Cover Picture ArtemisoneЧA Highly Active Antimalarial Drug of the Artemisinin Class (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 132006)код для вставкиСкачать
Cover Picture Richard K. Haynes,* Burkhard Fugmann, Jrg Stetter, Karl Rieckmann, Hans-Dietrich Heilmann, Ho-Wai Chan, Man-Ki Cheung, Wai-Lun Lam, Ho-Ning Wong, Simon L. Croft, Livia Vivas, Lauren Rattray, Lindsay Stewart, Wallace Peters, Brian L. Robinson, Michael D. Edstein, Barbara Kotecka, Dennis E. Kyle, Bernhard Beckermann, Michael Gerisch, Martin Radtke, Gabriele Schmuck, Wolfram Steinke, Ute Wollborn, Karl Schmeer, and Axel Rmer Qing hao su, or artemisinin, is the active compound isolated from the herb Artemisia annua (qīng hāo) shown in the cover picture. The Chinese text shown describing its use in Chinese medicine dates back to 340 AD. Derivatives of artemisinin are currently used for the treatment of malaria. In their Communication on page 2082 ff., R. K. Haynes et al. describe the preparation and superior efficacy of the new derivative artemisone against the malaria parasite. (Chinese text verified by Prof. Chun-Tao Che.) Optical Data Storage Media In their Review on page 2016 ff., H. Mustroph et al. explain the principles of the widespread CD und DVD technologies. These media rely heavily upon the development of new organic dyes. Cyclization and Self-Assembly J. L. Kiplinger, D. E. Morris, and co-workers present complexes with a triangle of actinide metal centers linked by 5,6-dicyano-1-methyl-3-(N-methylamino)isoindolyl ligands in their Communication on page 2036 ff. Chiral Mesostructures Mesostructured fibers of MCM-41, which were prepared in the presence of an achiral surfactant by a simple dilute synthesis system, are surprisingly chiral. The details of these findings are given by Tang et al. in their Communication on page 2088 ff.