In their Communications on pages 7922 ff., 7928 ff., and 7933 ff., B. A. Grzybowski and co-workers develop a computational algorithm to identify one-pot reaction sequences, optimal synthetic pathways, and potential chemical threats from unregulated substances.
S. Takeuchi and co-workers describe the synthesis of macroscopic cables that consist of assembled nanofibers in their Communication on page 7942 ff. The orientation of the nanofibers can be controlled using coaxial microfluidic devices.
In their Communication on page 8021 ff., H. Chen et al. report the highly selective self-assembly of encapsulated gold nanoparticles to form long chains with uniform width and interparticle spacing.