ChemSusChem

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January 25, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 1–115

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    1. Cover Picture: Mechanism of the Aerobic Oxidation of α-Pinene (ChemSusChem 1/2010) (page 1)

      Ulrich Neuenschwander, Florian Guignard and Ive Hermans

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090001

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      The cover picture shows a twig of Pinus pinaster, a pine tree that is cultivated for the production of turpentine oil. This renewable resource contains the olefin α-pinene as a main component. When subjected to aerobic oxidation, α-pinene yields the twelve shown primary oxidation products. A detailed kinetic analysis by Neuenschwander et al. on page 75 reveals the characteristics of the radical chain reaction behind this process and rationalizes the observed product distribution.

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      Editorial: Footsteps on the Sustainability Trail (pages 3–5)

      Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Daniel G. Nocera, Guido M. Kemeling and Peter Gölitz

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900278

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    1. Graphical Abstract: ChemSusChem 1/2010 (pages 9–13)

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090003

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    1. Spotlights on our sister journals: ChemSusChem 1/2010 (pages 14–16)

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090002

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      Embedded Phases: A Way to Active and Stable Catalysts (pages 24–42)

      Loredana De Rogatis, Matteo Cargnello, Valentina Gombac, Barbara Lorenzut, Tiziano Montini and Paolo Fornasiero

      Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900151

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      Cat act: Confining metal or metal oxide nanoparticles in inorganic channels or cavities proves to be a very promising approach for the design of a novel class of active and stable heterogeneous catalysts. In this respect, different methodologies are proposed. The approach will contribute to the development of industrial processes, which are more environmentally benign, sustainable, and efficient than those currently available.

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      Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies: Four Case Studies (pages 44–58)

      V. L. Kuznetsov and P. P. Edwards

      Article first published online: 26 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900190

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      Functional energy materials are recognized as a top priority in providing many of the key technological solutions for next-generation energy conversion and storage systems. We highlight four areas of activity in which functional materials are already a significant element of world-wide research efforts: transparent conducting oxides, solar energy materials, materials for thermoelectric energy conversion, and hydrogen storage materials.

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    1. Catalytic Synthesis of Neutral Hydrogen Peroxide at a CoN2Cx Cathode of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) (pages 59–62)

      Ichiro Yamanaka, Satoshi Tazawa, Toru Murayama, Tatsuya Iwasaki and Sakae Takenaka

      Article first published online: 13 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900246

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      Peroxide production: Electrocatalysts of CoCl2(ligand)/XC-72 heat-treated in He at 973 K are examined. N-bidentate ligands of 1,10-phenanthroline and 2,2′-bipyridine are efficient for the formation of neutral H2O2 at 278 K. It is proposed that Co on a bidentate N-coordination site at the carbon surface (CoN2Cx) is the active site for O2 reduction and H2O2 formation.

    2. Transition Metal–Tungsten Bimetallic Catalysts for the Conversion of Cellulose into Ethylene Glycol (pages 63–66)

      Ming-Yuan Zheng, Ai-Qin Wang, Na Ji, Ji-Feng Pang, Xiao-Dong Wang and Tao Zhang

      Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900197

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      Tungsten-based bimetallic catalysts (W–M(8,9,10); where M(8,9,10) is Ni, Pd, Pt, Ir, Ru, or Rh) are found to be highly active and selective for the formation of ethylene glycol from cellulose. The cooperation between C[BOND]C cracking reactions over metallic tungsten and the hydrogenation of unsaturated intermediates over the transition metals M(8,9,10) results in a particularly high selectivity towards ethylene glycol, up to 75 %.

    3. Conversion of Cellulose to Hexitols Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid-Stabilized Ruthenium Nanoparticles and a Reversible Binding Agent (pages 67–70)

      Yinghuai Zhu, Zhen Ning Kong, Ludger Paul Stubbs, Huang Lin, Shoucang Shen, Eric V. Anslyn and John A. Maguire

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900235

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      A reversible cellulose binding agent, 1-(4′-(4′′-(2′′′-boronobenzyl)piperazinyl)-2′-butenyl)-3-n-butylimidazolium chloride 1, is synthesized by reacting 2-((4′-allylpiperazinyl)methyl) phenylboronic acid with 3-allyl-1-n-butylimidazolium chloride. 1 is miscible with ionic liquids, and when combined with Ru nanoparticles as a catalyst, cellulose can be converted to polyols under mild conditions. The catalyst can be recycled with sustained activity.

    4. Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid Decomposition with a Ruthenium Catalyst Promoted by Functionalized Ionic Liquids (pages 71–74)

      Xueli Li, Xiangyuan Ma, Feng Shi and Youquan Deng

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900218

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      A series of amine-functionalized ionic liquids is prepared and used for hydrogen generation by the selective catalytic decomposition of formic acid. A good catalytic activity was obtained using an iPr2NEMimCl–HCOONa system at 40 °C. The use of volatile organic amines is thus avoided, simplifying the purification of hydrogen

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      Mechanism of the Aerobic Oxidation of α-Pinene (pages 75–84)

      Ulrich Neuenschwander, Florian Guignard and Ive Hermans

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900228

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      The aerobic oxidation of α-pinene produces a multitude of allylic products, as well as the corresponding epoxide. The reported experimental and theoretical investigation leads to a detailed insight into the molecular reaction mechanism and the origin of the reaction products.

    2. Valeronitrile Hydrolysis in Supercritical Water (pages 85–90)

      Michael Sarlea, Sabine Kohl, Nina Blickhan and Herbert Vogel

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900154

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      The outstanding characteristic of water as a reaction medium is the possibility of tuning properties by changing temperature and pressure. The hydrolysis of valeronitrile is investigated under supercritical conditions and optimal reaction parameters are determined. A valeric acid selectivity and nitrile conversion greater than 90 % could be achieved.

    3. Reductive Splitting of Cellulose in the Ionic Liquid 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Chloride (pages 91–96)

      Igor A. Ignatyev, Charlie Van Doorslaer, Pascal G. N. Mertens, Koen Binnemans and Dirk E. De Vos

      Article first published online: 4 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900213

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      A new way to hydrocrack cellulose in ionic liquids with high yields under relatively mild conditions is reported. Sorbitol is the major product of this reaction. Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts are applied in a one-pot protocol to effect the hydrogenation of glucose and increase the solubility of hydrogen in the ionic liquid, respectively.

    4. A Dual Electrochrome of Poly-(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) Doped by N,N′-Bis(3-sulfonatopropyl)-4-4′-bipyridinium—Redox Chemistry and Electrochromism in Flexible Devices (pages 97–105)

      Shweta Bhandari, Melepurath Deepa, Suman Pahal, Amish G. Joshi, Avanish Kumar Srivastava and Rama Kant

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900202

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      Home PEDOT: A flexible electrochromic device, based on a dual electrochrome of N,N'-bis(3-sulfonatopropyl)-4-4′-bipyridinium-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), is prepared. Deposition potentials affect the morphology of the viologen-doped PEDOT, which ultimately affects electrochromism.

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      A Polymer with a Benzo[2,1-b;3,4-b′]dithiophene Moiety for Photovoltaic Applications (pages 106–111)

      Miaoyin Liu, Ralph Rieger, Chen Li, Hansjörg Menges, Marcel Kastler, Martin Baumgarten and Klaus Müllen

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900161

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      The photovoltaic performance of a new benzo[2,1-b;3,4-b′]dithiophene-containing conjugated polymer is demonstrated. The pairing of this polymer as donor and [70]PCBM as acceptor results in a good performance in a bulk heterojunction solar cell, featuring a power conversion efficiency of 2.7 % upon stepwise post-annealing.

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    1. Preview: ChemSusChem 2/2010 (page 115)

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090000

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