November 2002 issue
Cover illustration: 5,8-Bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)quinoline is a rigid-rod protected di-yne. It is used as a precursor of PtII di-yne species and, like them, exhibits -conjugation through the heteroaromatic linker unit in the backbone. See Khan, Ahrens, Male & Raithby [Acta Cryst. E58, o1220-o1221].