In this issue, M. J. MacLachlan et al. review functional materials from cellulose-derived liquid crystal templates. How does their chiral nematic order lead to their use in applications such as optical filters, sensors, and optoelectronics?
In the Communications section, B. Giese et al. report on the formation of silver nanoparticles during electron transfer in peptides (see picture). R. Schlögl et al. investigated the electronic factor in alkane oxidation catalysis, and C. M. Friesen et al. report on a convenient route to tetraalkylammonium perfluoroalkoxides. Y. Tang et al. elucidated the concise biosynthetic pathway of communesin indole alkaloids.
- Angewandte Chemie 10/2015: Order and Applications,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (10).