Welcome to the Straub Group
Our EurJIC May issue cover picture shows a Madagascar day gecko in a coconut with a locust on top. Gecko toes hold on to slithery surfaces due to van der Waals forces, which are also relevant for the lipophilic altebate anion.
A Lipophilic, Fluorine-Free, Thermostable, Inexpensive, S4-Symmetric, Highly Soluble, Weakly Coordinating, Protolabile Aluminate
Bernd F. Straub*, Michael Wrede, Karin Schmid, Frank Rominger, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 1907-1911.