Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Cover: Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Biofunctional and Fluorescent Silicon Nanoparticles Using Proteins as Hydrophilic Ligands (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 34/2012)
Fluorescent silicon nanoparticles (SiNPs; shiny spheres in the picture) modified with biological molecules are produced under microwave irradiation (ripples), as is described by Y. He, S. T. Lee, and co-workers in their Communication on page 8485 ff. This synthesis strategy offers exciting avenues for designing multifunctional silicon nanostructures.