Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 47

Editor: Neville Compton; Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_08b/2011Back Cover: Spectroscopic Observation of Matrix-Isolated Carbonic Acid Trapped from the Gas Phase (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 8/2011)

The tail of comets such as Hale-Bopp may contain gas-phase carbonic acid. In their Communication on page 1939 ff., Grothe, Loerting, and co-workers report the IR spectra of carbonic acid molecules trapped from the gas phase, information critical in identifying this compound in astrophysical environments. The comet image was provided by E. Kolmhofer and H. Raab, Johannes-Kepler-Observatory, Linz (Austria).

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