Angewandte Chemie 3/2011 – Natural  Inspiration

Angewandte Chemie 3/2011 – Natural Inspiration

Author: Angewandte Chemie International Edition

In this week’s Review, S. Quideau et al. discuss the chemical properties, biological activity, and synthesis of plant polyphenols. How do these natural products serve plants as a defense and chemists as an inspiration in drug development? The Highlights deal with nanocrystal self-assembly by oriented attachment, hydrogen storage in highly porous metal-organic frameworks, and a genome-wide correlation between mRNA and proteins in a single cell.

In the Communications section, K. Cai et al. report on redox-responsive nanoreservoirs based on silica and collagen for targeted drug delivery. S. Blechert et al. show how to oxidize amines to imines in a metal-free aerobic one-pot reaction. P. Izak et al. present a procedure for the separation of CO2 and impurities from biogas by means of a condensing-liquid membrane (see picture). A. I. Cooper et al. succeeded in the synthesis of a molecular organic solid in which microporosity can be switched on and off.

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