Inside Back Cover: Laponite Blue: Dissolving the Insoluble (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Marina M. Lezhnina,

    1. Institute for Optical Technologies, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt (Germany)
    2. Presently on leave from Mari Technical State University Yoshkar-Ola, Institute of Physics, Lenin-pl. 3, 424000 Yoshkar-Ola (Russia)
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  • Tobias Grewe,

    1. Institute for Optical Technologies, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt (Germany)
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  • Dr. Hardo Stoehr,

    1. Institute for Optical Technologies, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kynast

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Optical Technologies, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt (Germany)
    • Institute for Optical Technologies, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Stegerwaldstrasse 39, 48565 Steinfurt (Germany)
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Abstract

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Nanoscaled clay platelets can act as shuttles to transport even completely nonpolar molecules into aqueous solutions. In their Communication on page 10652 ff., U. Kynast et al. give an example for the formation of a colored water-soluble hybrid material composed of the well-known dye indigo, which is notoriously insoluble in its native state, and a synthetic nanoclay. Solids recovered from these solutions are reminiscent of the ancient Maya Blue pigment.

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