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, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

46_21b/2007Inside Cover: Encoding Molecular-Wire Formation within Nanoscale Sockets (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 21/2007)

Coordination chemistry provides a versatile method to form molecular-scale wires between nanoscale electrodes, as S. J. Wind, C. Nuckolls, and co-workers describe in their Communication on page 3892 ff. First, a bifunctional molecule is assembled into a monolayer on the electrode surface such that only one end of the molecule reacts with the electrode, and then a second molecule (e.g. a metal ion, as shown in the picture) is introduced to span the gap between the termini of the closely spaced nanoscale films.

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