Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.587

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 26/157 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

2_06/2007Cover Picture: Unexpected Thermally Stable, Cholesteric Liquid-Crystalline Helical Polyisocyanides with Memory of Macromolecular Helicity (Chem. Asian J. 6/2007)

A good memory for macromolecular helicity is displayed by the one-handed helical sodium salt of poly(4-carboxyphenyl isocyanide) after the complete removal of the optically active amines that induced the helicity. This memory persists even with further modification to the side groups of the amide residues, thus giving designer helical polyisocyanides with outstanding thermal stability in solution, some of which also exhibit liquid crystallinity. To find out more, turn to the Full Paper by E. Yashima et al. on page 755 ff.

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