Angewandte Chemie 18/2012: No End in Sight

  • Author: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
  • Published Date: 28 April 2012
  • Source / Publisher: Angewandte Chemie International Edition/Wiley-VCH
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
thumbnail image: Angewandte Chemie 18/2012: No End in Sight

Yet another total synthesis of strychnine? The reasons why this indole alkaloid is still an important target of synthesis efforts is discussed by J. S. Cannon and L. E. Overman in a Review. A. Simon scrutinizes the reactivity of rare-earth metals with hydrogen in a Minireview. The Highlights deal with reversible bond structures in polymer networks (C. N. Bowman and C. J. Kloxin), highly coordinated planar structures (T. Heine and G. Merino), and a four-wheel-drive electric nanocar (E. C. H. Sykes). In an Editorial, C. Bai discusses why international scientific cooperation is important for science in China.

In the Communications section, K. Kern et al. report on the high selectivity in the formation of coordination nano-architectures from instructed metal–ligand mixtures under surface-confined conditions (see picture). K. M. Sureshan et al. describe how a topochemical click reaction that dispenses with catalyst, solvent, or other modes of activation takes place in crystals of a sugar derivative, and produces linear polymers. J. Okuda et al. succeeded in the synthesis of a cationic calcium hydride cluster that is stabilized by macrocyclic N,N,N,N ligands.

Image: © Wiley-VCH

Article Views: 2917

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