Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 44

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, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_09c/2012Inside Back Cover: Towards Quantitative Conversion of Microalgae Oil to Diesel-Range Alkanes with Bifunctional Catalysts (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 9/2012)

Hydrocarbon biodiesel can be quantitatively achieved on Ni/HBeta zeolite from crude algae oil in batch or continuous-flow reactors. In their Communication on page 2072 ff., J. Lercher et al. describe the kinetics, reaction pathways, and fundamental chemistry of the elementary steps of the cascade hydrogenation reaction on algae oil. This approach opens new possibilities to produce sulfur-free high-grade green transportation fuels from microalgae on a large scale.

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