The back cover image shows the production of isosorbide from the one-pot hydrolytic hydrogenation and dehydration of inedible cellulose. Dr Fuwei Li and co-workers show that isosorbide production can be achieved under hydrothermal conditions over a recyclable ruthenium catalyst supported on mesoporous niobium phosphate without the addition of soluble acids. This efficient and sustainable protocol could close the carbon cycle as a result of plants taking up CO2 generated from the end products. More details can be found in the Full Paper by Sun et. al on page 2190 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300701).
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