Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Heterogeneously Hybridized Porous Coordination Polymer Crystals: Fabrication of Heterometallic Core–Shell Single Crystals with an In-Plane Rotational Epitaxial Relationship (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2009)
A porous copper coordination framework grew epitaxially as a single crystal on the surface of a single crystal of a porous zinc coordination framework, as described by S. Kitagawa and co-workers in their Communication on page 1766 ff. The picture shows the structural relationship between the copper and zinc frameworks, which has been unveiled by synchrotron surface X-ray diffraction measurements; in-plane rotational epitaxial growth compensates for the different lattice constants of the two crystals.
Also of Interest
The local oxidation of self-assembled monolayers with a scanning probe provides nanoscale surface structures that can be used for the synthesis of functional device features, as shown by U. S. Schubert et al. in their Minireview on page 1732 ff.
Aggregation of the tau protein is a major hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. In the Review on page 1740 ff., B. Bulic, E. Mandelkow, and co-workers discuss current strategies in the search for inhibitors of tau aggregation.
Aggregates of ferromagnetic FePt nanoparticles can be generated with large perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. In their Communication on page 1754 ff., Y. Einaga and M. Suda describe an application of the magnetic-field-assisted layer-by-layer method for the production of functional films.