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For 48+ years, the Aldrichimica Acta has been an open-access, international forum for the frontiers of chemical research. Topical and timely reviews, written by prominent chemists from around the world, cover a variety of topics usually based on a synthetic theme involving organic, organometallic, or bio-organic chemistry. It has been ranked number one by Impact Factor® (IF) among more than 50 international journals in the field of Organic Chemistry in eleven out of the past eleven years, with recent IF scores of 12.231 (2012), 16.333 (2013), and 17.083 (2014) (Thomson Reuters; Journal Citation Reports® 2012, 2013, and 2014 Science Editions).


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Aldrichimica Acta 2016, Vol. 49, No. 2

Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904)
Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth, ca. 1890

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Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds (oil on wood panel, 34.8 × 45.6 cm) was painted by Heade in 1871 following his trip to Central America. The painting was featured on the cover of Aldrichimica Acta, Vol. 35, No. 3 (2002). It proved to be one of the most popular Acta cover paintings with readers. Heade painted several variations on the theme of hummingbirds and tropical flowers, as well as still lifes of magnolias. These are found in various art museums and galleries as well as in private hands. Perhaps, the best place to view images of them online would be martin-johnson-heade.org.

Detail from Giant Magnolias on a Blue Velvet Cloth. Photo courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


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