Issue 8 of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry has landed and has brought clouds of chemistry along with it.
The front cover highlights the work of Goran Angelovski and colleagues who report the preparation and characterization of two novel macrocyclic gadolinium pH sensitive smart contrast agents appended with a phosphonate pendant arm and either an aliphatic or aromatic linker.
Synthesis and characterization of pH-sensitive, biotinylated MRI contrast agents and their conjugates with avidin
Sandip M. Vibhute, Jörn Engelmann, Tatjana Verbić, Martin E. Maier, Nikos K. Logothetis and Goran Angelovski
On the inside cover is the HOT article by Maggie He and Jeffrey W. Bode, which we have previously blogged about, highlighting their efforts in isolating a single bullvalene structure from a dynamic mixture of 852 isomers and their computational & network mapping investigations.
E pluribus unum: isolation, structure determination, network analysis and DFT studies of a single metastable structure from a shapeshifting mixture of 852 bullvalene structural isomers
Maggie He and Jeffrey W. Bode
Both of these cover articles are free to access for 6 weeks.
Also in this week’s issue: 1 Emerging area review, 3 Communications & 14 Articles.