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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

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  1. General Approach for High-Power Li-Ion Batteries: Multiscale Lithographic Patterning of Electrodes

    Sinho Choi, Tae-Hee Kim, Jung-In Lee, Jieun Kim, Prof. Hyun-Kon Song and Prof. Soojin Park

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402448

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    Mix and pack of Patterned Si: LiFePO4 cathode and Li4Ti5O12 anode materials are combined with multiscale patterned current collectors to make high-performance Li-ion batteries. The patterned Si electrodes show significantly enhanced electrochemical performances, including a high rate capability and highly stable cycling. This simple strategy can be extended to other cathode and anode materials for practical Li-ion battery applications.

  2. Monitoring Solid Oxide CO2 Capture Sorbents in Action

    Christopher J. Keturakis, Fan Ni, Michelle Spicer, Dr. Michael G. Beaver, Prof. Hugo S. Caram and Prof. Israel E. Wachs

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402474

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    Tailorable, reversible solid oxide CO2 sorbents: Sodium-doped Al2O3 solid oxide sorbents are synthesized and monitored in action, during CO2 capture, with operando IR spectroscopy. A structure–sorption relationship is established between sorbent–CO2 surface complexes and the sorbent working capacity. Surface Al2O3 hydroxyl groups are responsible for low temperature reversible adsorption while small carbonate nanoparticles are responsible for high temperature adsorption.

  3. Tailoring Dispersion and Aggregation of Au Nanoparticles in the BHJ Layer of Polymer Solar Cells: Plasmon Effects versus Electrical Effects

    Wanjung Kim, Bong Geun Cha, Jung Kyu Kim, Woonggi Kang, Eunchul Kim, Prof. Tae Kyu Ahn, Prof. Dong Hwan Wang, Prof. Qing Guo Du, Prof. Jeong Ho Cho, Prof. Jaeyun Kim and Prof. Jong Hyeok Park

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402511

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    Taking control of the dispersity: Here, we systematically control the Au nanoparticle (NP) dispersion behavior in the bulk heterojunction (BHJ) active layer of polymer solar cells (PSCs). By controlling the van der Waals attraction among Au NPs, the dispersity of the NPs in the BHJ layer is controlled and the plasmonic and electrical effects of the Au NPs in the PSCs are investigated.

  4. Regio- and Enantioselective Friedel–Crafts Reactions of Indoles to Epoxides Catalyzed by Graphene Oxide: A Green Approach

    Dr. Maria Rosaria Acocella, Marco Mauro and Gaetano Guerra

    Article first published online: 19 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402770

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    Do not pass GO: Graphene oxide efficiently promotes highly regio- and enantioselective ring opening reactions of aromatic epoxides by addition of indoles, in solvent- and metal-free conditions. The Friedel–Crafts products were obtained with enantioselectivity up to 99 % ee. The complete inversion of stereochemistry indicates the occurrence of SN2-type reactions, which assures high level of enantioselectivity.

  5. Silanediol-Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Fixation

    Andrea M. Hardman-Baldwin and Prof. Dr. Anita E. Mattson

    Article first published online: 19 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402783

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    Life in the silane: Silanediols operate in conjunction with iodide to catalyze the incorporation of carbon dioxide into epoxides. The reaction system benefits from mild reaction conditions and the ability to prepare a wide array of cyclic carbonates in excellent yields. The excellent hydrogen-bonding abilities of silanediols render them useful metal-free catalysts in reactions of carbon dioxide and epoxides.