Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Cluster Disorder and Ordering Principles in Al-Stabilized “LaI” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25/2005)
Diffuse diffraction data from disordered compounds can be interpreted with new numerical algorithms; however, there are few examples of quantitative structure refinement against all data and not only Bragg reflections. In the Communication on page 3917 ff., the authors demonstrate the application of evolutionary algorithms to solve the structure of an aluminum-stabilized lanthanum subiodide. The cover picture shows a diffraction pattern of the compound in the background and a section of the disordered structure model in the center.
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Molecular clusters formed by hydrogen bridges can be highly dynamic systems, as described for a fluoromethane–trifluoromethane complex by W. Caminati et al. in their Communication on page 3840 ff.
Pathogenic bacteria that produce metallo-β-lactamases are recognized as a serious threat because of their resistance to antibiotics. In their Communication on page 3861 ff. H. Kurosaki et al. introduce an irreversible inhibitor for the metallo-β-lactamase IMP-1.