Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 50

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_24/2007Cover Picture: Tracking the Chiral Recognition of Adsorbed Dipeptides at the Single-Molecule Level (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 24/2007)

As for a couple of tango dancers, mutual conformational changes in homochiral pairs of molecules (in foreground) induce an optimal fit during interaction, but in order not to be lonely (molecule in background) a partner of appropriate chirality must be found. As described in the Communication on page 4492 ff., M. Lingenfelder and co-workers have followed the chiral recognition and discrimination among individual dipeptides with STM movies and have rationalized the process using first-principles and classical molecular-dynamics simulations.

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In their Review on page 4442 ff., I. W. Hamley and V. Castelletto discuss the development of soft materials containing biological moieties and consider the potential applications of such materials.

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