Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Inside Back Cover: Laponite Blue: Dissolving the Insoluble (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42/2012)
Nanoscaled clay platelets can act as shuttles to transport even completely nonpolar molecules into aqueous solutions. In their Communication on page 10652 ff., U. Kynast et al. give an example for the formation of a colored water-soluble hybrid material composed of the well-known dye indigo, which is notoriously insoluble in its native state, and a synthetic nanoclay. Solids recovered from these solutions are reminiscent of the ancient Maya Blue pigment.