European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 33

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (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

2015_33/2015Ferrocene-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with Functionalised Benzyl Substituents (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 33/2015)

The cover picture shows the core of the molecular structure of metal complexes containing a ferrocene-based N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. Such compounds are prospective metallopharmaceuticals. Substituents that can be used for tuning the lipophilicity, which is an important factor for cellular uptake through biological membranes, are indicated symbolically. The cover background (courtesy of Prof. Angela Wöhrmann-Repenning) shows the statue of Hercules, which is a famous landmark of the city of Kassel, the home of our university. It is in Wilhelmshöhe Park, Europe?s largest hill park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This mythological figure is associated with particularly challenging tasks, and finding new and potent pharmaceuticals is one of today?s biggest challenges. The cross-section of a lipid bilayer schematically shown in the cover image alludes to another main attraction of Wilhelmshöhe Park, Devil?s Bridge. Details are discussed in the article by U. Siemeling et al. on p. 5457 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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