In this issue, C. Stubenrauch and F. Gießelmann review gelled complex fluids, their unique structures, and mechanical stability. Which systems are formed through orthogonal, i.e., independent and simultaneous, self-assembly of the components? The Highlight deals with double bonds between germanium atoms in Zintl phases (U. Ruschewitz).
In the Communications section, H. Grothe et al. reveal the structure of metastable nitric acid trihydrate in ice clouds (see picture). L. De Cola et al. describe breakable hybrid organosilica nanocapsules for protein delivery, and M. Evangelisti et al. observed a rotating magnetocaloric effect in an anisotropic molecular dimer. A. Nishida et al. succeeded in the total syntheses of (+)-grandilodine C and (+)-lapidilectine B.
- Angewandte Chemie 10/2016: In the Cloud(s),
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (10).