Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: Stepwise Synthesis and Coordination Compound of an Inorganic Cryptand (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25/2007)
On the basis of organic cryptands, an inorganic cryptand was designed by C. von Hänisch and co-workers. The coordination of a lithium atom to this framework supports the analogy to the organic ligands. The picture shows the stepwise formation of the complex, as described in detail in the Communication on page 4775 ff. An aerial photograph of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006, is shown in the background.