Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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_22b/2008Inside Cover: Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (F-POSS) (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 22/2008)

The lotus leaf obtains its superhydrophobic properties from the presence of both microscopic and nanoscopic roughness on the leaf surface. A fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (FD-POSS) forms a molecular package with similar nanoscopic surface roughness. J. M. Mabry, A. Vij et al. report in their Communication on page 4137 ff. on what is probably the most hydrophobic crystalline compound known. Leaf photographs: William Thielicke and Yves Rubin.

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