Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

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48/2003

Good News for Red-Wine Lovers
Possible antitumor substances in red wine are formed during ageing in oak barrels
(PDF)

DNA Topoisomerase Inhibitor Acutissimin A and Other Flavano-Ellagitannins in Red Wine

Stéphane Quideau, Univ. Bordeaux (France)


47/2003

Twisted Hat
On the way to a tailored contrast agent for nuclear spin tomography
(PDF)

Towards the Rational Design of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents: Isolation of the Two Coordination Isomers of Lanthanide DOTA-Type Complexes

A. Dean Sherry, U Texas, Dallas (USA)


46/2003

Chemistry Revives Tired Warriors
Restoration of Chinese terracotta army: color retention through electronbeam polymerization
(PDF)

The Restoration of the Largest Archaelogical Discovery—a Chemical Problem: Conservation of the Polychromy of the Chinese Terracotta Army in Lintong

figures.zip (10 MB)

Heinz Langhals, Univ. München (Germany)


45/2003

Molecule Container
Microarrangement of tiny vesicles: attoliter-sized molecular containers
(PDF)

Self-Assembled Microarrays of Attoliter Molecular Vessels

D. Stamou, H. Vogel, EPF Lausanne (Switzerland)


44/2003

Luminescent Crystals with a Shell
Green-emitting lanthanoid nanocrystals with a core-shell structure
(PDF)

Green-Emitting CePO4:Tb/LaPO4 Core-Shell Nanoparticles with 70 % Photoluminescence Quantum Yield

M. Haase, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)


43/2003

Synthese à la surprise
Total synthesis of a phosphatase inhibitor reveals an unexpected selectivity profile: A new basis for drugs?
(PDF)

Total Synthesis and Reassessment of the Phosphatase-Inhibitory Activity of the Antitumor Agent TMC-69-6H

Herbert Waldmann, MPI Dortmund (Germany)


42/2003

Displacement Competition
Search for drugs with the most modern techniques
(PDF)

Competitive Binding Assays Made Easy with a Native Marker and Mass Spectrometric Quantification

Klaus Theodor Wanner, Univ. München (Germany)


41/2003

Two Flies with One Swatter
Injecting carbon dioxide to extract methane from methane hydrate deposits?
(PDF)

Recovering Methane from Solid Methane Hydrate with Carbon Dioxide

John A. Ripmeester, NRC Ottawa (Canada)


40/2003

Breaking down pollutants with sunlight
Carbon-doped titanium dioxide as an effective photocatalyst
(PDF)

Daylight Photocatalysis by Carbon-Modified Titanium Dioxide

Horst Kisch, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)


39/2003

Reknitting Molecules
Designed antitumor agent with a highly promising pharmacological profile
(PDF)

Design and Total Synthesis of a Superior Family of Epothilone Analogues, which Eliminate Xenograft Tumors to a Nonrelapsable State

Samuel J. Danishefsky, Columbia Univ., New York (USA)


39/2003

Organic Magnet
Organic sulfur-nitrogen radical demonstrates ferromagnetism at low temperatures
(PDF)

A Thiazyl-Based Organic Ferromagnet

Jeremy M. Rawson, University of Cambridge (UK)


38/2003

A Question of Wetting
Formation of self-supporting porous membranes and tiny ceramic rings
(PDF)

From Particle-Assisted Wetting to Thin Free-Standing Porous Membranes

Werner A. Goedel, Univ. Ulm / BASF (Germany)


37/2003

Little gems
Large crystals, low temperature: efficient process for the production of synthetic diamonds
(PDF)

Growth of Large Diamond Crystals by Reduction of Magnesium Carbonate with Metallic Sodium

Qianwang Chen, Univ. of Science & Technology of China, Hefei (China)


36/2003

Radical Interceptor
More effective than α-tocopherol (vitamin E): a new class of antioxidants
(PDF)

6-Amino-3-Pyridinols: Towards Diffusion-Controlled Chain-Breaking Antioxidants

Derek A. Pratt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (USA)


35/2003

Nanotubes with a Sandwich
Hybrids of carbon nanotubes and ferrocene molecules as the basis for new solar cells?
(PDF)

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube–Ferrocene Nanohybrids: Observing Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Functionalized SWNTs

Dirk M. Guldi, University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA)


34/2003

Hydrogen for Fuel Cells
A new process for the production of hydrogen with a low carbon monoxide content
(PDF)

Catalytic Reforming of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons for Hydrogen with Low Levels of Carbon Monoxide

James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)


33/2003

Plastic Electronics on the Way
New organic semiconductors: the arrangement of their molecular building blocks determines whether they are n-type or p-type

Building Blocks for n-Type Organic Electronics: Regiochemically Modulated Inversion of Majority Carrier Sign in Perfluoroarene-Modified Polythiophene Conductors

Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL (USA)


32/2003

Poison as Medicine
Carbon monoxide releasing complexes as new pharmaceutical agents?
(PDF)

Templating of Silsesquioxane Cross-Linking Using Unimolecular Self-Organizing Polymers

Robert D. Miller, IBM San Jose, CA (USA)


31/2003

Economical and Explosion-free
A new fuel-cell concept for the catalytic production of hydrogen peroxide
(PDF)

Direct and Continuous Production of Hydrogen Peroxide with 93% Selectivity Using a Fuel-Cell System

Ichiro Yamanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


30/2003

Serine—the Origin of Life?
Stable serine clusters as the starting point for prebiotic reactions and homochiral life
(PDF)

Serine Octamer Reactions: Indicators of Prebiotic Relevance

R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University, Indiana (USA)


29/2003

Tungsten Makes it Happen
Saving energy in one of the most important chemical processes
(PDF)

Solvent-Free Synthesis of Rechargeable Solid Oxygen Reservoirs for Clean Hydrogen Oxidation

Gadi Rothenberg, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


01/2003

Artificial Mini-Hedgehog
Synthesis of star-shaped titanium dioxide/silicon dioxide shells—mimicking biomineralization of marine protozoa
(PDF)

Morphosynthesis of Star-Shaped Titania–Silica Shells

D. Volkmer, Univ. Bielefeld (Germany)


02/2003

Fungi to Fight Asbestos
Bio-decontamination of asbestos-contaminated soils—fungi bind and deactivate asbestos fibers
(PDF)

Soil Fungal Hyphae Bind and Attack Asbestos Fibers

Bice Fubini, Univ. Torino (Italy)


03/2003

A Blocker for the Cellular Shredder
New anti-tumor agent derived from marine bacteria
(PDF)

Salinosporamide A: A Highly Cytotoxic Proteasome Inhibitor from a Novel Microbial Source, a Marine Bacterium of the New Genus Salinospora

William Fenical, La Jolla, CA (USA)


04/2003

Totally Structured
Mini-crystals as building blocks: highly structured materials through self-organized crystal growth
(PDF)

Hierarchical and Self-Similar Growth of Self- Assembled Crystals

Jun Liu, Albuquerque, NM (USA)


05/2003

Euthanasia for Cells
A Molecule off the "drawing board" should restart the disrupted cell death program in tumors
(PDF)

Design and Application of an α-Helix-Mimetic Scaffold Based on an Oligoamide-Foldamer Strategy: Antagonism of the Bak BH3/Bcl-xL Complex

Andrew Hamilton, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)


06/2003

Metamorphosis without Changing Shape
Progress toward rolled-up laptops and mass-produced chips; a new conducting plastic
(PDF)

Facile Solid-State Synthesis of Highly Conducting Poly(ethylenedioxythiophene)

Fred Wudl, Los Angeles, CA (USA)


07/2003

Plastics with a Sense of Order
Liquid crystals as templates for the synthesis of ordered conducting polymers
(PDF)

Liquid Crystal Templating of Conducting Polymers

Samuel I. Stupp, Evanston, IL (USA)


08/2003

Brilliant and Always Clean
Researchers imitate intensely colored self-cleaning butterfly wings: a new approach to coatings?
(PDF)

Structural Color and the Lotus Effect

Figures

O. Sato, Kanagawa (Japan)


09/2003

Molecular Mousetraps
Amino acid detectors: new approaches to protein analysis?
(PDF)

Molecular Mousetraps: Gas-Phase Studies of the Covalent Coupling of Noncovalent Complexes Initiated by Reactive Carbenes Formed by Controlled Activation of Diazo Precursors

Jesse L. Beauchamp, Pasadena, CA (USA)


10/2003

Built-in Self-Destruction
Controlled dissolution of layered films: a new route to targeted pharmaceutical release?
(PDF)

Time-Controlled Desorption of Ultrathin Polymer Films Triggered by Enzymatic Degradation

Figure

Mitsuru Akashi, Kagoshima (Japan)


11/2003

Micro in 3-D
Simple synthesis of three-dimensional microstructures by time-delayed electrodeposition
(PDF)

Simple, Three-Dimensional Microfabrication of Electrodeposited Structures

Robert Langer, Cambridge, MA (USA)


12/2003

Programmed Syntheses
DNA as a template for the synthesis of chemical compounds
(PDF)

Two Enabling Architectures for DNA-Templated Organic Synthesis

David R. Liu, Cambridge, MA (USA)


13/2003

Ammonia for the Primordial Stew
Newly discovered nitrogen fixation reaction could have played a role in the emergence of life
(PDF)

A Possible Prebiotic Formation of Ammonia from Dinitrogen on Iron Sulfide Surfaces

Wolfgang Weigand, Univ. Jena (Germany)


14/2003

Image or Mirror Image?
Determining the configuration of peloruside A, a potential new antitumor agent
(PDF)

Total Synthesis and Absolute Configuration of the Novel Microtubule-Stabilizing Agent Peloruside A

Jef K. De Brabander, Dallas, TX (USA)


15/2003

Molecular Capsules
Polysiloxane nanoparticles with a core and shell can be filled with pigments
(PDF)

Dye Loading of Amphiphilic Poly(organosiloxane)Nanoparticles

Michael Maskos, University of Mainz (Germany)


16/2003

Unpolished
A simple, robust coating process for the production of liquid crystal displays
(PDF)

Noncontact Liquid-Crystal Alignment by Supramolecular Amplification of Nanogrooves

Roeland J. M. Nolte, University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)


17/2003

Sticking Molecules Together
Researchers use a scanning probe microscope to link two individual dendritic polymer molecules
(PDF)

Covalent Connection of Two Individual Polymer Chains on a Surface: An Elementary Step towards Molecular Nanoconstructions

Jürgen P. Rabe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)


18/2003

Nanodiamonds in Oil
Researchers isolate cyclohexamantane, a large, diamondlike molecule, from petroleum
(PDF)

Isolation and Structural Proof of the Large Diamond Molecule, Cyclohexamantane (C26H30)

High-res figures (7 MB)

Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Richmond, CA (USA)


19/2003

Insulated Nanowires
A new composite material: electrically conducting polypyrrole nanofibers in a silicate matrix
(PDF)

Template Synthesis of Polypyrrole Nanofibers Insulated within One-Dimensional Silicate Channels: Hexagonal versus Lamellar for Recombination of Polarons into Bipolarons

Takuzo Aida, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


20/2003

Fungi as microscopic builders
Controlled assembly of highly ordered structures of gold nanoparticles along growing fungal hyphae
(PDF)

Living Templates for the Hierarchical Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles

High-res figures

Chad A. Mirkin, Evanston, IL (USA)


21/2003

New Hope for a Malaria Vaccine
Imitation malaria protein on viruslike particles induces immune system to produce antibodies
(PDF)

A Virosome-Mimotope Approach to Synthetic Vaccine Design and Optimization: Synthesis, Conformation, and Immune Recognition of a Potential Malaria-Vaccine Candidate

J. A. Robinson, Univ. Zürich (Switzerland)


22/2003

Gelling Agent for Catalysis?
New prospects for catalysis: a low-molecular organometallic gelling compound
(PDF)

A Metal–Carbene Carbohydrate Amphiphile as a Low-Molecular-Mass Organometallic Gelator

Karl Heinz Dötz, Univ. Bonn (Germany)


23/2003

Self-healing Micro-spine
Mechanical structures made of tiny beads spontaneously heal after breaking
(PDF)

Self-Healing Systems Having a Design Stimulated by the Vertebrate Spine

Picture (TIF 1.1 MB)

George M. Whitesides, Harvard University (USA)


24/2003

New Hope for Protein Deposits?
Researchers develop a new potential agent against amyloidoses caused by misfolding of transthyretin

Benzoxazoles as Transthyretin Amyloid Fibril Inhibitors: Synthesis, Evaluation, and Mechanism of Action

Jeffrey W. Kelly, La Jolla, CA (USA)


25/2003

Microbes as an Energy Source
A new generation of microbial fuel cells demonstrates amazingly high current density

A Generation of Microbial Fuel Cells with Current Outputs Boosted by More Than One Order of Magnitude

Uwe Schröder, Univ. Greifswald (Germany)


26/2003

Light-driven Propeller
Japanese researchers set the theoretical groundwork for molecular motors that are powered by light
(PDF)

Chiral Molecular Motors Driven by a Nonhelical Laser Pulse

Yuichi Fujimura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


27/2003

Fishing for Flu
New starting point for the diagnosis of influenza
(PDF)

Tethered Neuraminidase Inhibitors That Bind Influenza Virus: A First Step Towards a Diagnostic Method for Influenza

Keith G. Watson, Biota Holdings, Melbourne (Australia)


28/2003

Dye Nanorods
Highly ordered dye aggregates through stepwise organization
(PDF)

Highly Ordered Merocyanine Dye Assemblies by Supramolecular Polymerization and Hierarchical Self-Organization

Frank Würthner, Univ. Würzburg (Germany)


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