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Editor: Marisa Spiniello. Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Driess, Michal Hocek, Tetsuro Majima

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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April 21, 2017

ChemPlusChem 4/2017: Biofest Special Issue

ChemPlusChem 4/2017: Biofest Special Issue

This special issue organized by guest editors Silviu Balaban, Luisa DeCola, and Wolfgang Schuhmann focuses on bioinspired chemistry, biomaterials, and bioelectrochemistry. Particular highlights include: a VIP communication by Olaf Rüdiger on a hydrogenase for solar water splitting and HIP papers by Renate Bilewicz on lipidic nanoparticles used for drug delivery and by Sylvie Begin-Colin on iron oxide nanoparticles in imaging. Minireviews by Jean Weiss on porphyrins as hemoprotein models and molecular wires, Segey Schleev on the development of implanted fuel cells, and Ross Milton and Shelley Minteer on bioelectrosynthesis for ammonia production provide a broader context.

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    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201700162

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