Inside Cover, Volume 34, Issue 26



The cover depicts a Stone–Wales (SW) defective single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) surrounded with several 1,3- dipoles such as azomethine ylide and nitrone. Using a two-layered ONIOM method by Tao Yang, Xiang Zhao, and Shigeru Nagase on page 2223, 1,3–dipolar cycloadditions of several 1,3-dipoles upon SW defective and defect-free SWNTs are systematically studied. Compared with defect-free SWNTs, the SW defective SWNTs exhibit the higher chemical reactivity. The larger the diameter of the SWNT, the lower chemical reactivity the SW defective SWNT shows.