ChemSusChem

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August 24, 2009

Volume 2, Issue 8

Pages 681–783

  1. Cover Picture

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    3. Graphical Abstract
    4. News
    5. Review
    6. Highlight
    7. Minireview
    8. Communications
    9. Articles
    10. Book Review
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    1. Cover Picture: Towards the Sustainable Production of Acrolein by Glycerol Dehydration (ChemSusChem 8/2009) (page 681)

      Benjamin Katryniok, Sébastien Paul, Mickaël Capron and Franck Dumeignil

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990029

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      The cover picture shows an important route for one of the most promising ways of valorizing glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production, by catalytically converting it into acrolein, which finds use in the synthesis of large-volume chemicals such as methionin for cattle feeding. In their Minireview on page 719, Franck Dumeignil et al. describle feasible routes for glycerol dehydration to acrolein over acid catalysts. Processes developed in both the liquid and the gas phases are detailed and the best catalytic results obtained so far are reported as benchmarks for future developments. The advances on the understanding of the reaction mechanism are also discussed and particular attention is given to the main obstacles to an immediate industrial application of this technology.

  2. Graphical Abstract

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    1. Graphical Abstract: ChemSusChem 8/2009 (pages 683–687)

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990030

  3. News

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    1. Spotlights on our sister journals: ChemSusChem 8/2009 (pages 688–690)

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990031

  4. Review

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    1. Undecylenic Acid: A Valuable and Physiologically Active Renewable Building Block from Castor Oil (pages 692–713)

      Marijke Van der Steen and Christian V. Stevens

      Article first published online: 31 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900075

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      Undecylenic acid is a terminally unsaturated fatty acid that is obtained from Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) after extraction of the seeds and pyrolysis of the castor oil extract (which contains mainly ricinolein). Undecylenic acid is applied in various fields, for example in antimicrobial agents, organic synthesis, polymer production, and analytical chemistry. The literature concerning undecylenic acid, or 10-undecenoic acid, is reviewed.

  5. Highlight

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    1. Recent Innovative Strategies for the Synthesis of Amines: From C[BOND]N Bond Formation to C[BOND]N Bond Activation (pages 715–717)

      Karolin Krüger, Annegret Tillack and Matthias Beller

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900121

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      Reconsider the use of amines: A new trend for the synthesis of different amine derivatives is presented by using the inherent reactivity of an existing C[BOND]N bond of simpler amines. Typical amination methods are based on the addition of the N[BOND]H bond enabled through the nucleophilicity of the amine. Novel reactions using amines as reagent also concentrate on the use of the mentioned C[BOND]N bond to activate the α-carbon atom as reacting part of the amine.

  6. Minireview

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    1. Towards the Sustainable Production of Acrolein by Glycerol Dehydration (pages 719–730)

      Benjamin Katryniok, Sébastien Paul, Mickaël Capron and Franck Dumeignil

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900134

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      How do you say…deee-hydrate?! The massive increase in biodiesel production through the transesterification of vegetable oils goes hand in hand with an oversupply of glycerol, which must be valorized. In this Minireview we provide a detailed, critical view of the state-of-the-art of the dehydration of glycerol to acrolein over acid catalysts; one of the most promising ways of valorization.

  7. Communications

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    1. Selective Conversion of Fructose to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Catalyzed by Tungsten Salts at Low Temperatures (pages 731–734)

      Jin Young Gerentt Chan and Yugen Zhang

      Article first published online: 31 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900117

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      An ionic liquid–tungsten salt catalyst system that can convert fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural at low temperatures (room temperature to 50 °C) is reported. An ionic liquid–tetrahydrofuran biphasic system using a tungsten salt catalyst offers a feasible large-scale continuous production protocol for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural that operates at low temperatures and ambient pressure.

    2. Ceria as a Thermochemical Reaction Medium for Selectively Generating Syngas or Methane from H2O and CO2 (pages 735–739)

      William C. Chueh and Sossina M. Haile

      Article first published online: 27 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900138

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      Doped CeO2 with a low specific surface area is thermochemically cycled between MO2 and MO2−δ using H2O and CO2 as oxidants. The system rapidly and selectively produces syngas in the absence of a metal catalyst, and CH4 in the presence of Ni. The Ni catalyst, which permits intermediate C to form on its surface, is proposed to shift the product from syngas to CH4.

    3. Light-Driven Thermoelectric Conversion Based on a Carbon Nanotube–Ionic Liquid Gel Composite (pages 740–742)

      Eijiro Miyako, Hideya Nagata, Ryoji Funahashi, Ken Hirano and Takahiro Hirotsu

      Article first published online: 11 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900069

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      A photoinduced thermoelectric conversion system based on single-walled carbon nanotube–room temperature ionic liquid composite gels is reported. These new types of gel-based near-infrared laser-driven thermoelectric convertors generate high electrical energy.

  8. Articles

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    1. Selective Oxidation of Methanol to Hydrogen over Gold Catalysts Promoted by Alkaline-Earth-Metal and Lanthanum Oxides (pages 743–748)

      Bart P. C. Hereijgers and Bert M. Weckhuysen

      Article first published online: 8 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900108

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      Basic instinct: CO-poor H2 production from methanol by partial oxidation over promoted gold catalysts is considerably enhanced by increasing the surface basicity of the catalyst. The combination of gold nanoparticles with lanthanum oxide as promoter or support material yields the highest H2 selectivity at the lowest CO formation.

    2. A Design-of-Experiments Approach for the Optimization and Understanding of the Cross-Metathesis Reaction of Methyl Ricinoleate with Methyl Acrylate (pages 749–754)

      Thao T. T. Ho, Tina Jacobs and Michael A. R. Meier

      Article first published online: 30 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900091

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      A design-of-experiments approach for the study of cross-metathesis reactions with castor-oil-derived renewable resources reveals an interesting temperature response of the studied metathesis catalysts and provides optimized results for the synthesis of two new renewable platform chemicals.

    3. The Free-Radical Chemistry of Polyethylene Glycol: Organic Reactions in Compressed Carbon Dioxide (pages 755–760)

      Jin-Quan Wang, Liang-Nian He, Cheng-Xia Miao and Jian Gao

      Article first published online: 30 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900060

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      PEG radical chemistry: In combination with compressed CO2, polyethylene glycol radicals, assumed to be generated by thermal oxidative degradation, are for the first time successfully applied to initiate a range of free-radical reactions. The cost-efficient and environmentally friendly method offers vast synthetic potential in a practically useful manner.

    4. A Dendritic Oligothiophene Ruthenium Sensitizer for Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (pages 761–768)

      Frédéric Sauvage, Markus K. R. Fischer, Amaresh Mishra, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Peter Bäuerle and Michael Grätzel

      Article first published online: 30 JUN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900058

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      A ruthenium(II)-based complex containing a dendritic terthiophene unit attached to a 2,2'-bipyridine ligand is prepared, and tested in a dye-sensitized solar cell. The use of this complex as sensitizer together with a nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 photoanode results in good performance with excellent stability, featuring a maximum photon-to-electron conversion efficiency of ca. 7.4 % in combination with a 3-methoxypropionitrile-based iodine/iodide redox electrolyte.

    5. Carbohydrate-Derived 1,3-Diphosphite Ligands as Chiral Nanoparticle Stabilizers: Promising Catalytic Systems for Asymmetric Hydrogenation (pages 769–779)

      Aitor Gual, Cyril Godard, Karine Philippot, Bruno Chaudret, Audrey Denicourt-Nowicki, Alain Roucoux, Sergio Castillón and Carmen Claver

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900079

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      Metallic Ru, Rh, and Ir nanoparticles are prepared by the decomposition of organometallic precursors in the presence of 1,3-diphosphite ligands as stabilizing agents. These nanoparticles are shown to be active in the hydrogenation of m- and o-methylanisole.

  9. Book Review

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    1. Introduction to Hydrogen Technology.By Roman J. Press, K. S. V. Santhanam, Massoud J. Miri, Alla V. Bailey, and Gerald A. Takacs (page 781)

      Klaus-Michael Mangold

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900109

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      John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, 2008. 308 pp., hardcover US$ 89.95—ISBN 978-0-471-77985-8

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      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200990032

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