Inside Cover: Improving Hydrothermal Carbonization by Using Poly(ionic liquid)s (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 23/2013)



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Sugars can be directly … … transformed into porous nitrogen-doped carbon materials in the presence of poly(ionic liquid)s. In their Communication on page 6028 ff., J. Yuan, Y. Wang, and co-workers describe the application of this method to synthesize carbon particles 20–50 nm in size and also to synthesize, in one step, nitrogen-doped carbon materials embedded with core–shell Au–Pd nanoparticles.