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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. Electron Bottleneck in the Charge/Discharge Mechanism of Lithium Titanates for Batteries

    Dr. Edgar Ventosa, Dr. Marcel Skoumal, Francisco Javier Vazquez, Dr. Cristina Flox, Prof. Jordi Arbiol and Prof. Joan Ramon Morante

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500349

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    Remember the titanates: The contributions of ionic and electrical resistances during charge/discharge are difficult to separate in solid electrodes, while the latter largely dominates in fluid electrodes. An electron bottleneck mechanism originating from the transformation of active materials from electrically insulating to conducting upon (de)lithiation explains the highly asymmetric overpotentials observed in fluid electrodes.

  2. Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Solutions of Urea with Ruthenium-based Catalysts

    Dr. Shinya Furukawa, Ryohei Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Ochi, Prof. Tatsuaki Yashima and Prof. Takayuki Komatsu

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500112

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    New to the urea: An efficient catalytic system for hydrogen production from aqueous solution of urea was developed using ruthenium-based catalysts as an alternative for the existing system based on several H2 carriers. Ru/Al2O3 gave the highest catalytic performance, 92 mol % of H2 yield at 500 °C. A mechanistic study revealed that the reaction proceeds mainly via two steps; urea hydrolysis (H2NCONH2+H2O[RIGHTWARDS ARROW]2 NH3+CO2) and the following NH3 decomposition (2 NH3[RIGHTWARDS ARROW]3 H2+N2).

  3. Highly Selective Condensation of Biomass-Derived Methyl Ketones as a Source of Aviation Fuel

    Dr. Eric R. Sacia, Dr. Madhesan Balakrishnan, Matthew H. Deaner, Konstantinos A. Goulas, Prof. F. Dean Toste and Prof. Alexis T. Bell

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500002

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    Cool your jets! Aviation fuel requires a mixture of hydrocarbons having both a high energy density and a low freezing point. It is demonstrated that biomass-derived n-alkyl methyl ketones undergo selective, base-catalyzed reactions to form cyclic trimer condensates in >94 % selectivity. These products are then quantitatively hydrodeoxygenated to form aviation fuels having a broad range of volatility and exceptional freezing points and energy densities when utilizing multiple starting ketones.

  4. Niobium Doping Effects on TiO2 Mesoscopic Electron Transport Layer-Based Perovskite Solar Cells

    Dong Hoe Kim, Gill Sang Han, Won Mo Seong, Jin-Wook Lee, Byeong Jo Kim, Prof. Nam-Gyu Park, Prof. Kug Sun Hong, Dr. Sangwook Lee and Prof. Hyun Suk Jung

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403478

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    Nb-doped TiO2 nanoparticles for perovskite solar cell: TiO2 nanoparticles doped with n-type Nb5+ have a diameter of 30 nm and a pure anatase phase; they are used for fabricating perovskite solar cells. Light doping increases the photovoltaic energy conversion efficiency by 10 % due to improved electron injection/transport properties of the nanoparticle-based electron transport layer.

  5. Selective Hydrogenation of Furfural to Furfuryl Alcohol in the Presence of a Recyclable Cobalt/SBA-15 Catalyst

    Maïté Audemar, Carmen Ciotonea, Dr. Karine De Oliveira Vigier, Dr. Sébastien Royer, Adrian Ungureanu, Dr. Brindusa Dragoi, Prof. Emil Dumitriu and Dr. François Jérôme

    Article first published online: 17 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403398

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    The fast and the furfural: Furfuryl alcohol is produced from furfural with a yield of 88 % in the presence of a recyclable and stable Co/SBA-15 catalyst at 150 °C under H2 pressure in ethanol. This catalyst is also active and selective in the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone.