European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 25

Editor: Haymo Ross, Deputy Editor: Susan Wilkinson

Impact Factor: 3.154

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 14/58 (Chemistry Organic)

Online ISSN: 1099-0690

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

2014_25/2014Diazocines on Molecular Platforms (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 25/2014)

The cover picture shows an artistic view of paramecia with artificial cilia. Cilia were probably the first strategy towards directed motion in evolutionary biology, emerging more than a billion years ago. Tremendous developments in dynamic supramolecular chemistry notwithstanding, artificial cilia are still elusive. Chiral, unidirectional molecular switches mounted on surfaces are the prerequisite for inducing cilia-driven directed motion. The article by R. Herges et al. on p. 5456 ff outlines how simple azobenzenes are transformed into chiral switches equipped with a molecular platform to mount them on gold surfaces.

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