European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 4

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.942

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/45 (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

2016_04/2016Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Amines by Ni­(1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane)2+ Entrapped in Sol–Gel Electrodes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 4/2016)

The cover picture shows a sol–gel electrode in which NiL2+ (L = 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane) was entrapped. The matrices that were prepared serve as electrocatalysts for the oxidation of amines. This process involves the reversible redox reaction of the nickel complex, where the trivalent complex oxidizes the amines. The study points out that the entrapment of redox-active species in sol–gel matrices might transform the matrices into desired catalysts and/or electrocatalysts. The properties of the catalysts thus prepared depend on the nature of the precursors used to prepare the matrices. Details are discussed in the article by A. Burg et al. on p. 459 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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