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, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_01b/2009Inside Cover: Ultrastable, Highly Fluorescent, and Water-Dispersed Silicon-Based Nanospheres as Cellular Probes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2009)

Silicon nanospheres are promising as fluorescent biological probes because of their excellent water dispersibility, high photoluminescence, robust photostability, and favorable biocompatibility. In their Communication on page 128 ff., C.-H. Fan, S.-T. Lee, and co-workers describe how the nanospheres, which are remarkably effective in real-time and long-term imaging, have significant advantages over traditional dyes in biological applications.

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