Prof. Pericàs’ article entitled ‘Two distinct conformations of GABA locked by embedding in the bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane core structure‘ has been highlighted on the inside cover of ChemMedChem.
On the other hand, Prof. Palomares’ research on ‘Ruthenium Polypyridyl Sensitisers in Dye Solar Cells Based on Mesoporous TiO2‘ is the cover of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.
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The inside cover picture shows a Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) boy bubbling a scatter plot across the sky representing the preference of the bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane system to adopt a boat over a chair-type conformation, largely independently of substitution patterns. This can be used to constrain the conformation of acyclic units—as was prototypically explored for two bicyclic GABA derivatives—by embedding them into this bicyclic core structure, provided that the latter is conformationally sufficiently robust.
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Two distinct conformations of GABA locked by embedding in the bicyclo[3.1.0]hexane core structure
C. Jimeno, M. A. Pericàs, H. Peter Wessel, A. Alker, K. Müller
ChemMedChem 2011, 6, 1792-1795
|The outside cover picture shows the molecular structure of three ruthenium polypyridyl complexes, namely the tris(isothiocyanato)bis(2,2′-bipyridyl-4,4′-dicarboxylato)ruthenium(II)?2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine-4,4′,4″-tricarboxylic acid tris(tetrabutylammonium) salt (commonly known as Black Dye). The background of the picture corresponds to the drawing of a series of dye-sensitised solar cells, which use ruthenium complexes as photosensitisers. This is the topic of the Microreview by A. Reynal and E. Palomares, in which the properties, synthetic routes and main applications of the most relevant ruthenium–polypyridyl complexes are presented in further detail.
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Anna Reynal and Emilio Palomares