Angewandte Chemie 13/2012: Chemistry of Life

  • Author: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
  • Published Date: 27 March 2012
  • Source / Publisher: Angewandte Chemie International Edition/Wiley-VCH
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
thumbnail image: Angewandte Chemie 13/2012: Chemistry of Life

What creative and easy syntheses of chiral compounds and natural products are possible by using allenes? The Review by S. Yu and S. Ma addresses this question and also describes the exceptional physical and chemical properties of such compounds. In an Essay, E. M. Simmons and J. F. Hartwig discuss the kinetic isotope effect in C-H bond functionalizations by transition-metal complexes. The Highlights deal with bioactive nanovehicles based on protein polymers (E. Garanger and S. Lecommandoux) and amide solvolysis (J. Aubé).

In the Communications section, F. Castaño et al. show how to detect D-Ribose in the gas phase (and therefore space) by microwave spectroscopy. B. Vauzeilles et al. succeeded in the incorporation of an azide-modified analogue of 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid into a membrane, thereby making it convenient to label bacteria with fluorescent markers by using click chemistry (see picture). C. Verani et al. synthesized two five-coordinate iron(III) complexes with geometries that are based on those found in redox-versatile enzymes. F. Kjeldsen et al. present a method for the protection of phoshphate ester groups during the fragmentation of phosphorylated peptide ions by collision-activated dissociation in phosphoproteomics.

Image: © Wiley-VCH

Article Views: 3256

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from, please contact us first for permission and consult our permisson guidance prior to making your request

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on YouTube Follow on LinkedIn Follow on Instagram RSS Sign up for newsletters

Magazine of Chemistry Europe (16 European Chemical Societies) published by Wiley-VCH