Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 11

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

Cover Picture: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 6/2002

06/2002The cover picture shows the electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, a source for commercially available acetylcholinesterase. In an experiment described by K. B. Sharpless and M. G. Finn and co-workers on pp. 1053–1057, a femtomolar inhibitor was assembled by the enzyme from a collection of building blocks containing azide and alkyne functional groups, shown floating in solution. The templated 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction, producing the inhibitor, is represented by the flare of light at the center of the image.

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