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

Impact Factor: 7.475

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 17/152 (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

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    Dr. Roberto Grisorio, Dr. Luisa De Marco, Dr. Rita Agosta, Dr. Rosabianca Iacobellis, Dr. Roberto Giannuzzi, Dr. Michele Manca, Prof. Piero Mastrorilli, Prof. Giuseppe Gigli and Prof. Gian Paolo Suranna

    Article first published online: 23 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402164

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    Can I have an extension please? Two new π-extended D–A–π–A dyes are synthesized for application in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The introduction of an ethynylene–phenylene moiety in the π-bridge leads to remarkably higher efficiency in DSSCs compared to the sensitizer with the ethynylene–thienylene spacer due to higher electron injection, inhibition of back electron-transfer as well as dark current.

  2. Compositional Insights and Valorization Pathways for Carbonaceous Material Deposited During Bio-Oil Thermal Treatment

    Aitor Ochoa, Borja Aramburu, María Ibáñez, Dr. Beatriz Valle, Prof. Dr. Javier Bilbao, Prof. Dr. Ana G. Gayubo and Dr. Pedro Castaño

    Article first published online: 23 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402276

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    Differences flashed out: Carbonaceous material deposited during the thermal treatment of bio-oil (obtained in the flash pyrolysis of biomass) is an attractive solid for the biorefinery concept. Results identify the differences between the pyrolytic lignins deposited under diverse temperatures. Based on these differences, tailored valorization pathways for each lignin are proposed. In addition, specific protocols for analyzing the properties of pyrolytic lignins and solids alike are set.

  3. Free-Standing Nitrogen-doped Graphene Paper as Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium/Dissolved Polysulfide Batteries

    Kai Han, Dr. Jingmei Shen, Dr. Shiqiang Hao, Prof. Hongqi Ye, Prof. Christopher Wolverton, Prof. Mayfair C. Kung and Prof. Harold H. Kung

    Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402329

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    Get out of a bind: A binder-free N-doped graphene has been synthesized to use as electrodes for Li/dissolved polysulfides battery. The N-doped graphene was found to have a larger capacity to adsorb polysulfide, lower electrolyte resistance, and much slower growth of passivation film resistance. The cell exhibited superior electrochemical performance with high specific capacities and coulombic efficiencies.

  4. High-Performance Polymers from Nature: Catalytic Routes and Processes for Industry

    Dr. Guido Walther

    Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402379

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    I love it when a plant comes together: A complete understanding of the transformation of plant oil into α,ω-functionalized monomers is key to its development as an industrial process. Besides economical and ecological perspectives, there are other important factors to consider, such as a reduction in CO2 emission and waste by the complete molecular utilization of the feedstock. This Concept advocates the drop-in strategy, and is guided by the example of catalytically synthesized α,ω-functionalized polymerizable monomers.

  5. SBA-15-Functionalized 3-Oxo-ABNO as Recyclable Catalyst for Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols under Metal-Free Conditions

    Prof. Dr. Babak Karimi, Dr. Elham Farhangi, Prof. Hojatollah Vali and Saleh Vahdati

    Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402059

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    SABNO aerobics: The nitroxyl radical 3-oxo-9-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane-N-oxyl (3-oxo-ABNO) and its SBA-15-supported form (SABNO) are highly efficient catalysts in comparison with (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yl)oxy (TEMPO) for the aerobic oxidation of a wide range of alcohols under metal-free conditions. Furthermore, SABNO can be conveniently recovered and subsequently reused at least seven times without affecting its catalytic efficiency.