Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2/1992)
The cover picture shows a section of a high-frequency oven used in a novel synthesis of fullerenes. The reaction zone (at approximately 2800°C, the light is dimmed by the soot beginning to deposit) is depicted at the start of the fullerene production. The inductor, boron nitride insulation tube, quartz tube, and initial formation of smoke can be seen. More about the novel efficient synthetic method is reported by M. Jansen and G. Peters on page 223. The boom in fullerene chemistry continues. The third in a series of highlights on the important recent results (previous updates were published last year in the January and June issues) will appear in the next issue. An overview of the preparations, properties, and reactions of C60 is planned. This issue includes two highlights on silicon clusters including Si60 (p. 173). a communication on He@C60 (p. 183), and, last but not least, an exciting account by H. Kroto on the start of the fullerene story (p. 111).