Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 28

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, Zeitschrift für Chemie

49_07/2010Cover Picture: Wacker-Type Oxidation of Internal Olefins Using a PdCl2/N,N-Dimethylacetamide Catalyst System under Copper-Free Reaction Conditions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 7/2010)

A Wacker-type oxidation of internal olefins into ketones is described by K. Kaneda and co-workers in their Communication on page 1238 ff. The reaction proceeds under an atmosphere of O2 in the presence of a homogeneous palladium catalyst with water as the oxygen source. Artistically, the reaction is depicted as moving through an hour glass as the reactants are transformed into product.

Read Full Text  | Table of Contents

Also of Interest

DNA–Protein Conjugatesfor001

DNA–protein conjugates combine the self-assembly properties of nucleic acids with the large repertoire of protein functionality. C. M. Niemeyer describes in his Review on page 1200 ff. how such conjugates can be prepared and what applications they have.


In their Communication on page 1218 ff., M. E. van der Boom et al. report the assembly of gold nanoparticles with a series of pyridyl-containing linkers. The molecular geometries of the linkers are expressed in the structural and optical properties of the AuNP assemblies.

Chemical Dynamicsfor003

S. Lee, Y. S. Choi, S. K. Kim et al. describe in their Communication on page 1244 ff. the photodissociation of diazirine in the S1 state in which the two C-N bonds of the excited diazirine break in a stepwise manner.