Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Organic Sol–Gel Synthesis: Solution-Processable Microporous Organic Networks (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49/2010)
Microporous networks of rigid organic building blocks can be solution-processed by using an organic sol–gel method. In their Communication on page 9504 ff., J.-W. Park and co-workers describe how organic molecular networks grow by the formation of stable organic sols comprising nanoparticle dispersions. This method enables processing of three-dimensional microporous molecular networks into unprecedented forms such as nanoparticles, membranes, or nanocomposites.
Also of Interest
History of Graphene
In their Minireview on page 9336 ff., D. R. Dreyer, R. S. Ruoff, and C. W. Bielawski examine the development of the synthesis, isolation, and characterization of graphene from 1840 to the present day.
B. S. Moore and T. A. M. Gulder discuss in their Review on page 9346 ff. the salinosporamides, whose potent biological activity and fascinating structure has led to more than 10 total syntheses and the elucidation of their biosynthetic pathways.
In their Communication on page 9368 ff., S. Sun and co-workers describe how synthetic control allowed the catalytic properties of multicomponent nanoparticles with a 5 nm Pd core and a 1–2 nm Au or Au/2 nm FePt shell to be tuned by the shell thickness.