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_31b/2008Inside Cover: Synthetic Ion Channel Based on Metal–Organic Polyhedra (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 31/2008)

A synthetic ion channel based on a metal–organic polyhedron (MOP) is described by K. Kim and co-workers in the Communication on page 5755 ff. The MOP transports protons and alkali metal ions across lipid membranes with cation selectivity in the order of Li+≫Na+>K+>Rb+>Cs+. Cation–π interactions between cations and the aromatic rings lining the windows of the MOP seem to play a crucial role in ion transport.

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