Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Real-Time Observation of Ionization-Induced HydrophobicHydrophilic Switching (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 38/2005)
The intermolecular binding motif of the argon atom in a phenol···Ar dimer has been monitored on the picosecond timescale by time-resolved UV–UV(pump)–IR(probe) ionization depletion spectroscopy. The cover picture shows the dynamic process, which involves a shift of the initially π-bound Ar atom to a hydrophilic, hydrogen-bound site. For more details, see the Communication by M. Fujii, K. Müller-Dethlefs, and co-workers on page 6149 ff.
Also of Interest
Humans can distinguish more than 10 000 odors. But how are these odors perceived and processed in the brain? R. Axel and L. Buck describe their research on page 6111 ff. and page 6128 ff., respectively, work for which they received the 2004 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.
In their Communication on page 6142 ff., T. Classen, S. Fabris, K. Kern, and co-workers describe the templating effect of the Cu(110) surface on trimesitylic acid that results in the formation of one-dimensional metal–organic coordination chains.
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