Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

Cover image for Vol. 356 Issue 14‐15

Editor: Joe P. Richmond, Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/71 (Chemistry Applied); 5/58 (Chemistry Organic)

Online ISSN: 1615-4169

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

356_14-15/2014Cover Picture: (Adv. Synth. Catal. 14-15/2014)

The front cover picture, provided by Jan von Langermann, illustrates the use of biocatalytic active static emulsions (BASE) for the synthesis of (S)-cyanohydrins. With this technique high yields and enantiomeric excesses were obtained with the hydroxynitrile lyase from Manihot esculenta, while the undesired spontaneous reaction to racemic cyanohydrins was fully suppressed. The background of the picture shows a microscopic image of the static emulsion. Details can be found in the full paper on pages 2989–2997 (J. von Langermann and S. Wapenhensch Adv. Synth. Catal.­ 2014, 356, 2989–2997; DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201301149).

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