Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 36

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

47_11/2008Cover 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.

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