European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2015 Issue 7

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.965

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/45 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

Mechanistic Insights into the Oxidation of Veratryl Alcohol with Co(salen) and Oxygen in Aqueous Media: An in-situ Spectroscopic Study (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 13/2005)

2005_13/2005The cover picture shows the proposed mechanism of the Co(salen)-catalyzed oxidation of a lignin model compound in water, as elucidated by several in-situ spectroscopic techniques. Catalytic oxygen activation can help to prevent the formation of hazardous side products in organic oxidations, especially if harmless solvents are used. The target in this work is lignin, which is found in wood and must be removed as selectively as possible before paper production. In view of avoiding chlorine as the oxidant, the idea is to catalytically enhance the oxygen delignification stage in the pulp bleaching sequence. Details are discussed in the article by T. Repo, B. M. Weckhuysen et al. on p. 2591 ff.

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