Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 14

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

45_26/2006Cover Picture: Higher-Nuclearity Group 14 Metalloid Clusters: [Sn9{Sn(NRR')}6] (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 26/2006)

Metalloid Clusters possess more metal–metal than metal–ligand contacts and contain metal atoms that participate only in metal–metal interactions. The metalloid cluster shown features a body-centered Sn15 core and six amido ligands (Sn blue, N green, Si yellow, C black). In the Communication by M. F. Lappert, P. P. Power, R. Herber, and co-workers on page 4333 ff., the synthesis and structures of two such clusters are presented along with Mössbauer spectra, which show two distinct Sn environments.

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Structure Elucidationfor001

Significant progress in the elucidation of the structure of the amorphous ceramic Si3B3N7 has been possible through the combination of experimental methods and computer simulations, as discussed by M. Jansen et al. in their Review on page 4244 ff.

Nanoparticle Arraysfor002

In their Communication on page 4266 ff., G. A. Planes and co-workers describe the assembly of Pt clusters into so-called nanoislands and the alignment of the latter into parallel rows on a gold surface.

Chemistry of Sightfor003

Two Communications—that of T. Okada and H. Nakamichi on page 4270 ff., as well as that of V. Buss and co-workers on page 4274 ff.—address the structure of bathorhodopsin, the first intermediate of the rhodopsin visual cycle.