Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 23

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_34/2006Cover Picture: Luminescent One-Dimensional Nanoscale Materials with PtII···PtII Interactions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 34/2006)

Platinum(II)-to-platinum(II) interactions mediate and direct the formation of micro- and nanometer-scale molecular wires of [Pt(CNtBu)2(CN)2]. The cover picture depicts models and microscopy images of the wires. Y. Wang, C.-M. Che, and co-workers describe in their Communication on page 5610 ff. the formation and photophysical properties of these photoluminescent molecular wires. An X-ray crystallographic study provides a structural basis for rationalizing the photoluminescent responses.

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