Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 23

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_47/2009Cover Picture: Fast Prediction of Selectivity in Heterogeneous Catalysis from Extended Brønsted–Evans–Polanyi Relations: A Theoretical Insight (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47/2009)

Brønsted–Evans–Polanyi relations are famous in heterogeneous catalysis for their fast prediction of activation barriers with the sole knowledge of the reaction enthalpies. This model has now been extended by D. Loffreda et al. to the hydrogenation of unsaturated aldehydes on platinum. In their Communication on page 8978 ff., they describe on the basis of density functional theory calculations a linear relation connecting the activation barrier with the stability of the initial precursor state.

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