In this issue, C. M. Niemeyer et al. review cascades in compartments for machine-assisted biotechnology. How can molecular scaffolds with small cross-linkers, proteins, nucleic acids, colloids, and patterned surfaces be used to arrange the catalytic units? The Highlights deal with enantioselective [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements (K. J. Kock and R. M. Koenigs) and autocatalytic N-methylation in biosynthesis (H. Aldemir and T. A. M. Gulder).
In the Communications section, B. H. Meier et al. describe correlation-time analysis by NMR spectroscopy (see picture). R. E. Winpenny et al. present a family of heterometallic titanium(IV)–metal(III) rings with structure control through templates. X. Qu et al. used manganese dioxide nanozymes as responsive shells for individual living-cell encapsulation.
- Angewandte Chemie 44/2017: Perfect Arrangement,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56 (44).