In this issue, D. A. Boyd reviews the role of sulfur in modern materials science. How is it used in vulcanization, batteries, and generally in thiol couplings? In a Minireview, A. Basso et al. discuss photoinduced multicomponent reactions. The Highlight deals with stacking, cutting, and folding to obtain functional graphene-based nanocomposites.
In the Communications section, G. Pintacuda et al. describe the NMR assignment of backbone and side-chain protons in fully protonated proteins (see picture). M. Scheer et al. reveal an organic-substituted As4 butterfly compound, and Y. Kita et al. succeeded in the efficient coupling of quinone monoacetal with phenols to form phenol biaryls.
- Angewandte Chemie 50/2016: Erupting with Possibilities,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (50).