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

Impact Factor: 7.657

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 18/157 (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

We are pleased to announce that after over ten years, manuscriptXpress was replaced by a new Manuscript handling system, EditorialManager from ARIES, on February 1.

The links to the new journal sites are available at:

Articles that have been submitted to manuscriptXpress will be processed from there.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to receiving your next excellent manuscript.

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    Refined and ready: Lignocellulosic biomass upgrade through the use of levulinic acid offers a wide array of products with a variety of applications ranging from fuel additives to biobased chemicals, green solvents, biopolymers, and biofertilizers.

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    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201501557

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    Switching roles: A series of strong Lewis-acid-free alkoxide/siloxide-based Mg electrolytes are developed with remarkable oxidative stability up to 3.5 V (vs. Mg/Mg2+). Despite the perception of ROMgCl (R=alkyl, silyl) as a strong base, ROMgCl acts like a Lewis acid, whereas the role of MgCl2 is unambiguously demonstrated as a Lewis base through the identification of the key intermediate using single-crystal X-ray crystallography.

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