Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 32

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_49b/2012Back Cover: A Supramolecular System for the Electrochemically Controlled Release of Cells (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49/2012)

Electrochemically activated cell release by using redox-active supramolecular complexes assembled on microelectrodes is described by P. Jonkheijm et al. in their Communication on page 12233 ff. Host molecule cucurbit[8]uril links surface-bound viologen to solution-exposed RGD peptides to form a cell-adhesive surface. Electrochemical reduction results in dissociation of the supramolecular complex, release of the RGD peptides, and detachment of cells from the surfaces.

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