Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 52

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, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_25b/2011Back Cover: Base-Driven Assembly of Large Uranium Oxo/Hydroxo Clusters (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25/2011)

Low-valent uranium clusters provide good models to understand the formation and behavior of UO2 nanoparticles. In their Communication on page 5745 ff., M. Mazzanti et al. present a reproducible method for the synthesis of such clusters. Benzoic acid is used to promote the formation of large oxo–hydroxo clusters, and cluster size can be tuned by the choice of solvent and base, thus leading to a U16 compound that is the largest UIV cluster reported to date.

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