Jorge Borges-González, Andrés Feher-Voelger, Fernando Pinacho Crisóstomo, Ezequiel Q. Morales and Tomás Martín
The front cover picture, provided by Tomás Martín and co-workers illustrates a new type of organocatalyst based on sugar amino acids (SAA). These hybrid dipeptide-like organocatalysts combine two highly-modulable building blocks: amino acids and carbohydrates. The carbohydrate motif is embedded in the peptidic backbone and induces a well-defined conformation that is responsible for the reactivity and stereoselectivity. Details can be found in the communication on pages 576–583. (J. Borges-González, A. Feher-Voelger, F. P. Crisóstomo, E. Q. Morales, T. Martín, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, 359, 576–583; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201601193).