Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: A Spherical Molecule with a Carbon-Free Ih-C80 Topological Framework (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 27/2009)
Template-controlled self-assembly of discrete molecular pentaphosphaferrocene and CuCl units was used to form the first entirely carbon-free molecule that has C80 topology and encapsulates a carborane unit. In their Communication on page 5046 ff., M. Scheer and co-workers report the synthesis and characterization of this impressive supramolecular compound, which displays an electronic interaction between the carborane and the spherical host molecule. C blue, Fe olive, P pink, Cl green, C gray, B/C orange, H white.