Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Directed 1D Assembly of a Ring-Shaped Inorganic Nanocluster Templated by an Organic Rigid-Rod Molecule: An Inorganic/Organic Polypseudorotaxane (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 11/2008)
An inorganic/organic polypseudorotaxane ... is formed by the template-assisted cofacial assembly of a ring-shaped polyoxomolybdate cluster with a rigid-rod molecule having a high affinity toward the polyoxomolybdate surface, as described by A. Tsuda, T. Aida, and co-workers in their Communication on page 2070 ff. For the construction of this nanoobject, the polyoxomolybdate clusters are threaded along oligomeric p-phenylenebutadiynylene units and are “stitched” together, as shown in the cover picture, to form the 1D structure.
Also of Interest
In their Minireview on page 1998 ff., C. A. Martińnez-Huitle and E. Brillas give an update on alternatives in drinking water purification and wastewater treatment. Electrochemical processes with diamond electrodes could soon replace the standard chlorination and electrochemical chlorination.
Catalytic Chain Transfer
In their Review on page 2006 ff., T. J. Marks and S. B. Amin show how electron-deficient and electron-rich chain-transfer agents allow selective functionalization and control of molecular weight and microstructure in single-site olefin polymerization reactions.
T. Torres et al. describe in their Communication on page 2026 ff. the self-organization of a covalently linked phthalocyanine–C60 fullerene conjugate on graphite and graphite-like surfaces to give supramolecular fibers and films.