European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2017 Issue 20

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2012_32i/2012Inside Cover Picture: Silica Biomorphs: Complex Biomimetic Hybrid Materials from “Sand and Chalk” (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 32/2012)

The inside cover picture shows a polarized optical micrograph of twisted barium carbonate crystal aggregates grown spontaneously under the influence of silica in a gel matrix. These so-called silica biomorphs are unique self-assembled hybrid materials displaying complex shapes and elaborate crystal textures reminiscent of biological architectures – despite their purely inorganic origin. Details of the processes leading to the formation of these fascinating biomimetic structures, their mode of construction, as well as possible applications are highlighted in the Microreview by M. Kellermeier, H. Cölfen, and J. M. García-Ruiz. on p. 5123 ff.

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