Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Enhancing the Light Harvesting Capability of a Photosynthetic Reaction Center by a Tailored Molecular Fluorophore (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44/2012)
A hybrid photosynthetic machine capable of exploiting solar energy for photoconversion is described by G. M. Farinola, M. Trotta, and co-workers in their Communication on page 11019 ff. The simplest photosynthetic protein able to convert sunlight into other energy forms is covalently functionalized with a tailored organic dye to obtain a fully functional hybrid complex that outperforms the natural system in conversion and light-harvesting ability. Photograph by Francesca Suaria.
Also of Interest
In their Communication on page 11073 ff., J. E. Hutchison, D. W. Johnson, and co-workers show by NMR spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering that a Ga13 cluster persists as a discrete nanoscale structure in an aqueous solvent.
In their Communication on page 10997 ff., C. Rovira, G. J. Davies, and co-workers use QM/MM calculations to investigate the free-energy landscape of an isolated alpha-mannoside.
In their Communication on page 11039 ff., S.-H. Lee, T. Hyeon, and co-workers show that discrete, uniform 3 nm PEGylated ceria nanoparticles can protect against ischemic stroke by scavenging reactive oxygen species and reducing apoptosis.