Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 44

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

51_02/2012Cover Picture: Self-Assembled Light-Harvesting Peptide Nanotubes for Mimicking Natural Photosynthesis (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2/2012)

Light-harvesting peptide nanotubes that integrate photosynthetic units through self-assembly are presented by C. B. Park and co-workers in their Communication on page 517 ff. Structure and electrochemical properties of the peptide nanotubes are similar to those of photosystem I in natural photosynthesis and thus allow the peptide nanotubes to mimick natural photosynthesis.

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The magnesium catalyst described by Hultzsch and co-workers in their Communication on page 394 ff. sidesteps the equilibria described originally by Grignard (left) and Schlenk (right) and catalyzes the enantioselective hydroamination of aminoalkenes and vinyl arenes.


In their Communication on page 487 ff., G. Izzet, M. Ménand, M. Sollogoub, A. Proust, and co-workers describe how the encapsulation of the organic moiety of a polyoxometalate hybrid in a cyclodextrin allows auto-healing after application of basic stress.

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In their Communication on page 445 ff. S. Lee, X. Chen, et al. describe the simultaneous delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) and small-molecule drugs by nanoparticles that are based on hyaluronic acid and a zinc(II) dipicolylamine analogue.