Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Reviews in Angewandte Chemie, written by leading experts, summarize the important results of recent research on topical subjects in all branches of chemistry, point to unresolved problems, and discuss possible developments. Although review articles are generally written upon invitation of the editor, unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome provided they are in keeping with the character of the journal.
Dr. Richard Brimioulle, M. Sc. Dominik Lenhart, M. Sc. Mark M. Maturi, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
All good things come in threes: With catalysis, light, and chirality, three of the most important scientific phenomena merge in the field of the enantioselective catalysis of photochemical reactions. This Review introduces the main concepts and provides an overview of the key findings in this area.
Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
Filling the gaps: The understanding of heterogeneous catalysis is built on a standard model of interface catalysis that was developed from surface physics and theory. This model has significant gaps with regards to transferring knowledge yielded to high-performance catalysts, and approaches to fill these gaps are proposed in this Review.
Advanced Biotechnology: Metabolically Engineered Cells for the Bio-Based Production of Chemicals and Fuels, Materials, and Health-Care Products
Dr. Judith Becker, Prof. Dr. Christoph Wittmann
From cells to cell factories: Modern biotechnology combines systems metabolic and genetic engineering to enable microbes to produce natural value-added products. The picture illustrates the upgrade of the complex cellular metabolism into an industrial cell factory.
Dr. Manuel Moliner, Dr. Cristina Martínez, Prof. Avelino Corma
Molecular traffic control: Multipore zeolites contain channels of different sizes. They can be prepared in a planned manner and their channel structure offers advantages in shape- and size-selective catalysis. The different rates molecules diffuse through the different channels is termed molecular traffic control.
Dr. Dipan Kundu, Elahe Talaie, Dr. Victor Duffort, Prof. Linda F. Nazar
Below lithium: Concerns over the future cost and sustainability of resources of lithium has led to a global trend to develop low-cost sodium-ion batteries. Central to this has been the fast-developing field of non-aqueous batteries that could employ a plethora of materials for the positive and negative electrodes, and electrolytes. Apart from sustainability, they offer structural and electrochemical benefits compared to their Li analogues.
Expanding the Enzyme Universe: Accessing Non-Natural Reactions by Mechanism-Guided Directed Evolution
Dr. Hans Renata, Dr. Z. Jane Wang, Prof. Dr. Frances H. Arnold
Exploiting hidden talents: The engineering of enzymes to catalyze reactions not known in nature will expand the range of transformations that can be promoted by biocatalysis. This Review presents a common pathway by which new enzyme activities evolve in nature and examples of the use of a similar approach to create enzymes for non-natural reactions (see picture).
Dipl.-Chem. Elke Persch, Dipl.-Chem. Oliver Dumele, Prof. Dr. François Diederich
Both are required: Chemical model systems and the study of biological receptors are both required to understand molecular recognition processes. The identification and quantification of noncovalent interactions and deciphering the role of water are key elements for structure-based drug design. Several case studies are presented in which weak intermolecular interactions were applied to innovative ligand design and optimization.
Dr. Liping Wen, Dr. Ye Tian, Prof. Lei Jiang
Wet, wet, wet: Surfaces with super-wettability, including three-dimensional, two-dimensional, and one-dimensional materials surfaces can be prepared. By combining different super-wettability properties, novel functional solid/liquid interfacial systems can be generated and integrated into devices for tackling many different problems.
Prof. Anthony G. Fane, Prof. Rong Wang, Prof. Matthew X. Hu
Membrane technology offers the best options to “drought proof” mankind on an increasingly thirsty planet by purifying seawater or used water. The driving forces for development of membranes for water production are described in this Review. An update is provided for developments in the various preparation techniques for the range of membrane types.
Prof. Steven V. Ley, Daniel E. Fitzpatrick, Dr. Richard. J. Ingham, Dr. Rebecca M. Myers
Transforming chemistry: New technologies and machines have found use as methods for changing the way we work, addressing the resource-based issues encountered in research laboratories by enabling chemists to adopt a more holistic systems approach in their work. This Review focuses on the concepts, procedures, and methods that have far-reaching implications in the chemistry world.