Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 23

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, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Supramolecular Construction of Molecular Ladders in the Solid State (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2/2004)

43_02/2004A supramolecular approach to covalent synthesis allows the photoconversion of polyenes into ladderanes, which are challenging synthetic targets discovered in the lipid membranes of the anammox bacteria that participate in the oceanic nitrogen cycle. In their Communication on page 232 ff. X. Gao, T. Frisčić, and L. R. MacGillivray explain how solid-state synthesis directed by molecular templates can provide gram quantities of the ladderanes in quantitative yield. Thus, ladderanes bridge a gap between conventional synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, and biology.

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