Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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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

52_11b/2013Back Cover: Supramolecular Velcro for Reversible Underwater Adhesion (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 11/2013)

Underwater supramolecular velcro exhibiting strong and reversible adhesion was achieved using a synthetic ultrahigh-affinity host–guest binding pair of cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) and aminomethylferrocene (Fc). In their Communication on page 3140 ff., K. Kim et al. show that the CB[7] loops and Fc hooks anchored on different surfaces adhere robustly under water without the need for curing agents, and the adhesion is mechanically and chemically reversible.

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