Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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, Zeitschrift für Chemie

45_31/2006Cover Picture: Antibacterial Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry—Exodus or Revival? (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2006)

The exceptional often hides within the ordinary. In 1503, Albrecht Dürer saw a complex microcosm concealed in an apparently unimportant piece of turf (“Great Piece of Turf” with courtesy of In a similar fashion, chemical postevolution can elicit exceptional properties from known natural products. In their Review on page 5072 ff., Häbich and co-workers analyze the application of this principle on antibiotics.

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