Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 27

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: Platonic Gold Nanocrystals (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 28/2004)

43_28/2004Platonic shapes of gold nanocrystals are prepared by a modified polyol process in the presence of the surface-regulating polymer poly(vinyl pyrrolidone). P. Yang and co-workers describe in their Communication on page 3673 ff. how the careful regulation of the growth rate along different crystallographic directions allows exquisite shape control. The drawing in the center of the cover picture was proposed by the astronomer Johannes Kepler in the 17th century, in which one platonic solid fits between each pair of planetary spheres.

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