ChemSusChem

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June 21, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 6

Pages 637–763

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    1. Cover Picture: High-Performance, Superparamagnetic, Nanoparticle-Based Heavy Metal Sorbents for Removal of Contaminants from Natural Waters (ChemSusChem 6/2010) (page 637)

      Cynthia L. Warner, R. Shane Addleman, Anthony D. Cinson, Timothy C. Droubay, Mark H. Engelhard, Michael A. Nash, Wassana Yantasee and Marvin G. Warner

      Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090021

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      The cover picture shows a representation of the use surface-tailored superparamagnetic nanoparticles for the magnetically assisted removal of toxic analytes from contaminated waters. In their article on page 749, Marvin Warner and co-workers describe the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles and the installation of a variety of heavy-metal chelating ligands onto their surface. A simple, one-step ligand exchange technique allows the incorporation of a ligand with specific affinity towards the toxic analyte of interest. These materials are promising functional heavy sorbents for a diverse set of remediation applications due to their high binding affinity toward a given analyte and their ability to be easily separated from a sample system through the application of a magnetic field.

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  3. Apology

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      Apology: Recent Advances in CO2 Capture and Utilization (page 644)

      Kai Man Kerry Yu, Igor Curcic, Joseph Gabriel and S. C. E. Tsang

      Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090023

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      Recent Advances in CO2 Capture and Utilization

      Vol. 1, Issue 11, 893–899, Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2008

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  5. Review

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      Ceria-Based Solid Catalysts for Organic Chemistry (pages 654–678)

      Laurence Vivier and Daniel Duprez

      Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000054

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      Truth Cerium: Although cerium-based catalysts already find wide use in catalytic converters, because of their oxygen storage capacity, they are also being more frequently applied in organic chemistry and catalysis because of their exceptional redox and surface acid–base properties. This Review analyzes the main research directions explored during the last ten years according to the nature of the ceria sites: basic, acidic, redox, or a combination of these.

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    1. Growing Quantum Dots in Polymers Advances Hybrid Solar Cell Research (pages 679–680)

      Xiao Wei Sun

      Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000066

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      Tunable photophysical properties, high electron affinity, and solution processability, make colloidal quantum dots (QDs) useful for hybrid QD/polymer photovoltaic solar cells. However, the separately synthesized QDs are capped by a ligand, which hinders electron transport at the QD/polymer interface. A recently reported new method of directly synthesizing QDs in a polymer not only advances the chemical synthesis of QDs, but also promises improved performance of QD/polymer hybrid solar cells.

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    1. Hydrogen Production over Titania-Based Photocatalysts (pages 681–694)

      Dennis Y. C. Leung, Xianliang Fu, Cuifang Wang, Meng Ni, Michael K. H. Leung, Xuxu Wang and Xianzhi Fu

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000014

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      Titania-based materials form the most extensively studied class of compounds for the production of hydrogen from water by photocatalysis. Several strategies have been developed to further improve their photoactivity and to extend their absorption range from the UV into the visible-light region of the spectrum. This Minireview provides a critical, up-to-date overview of these works, and also serves as a comprehensive source of background information and guide for future research.

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    1. Catalytic Dehydration of Benzylic Alcohols to Styrenes by Rhenium Complexes (pages 695–697)

      Ties J. Korstanje, Johann T. B. H. Jastrzebski and Robertus J. M. Klein Gebbink

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000055

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      The oxygen content of biomass-based materials can be reduced by selective dehydration of hydroxyl groups. As a first step towards biomass-based chemicals, rhenium-based catalysts are shown to be active in the dehydration of various benzylic alcohols to styrene moieties. The turnover frequencies are superior to the benchmark catalyst sulfuric acid, without sacrificing any selectivity.

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      Selective Bifunctional Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose over Reshaped Ni Particles at the Tip of Carbon Nanofibers (pages 698–701)

      Stijn Van de Vyver, Jan Geboers, Michiel Dusselier, Hans Schepers, Tom Vosch, Liang Zhang, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Pierre A. Jacobs and Bert F. Sels

      Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000087

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      Access to cellulose: Carbon nanofibers grown over Ni supported on γ-Al2O3 act as efficient catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellulose to sugar alcohols, owing to the enhanced accessibility of the water-insoluble substrate towards the active catalytic sites. The new catalyst design concept yields unprecedented results for selective cellulose conversion using inexpensive Ni catalysts.

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    1. Preparation and Li Storage Properties of Hierarchical Porous Carbon Fibers Derived from Alginic Acid (pages 703–707)

      Xing-Long Wu , Li-Li Chen , Sen Xin, Ya-Xia Yin, Yu-Guo Guo, Qing-Shan Kong and Yan-Zhi Xia

      Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000035

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      King of anodes: Hierarchical porous carbon fibers are synthesized by controlled carbonization of alginic acid fibers. The fibers consist of a 3D network of nanosized carbon particles and exhibit a hierarchical porous architecture composed of both micropores and mesopores, which endow them with superior rate capability and capacity retention compared with commercial graphite when used as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

    2. Reaction Products and Transformations of Intermediates in the Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Sorbitol (pages 708–718)

      Alexey V. Kirilin, Anton V. Tokarev, Elena V. Murzina, Leonid M. Kustov, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola and Dmitry Yu. Murzin

      Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900254

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      Aqueous-phase reforming of sorbitol over a Pt/Al2O3 catalyst is investigated. Parameters such as the sorbitol feed rate and temperature are studied. An analytical approach based on analysis of the gas and liquid phases as well as the total carbon content is developed to identify intermediates. The formation of the majority of identified compounds is explained, and a plausible reaction network for the conversion of sorbitol and transformation of intermediates is proposed.

    3. Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin in Ionic Liquids (pages 719–723)

      Kerstin Stärk, Nicola Taccardi, Andreas Bösmann and Peter Wasserscheid

      Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900242

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      Beech lignin is oxidatively cleaved in ionic liquids to give phenols, unsaturated propylaromatics, and aromatic aldehydes. By adjusting the reaction conditions and catalyst loading, the selectivity of the process can be shifted from syringaldehyde as the predominant product to 2,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone (DMBQ).

    4. Self-Assembly of Palladium Nanoparticles on Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Using an In Situ Reduction Approach: Catalysts for Ullmann Reactions in Water (pages 724–727)

      Fang Zhang, Jiewei Yin, Wei Chai and HeXing Li

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000051

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      A Pd nanoparticle catalyst with periodic ordered mesoporous structure is prepared by an in situ reduction approach. This catalyst demonstrates excellent performance in water-medium Ullmann reactions, which may be due to the synergic effects derived from the highly dispersed catalytic species and the hydrophobic microenvironments.

    5. Hydrogenolysis of 1,2-Propanediol for the Production of Biopropanols from Glycerol (pages 728–736)

      Yasushi Amada, Shuichi Koso, Yoshinao Nakagawa and Keiichi Tomishige

      Version of Record online: 6 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000040

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      High yield of propanols (85 %) is obtained from hydrogenolysis of 1,2-propanediol over the Rh[BOND]ReOx/SiO2 (Re/Rh=0.5) catalyst. In addition, the one-pot conversion of glycerol to propanols is also feasible. The reaction of the alkoxide species on Re with hydrogen species on the Rh metal surface is suggested in the proposed mechanism.

    6. Gaseous Fuel Production from Nonrecyclable Paper Wastes by Using Supported Metal Catalysts in High-Temperature Liquid Water (pages 737–741)

      Aritomo Yamaguchi, Norihito Hiyoshi, Osamu Sato, Kyoko K. Bando and Masayuki Shirai

      Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000082

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      Print run: Gaseous fuels are produced from nonrecyclable paper wastes. The paper wastes are gasified over a charcoal-supported ruthenium catalyst in water at only 523 K, producing hydrogen and methane. The influences of the physical properties of the catalysts and sample is investigated.

    7. Solution-Processed Organic Photovoltaic Cells with Anthracene Derivatives (pages 742–748)

      Dae Sung Chung, Jong Won Park, Won Min Yun, Hyojung Cha, Yun-Hi Kim, Soon-Ki Kwon and Chan Eon Park

      Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000037

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      Tomorrow Never Diels: Triisopropylsilylethynyl (TIPS)–anthracene derivatives are used as electron-donor materials for organic solar cells. Different from TIPS–pentacene compounds, the anthracene derivatives are not susceptible to Diels–Alder reactions with the electron-acceptor material PCBM. Solar cells comprising the anthracene derivatives achieve power conversion efficiencies of 1.4 %.

    8. High-Performance, Superparamagnetic, Nanoparticle-Based Heavy Metal Sorbents for Removal of Contaminants from Natural Waters (pages 749–757)

      Cynthia L. Warner, R. Shane Addleman, Anthony D. Cinson, Timothy C. Droubay, Mark H. Engelhard, Michael A. Nash, Wassana Yantasee and Marvin G. Warner

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000027

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      Superparamagnetic iron man: The synthesis and characterization of superparamagnetic, iron oxide nanoparticle-based heavy metal sorbents with various surface chemistries, which demonstrate excellent affinity for the separation of heavy metals in contaminated natural water systems is described. Our method has the unique advantage that the analyte reactivity is incorporated into the nanoparticle ligand shell without altering the desirable properties of the starting nanoparticle.

    9. A High Heat of Adsorption for Hydrogen in Magnesium Formate (pages 758–761)

      Barbara Schmitz, Ivana Krkljus, Emi Leung, Hans Wolfgang Höffken, Ulrich Müller and Michael Hirscher

      Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900290

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      Hot MOF′ins: Hydrogen adsorption in a newly developed metal–organic framework, magnesium formate, with very small channel-like pores is investigated. From the experimental isotherms the isosteric heat of adsorption is calculated, which is one of the highest observed so far for metal–organic frameworks. This makes the material suitable for hydrogen storage applications.

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      Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090025

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