Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 44

Editor: Neville Compton; Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

46_44/2007Cover Picture: Crystal Engineering: A Holistic View (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44/2007)

What determines the crystal structure, intermolecular interactions or close packing? This dichotomy recurs in crystal engineering, which attempts to understand complexity in molecular solids, as described by G. R. Desiraju in the Review on page 8342 ff. The cover picture shows that while the iodine atoms (blue) are in contact in 1,3,5-trichloro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene, the chlorine atoms (green) are not. The background shows a massive stone wheel of the sun god's chariot in the Konarak temple, symbolizing the scientist's quest for the eternal truth between the atom and the absolute.

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