Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 49

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

46_13b/2007Inside Cover: Rings of Nanorods (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2007)

Rodlike nanocrystals typically pack in a parallel fashion as dictated by their anisometric shape and stiffness. In their Communication on page 2195 ff., E. R. Zubarev and B. P. Khanal report the spontaneous self-organization of polymer-coated metallic nanorods into circular arrays (see picture). These superstructures—“rings of nanorods”—are templated by water microdroplets that condense on the surface of nonpolar organic solvents and can be produced in near-quantitative yield in a matter of seconds.

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