Cover Picture: Enhancing the Light Harvesting Capability of a Photosynthetic Reaction Center by a Tailored Molecular Fluorophore (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Francesco Milano,

    1. Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Dr. Rocco Roberto Tangorra,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Dr. Omar Hassan Omar,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Dr. Roberta Ragni,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Dr. Alessandra Operamolla,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Prof. Angela Agostiano,

    1. Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
    2. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Prof. Gianluca M. Farinola,

    Corresponding author
    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
    • Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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  • Dr. Massimo Trotta

    Corresponding author
    1. Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
    • Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari (Italy)
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Abstract

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A hybrid photosynthetic machine capable of exploiting solar energy for photoconversion is described by G. M. Farinola, M. Trotta, and co-workers in their Communication on page 11019 ff. The simplest photosynthetic protein able to convert sunlight into other energy forms is covalently functionalized with a tailored organic dye to obtain a fully functional hybrid complex that outperforms the natural system in conversion and light-harvesting ability. Photograph by Francesca Suaria.

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Cluster Compounds

In their Communication on page 11073 ff., J. E. Hutchison, D. W. Johnson, and co-workers show by NMR spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering that a Ga13 cluster persists as a discrete nanoscale structure in an aqueous solvent.

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Computational Chemistry

In their Communication on page 10997 ff., C. Rovira, G. J. Davies, and co-workers use QM/MM calculations to investigate the free-energy landscape of an isolated alpha-mannoside.

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Therapeutic Nanoparticles

In their Communication on page 11039 ff., S.-H. Lee, T. Hyeon, and co-workers show that discrete, uniform 3 nm PEGylated ceria nanoparticles can protect against ischemic stroke by scavenging reactive oxygen species and reducing apoptosis.

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Ancillary

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