Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: Upgrading Pyrolysis Oil over Ni/HZSM-5 by Cascade Reactions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 24/2012)
An active, selective, and stable catalyst (Ni in zeolite HZSM-5) was developed to convert a wide variety of C-O and C=O bonds in n-hexane-extracted pyrolysis oil into hydrocarbons through a cascade of hydrogenation, hydrolysis, dehydration, and dehydroaromatization reactions. In their Communication on page 5935 ff., J. Lercher and C. Zhao show that C5–C9 gasoline-range hydrocarbons are produced quantitatively from extracted crude bio-oil using Ni/HZSM-5 catalysts under mild conditions in water.
Also of Interest
In their Communication on page 5832 ff., X. Hong, S. C. E. Tsang, et al. observe an increase in methanol selectivity for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide when the reaction is catalyzed by Cu/rod-shaped ZnO/CdSe.
Active matrix metalloproteinases expressed on a cancer cell surface can be sensed by a resonant cantilever device functionalized with peptides, as J. Yang, D. S. Yoon, T. Kwon et al. report in their Communication on page 5837 ff.
In their Communication on page 5842 ff., B. C. Gates et al. identify the catalytic sites of a gold catalyst dispersed in a zeolite by aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron spectroscopy.