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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

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  1. Molecular Basis for the High CO2 Adsorption Capacity of Chabazite Zeolites

    Trong D. Pham, Dr. Matthew R. Hudson, Dr. Craig M. Brown and Prof. Dr. Raul F. Lobo

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402555

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    Window of opportunity: Li, Na, K, and Si chabazite zeolites were investigated by in situ powder diffraction. Two adsorption sites for CO2 were found in all samples with CO2 adsorption in the 8-membered ring window being dominant with end-on coordination to alkali-metal cations also observed. Li and Na chabazite with Si/Al=6 have adsorption capacity comparable to low-silica commercial faujasite and linde type A zeolite at ambient temperature and pressure.

  2. Catalytic Oxidation of Biorefinery Lignin to Value-added Chemicals to Support Sustainable Biofuel Production

    Ruoshui Ma, Prof. Dr. Yan Xu and Prof. Xiao Zhang

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402503

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    Running on the environment platform: Lignin valorization to value-added platform chemicals may play a pivotal role in the sustainable production of biofuel from renewable biomass. This paper reviews oxidative lignin depolymerization chemistries employed in the papermaking process and oxidative catalysts that can be applied to biorefinery lignin to produce platform chemicals. The potential synergies of integrating new catalysts with commercial delignification chemistries are discussed.

  3. Rationalization of Dye Uptake on Titania Slides for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by a Combined Chemometric and Structural Approach

    Dr. Valentina Gianotti, Giada Favaro, Luca Bonandini, Dr. Luca Palin, Dr. Gianluca Croce, Dr. Enrico Boccaleri, Dr. Emma Artuso, Dr. Wouter van Beek, Dr. Claudia Barolo and Dr. Marco Milanesio

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402194

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    Live and let dye: A polyene-diphenylaniline dye (D5) for dye-sensitized solar cells is studied by a combination of XRD, theoretical calculations, and spectroscopic/chemometric methods. These data allow us to characterize the driving forces that govern D5 uptake and grafting, to infer the most likely arrangement of the D5 molecules on TiO2, and to understand the aggregation phenomena suggested by the chemometric study.

  4. Integrated, Cascading Enzyme-/Chemocatalytic Cellulose Conversion using Catalysts based on Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles

    Yi-Chun Lee, Dr. Saikat Dutta and Prof. Dr. Kevin C.-W. Wu

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402605

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    Cascading biomass breakdown: The physicochemical recalcitrance of cellulose limits its rapid and cost-effective degradation. An integrated enzymatic and chemocatalytic process for cascading deconstruction of cellulose into fructose and dehydration of fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is reported. The reactions are performed sequentially by using mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) catalysts loaded with Fe3O4 as solid supports for enzyme (cellulase, isomerase) immobilization and acid functionalization (SO3H).

  5. Complete Chemical Hydrolysis of Cellulose into Fermentable Sugars through Ionic Liquids and Antisolvent Pretreatments

    Silvia Morales-delaRosa, Dr. Jose M. Campos-Martin and Prof. Dr. Jose L. G. Fierro

    Article first published online: 25 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402466

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    Back to basics: A relatively simple methodology for efficiently deconstructing cellulose into monomeric glucose, which is easier to transform into a variety of platform molecules for the production of chemicals and fuels, is described.