.“

I. Krossing, M. Gonsior, L. Müller, WO2004-EP12220 2005054254, 2005, p. 27 pp.