Back Cover: Chirality Transfer in a Methyl Lactate–Ammonia Complex Observed by Matrix-Isolation Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 7/2013)



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Chirality transfer from chiral to achiral molecules can occur through hydrogen-bonding interactions. In their Communication on page 2073 ff., Y. Xu and C. Merten use matrix-isolation vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy to measure the spectral signatures of chirality transfer from methyl lactate to ammonia, data which cannot be obtained in solution owing to the immediate protonation of ammonia (graphic by W. Jäger).