European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 8/44 (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

2012_17/2012Preparation of MgO Nanosheets with Polar (111) Surfaces by Ligand Exchange and Esterification – Synthesis, Structure, and Application as Catalyst Support (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 17/2012)

The cover picture shows a simple route to generate MgO nanosheets from low-cost magnesium acetate. Magnesium acetate is esterified into methyl acetate and Mg(OH)(OCH3) under mild solvothermal treatment in methanol. The Mg(OH)(OCH3) exhibits a sheet-like morphology and can be topotactically transformed into MgO nanosheets upon thermal decomposition. The MgO nanosheets are enclosed by Tasker III type (111) surfaces and are more reactive when employed as vanadium catalyst supports, in the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene by CO2. Details are discussed in the article by K. Zhu, W. Hua et al. on p. 2869 ff.

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