Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 28

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, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

52_08i/2013Inside Cover: Asbestos-like Pathogenicity of Long Carbon Nanotubes Alleviated by Chemical Functionalization (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 8/2013)

Alleviation of the asbestos-like pathogenicity of long, pristine carbon nanotubes is possible by modifying their surface and reducing their effective length by de-bundling, following certain types of chemical functionalization. In their Communication on page 2274 ff., M. Prato, A. Bianco, K. Kostarelos, et al. show that a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction on carbon nanotubes produces well-dispersed individualized nanotubes with a risk-free toxicity profile.

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