Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 36

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_50i/2011Inside Cover: Completely Encapsulated Oligothiophenes: Synthesis, Properties, and Single-Molecule Conductance (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50/2011)

Encapsulated π-conjugated systems are central building blocks in single-molecular devices. In their Communication on page 11980 ff., Y. Aso, H. Tada et al. report a series of oligothiophenes having homogeneously substituted encapsulating units that maintain the efficient conjugation of the π systems. Owing to the absence of intermolecular interactions between π-conjugated backbones, the electrical conductance of the single molecule determines the real decay constant of the oligothiophenes.

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