Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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

47_15b/2008Inside Cover: Metal–Oxygen Isopolyhedra Assembled into Fullerene Topologies (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 15/2008)

Metal–oxygen cage clusters with fullerene topologies can be assembled from uranyl hexagonal bipyramids under certain conditions, as described by P. C. Burns and co-workers in their Communication on page 2824 ff. A cluster containing 50 polyhedra has the same topology as the fullerene C50Cl10. Synthesis of a cluster containing 40 uranyl hexagonal bipyramids demonstrates that the inclusion of topological squares in addition to pentagons and hexagons gives access to topological isomers that are not possible for carbon fullerenes.

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