Chemistry - A European Journal

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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 24/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3765

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemistrySelect, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Cover Picture

02/2000The cover picture shows a facile and efficient approach to modify the surface chemical properties of polyoxometalates; this method relies on replacing the carge-balancing counter cations from the outer sphere of the cluster anion by surfactants. The resulting surfactant-encapsulated cluster dissolves in common organic solvents, spreads at the air–water interface as a monolayer, forms Langmuir–Blodgett superlattices, and spontaneously forms highly ordered films on solid substrates. The entire process is an intriguing example of how a complex material assembles from simple starting materials through a series of growth and recognition processes. This work is described in more detail by d. G. Kurth et al. on p. 385ff.

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