Cover Image, Volume 34, Issue 15


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Developable domains characteristic of columnar mesophases are seen when mixed-valent diruthenium tetracarboxylates are observed under a polarizing optical microscopy by Maria Castro, Adrian Roitberg, and Fabio Cukiernik on page 1283. Molecular dynamics simulations with an extended AMBER force field provide insights about the relative contributions of different intermolecular interactions to the supramolecular architecture of these coordination polymers in the liquid crystalline phase. The cover shows two snapshot views from the molecular dynamics calculation, which are overlaid onto an image from the microscope.