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Keywords:

  • emulsions;
  • hole-shell microparticles;
  • interfaces;
  • microreactors;
  • templated synthesis

Hole–shell microparticles with controllable structures and flexible internal surfaces have been fabricated from controllably evolved water/oil/water emulsions, as described by L.-Y. Chu et al. in their Communication on page 8084 ff. These microparticles could be used as microcontainers for controlled capture/release and as microreactors for confined reactions.

Host–Guest Catalysis

A water-soluble [Fe4L6] capsule catalyzes the hydrolysis of the neurotoxic organophosphate dichlorvos. J. R. Nitschke and co-workers show in their Communication on page 7958 ff. that dichlorvos is hydrolyzed in the capsule and the water soluble products released from it.

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Surface Plasmon Resonances

In their Communication on page 8079 ff., M. A Filler and L.-W. Chou report the synthesis of silicon nanowires containing multiple, axially registered, doped regions, which are investigated by infrared spectroscopy.

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Electrocatalysis

In their Communication on page 8050 ff. Y. Yamauchi et al. report self-supported platinum nanorods that are prepared by electrochemical assembly of platinum-containing micelles in the pores of a polycarbonate membrane.

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