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

51_19i/2012Inside Cover: A Strong Bio-Inspired Layered PNIPAM–Clay Nanocomposite Hydrogel (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 19/2012)

Inspired from natural nacre a transparent, layered nanocomposite hydrogel was fabricated from poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and clay. This hydrogel shows excellent mechanical properties and a hierarchical microstructure. In their Communication on page 4676 ff., Q. Cheng et al. introduce a concept for the preparation of wet-chemical high-performance materials that can be used for applications, such as tissue-engineering, sensors, artificial muscles, and underwater antifouling materials.

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