Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 35

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, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Chemistry and Biology of Roseophilin and the Prodigiosin Alkaloids: A Survey of the Last 2500 Years (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2003)

42_31/2003Raphael's “Mass of Bolsena” depicts the “miracle” that occurred in the small Italian village of Bolsena north of Rome in 1263. The cover picture shows part of the fresco, in which a “bleeding” host is the center of attention. Today we know that such phenomena, which could only be explained as a miracle in the Middle Ages, are caused by prodigiosin-producing bacteria. With an emphasis on the total synthesis, A. Fürstner summarizes the chemistry and biology of these “prodigious” compounds in his Review on page 3582 ff.

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