In celebration of its 10th anniversary, ACS Catalysis has highlighted impactful papers from across the globe. A 2012 paper by Bas de Bruin features in the top five of most cited papers with corresponding authors working in Germany and the Netherlands.
The review paper Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Versatile New Tools to Control Catalytic Reactions features at the fifth place in a ranking based on the number of citations. It provides an overview of the use of redox-active ("redox-noninnocent") ligands to steer and control catalytic reactions, which has become a popular and still growing research field. The ligands offer several handles to control important catalytic parameters, such as the electronic structure, substrate affinity and spin state. In addition, they can participate directly in making and breaking of chemical bonds.
Volodymyr Lyaskovskyy and Bas de Bruin: Redox Non-Innocent Ligands: Versatile New Tools to Control Catalytic Reactions. ACS Catal. 2012, 2, 2, 270–279. DOI: 10.1021/cs200660v