Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 18

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: Al50C120H180: A Pseudofullerene Shell of 60 Carbon Atoms and 60 Methyl Groups Protecting a Cluster Core of 50 Aluminum Atoms (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 24/2004)

43_24/2004A model Al50 cluster is part of the largest known molecular organometallic compound comprised of metal, carbon, and hydrogen. A central Al8 unit (blue in the picture) is made up of 42 Al atoms (silver), 12 of which carry pentamethylcyclopentadienyl (Cp*) groups. The 60 methyl groups of the Cp* ligands (red pentagons) produce a surface topolgy reminiscent of a football. Further details on this Al50Cp${{{\ast 12\hfill \atop 12\hfill}}}$ cluster can be found in the Communication by H. Schnöckel et al. on page 3186 ff.

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