Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Enantiopure Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films: Oriented SURMOF Growth and Enantioselective Adsorption (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 3/2012)
The integration of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) into devices, such as sensors, requires that the MOF is bound to a substrate to give a surface-attached metal–organic framework (SURMOF). In their Communication on page 807 ff. R. A. Fischer, C. Wöll, et al. describe the liquid-phase epitaxial growth of a MOF with camphorate as a chiral framework component. The different adsorption kinetics of pairs of enantiomeric molecules were monitored with a quartz crystal microbalance.
Also of Interest
In their Communication on page 636 ff., E. R. Zubarev et al. use optical microscopy to image breast cancer cells treated with thiolate-protected gold nanorods by optical microscopy.
In their Communication on page 647 ff., K.-Y. Wong, J. A. Piccirilli, M. E. Harris, D. M. York, et al. report that the mechanisms for model RNA cleavage transesterification reactions with a native compound and with two thio-substituted analogues are different.
Nanostructures Mussel adhesive protein serves as a blending partner for the preparation of nanofibers functionalized with various biomolecules. On page 675 ff., H. J. Cha et al. describe their composites, which are promising tools for tissue engineering.