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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. Conversion of Hemicellulose Sugars Catalyzed by Formic Acid: Kinetics of the Dehydration of D-Xylose, L-Arabinose, and D-Glucose

    Dr. Karla Dussan, Dr. Buana Girisuta, Marystela Lopes, Dr. James J. Leahy and Prof. Michael H. B. Hayes

    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403328

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    Hemicellulose’s next top model: The pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass produces liquid streams with hemicellulose sugars, which can be further converted to high-value chemicals. This study investigates the reaction kinetics of the conversion of major hemicellulose sugars of biomass using formic acid as catalyst. Kinetic models are used to model the conversion of sugars in solutions obtained from the fractionation of biomass.

  2. Hierarchical Zeolites and their Catalytic Performance in Selective Oxidative Processes

    Dr. Manuel Ojeda, Aida Grau-Atienza, Rafael Campos, Prof. Antonio A. Romero, Dr. Elena Serrano, Prof. Jose Maria Marinas, Prof. Javier García Martínez and Prof. Rafael Luque

    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500124

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    Ambitious not siliceous: Desilicated hierarchical zeolites hold promise as catalytic systems. The feasibility of using these hierarchical zeolites, with and without iron oxide nanoparticles, in selective oxidation processes is investigated, taking advantage of terminal Al[BOND]OH groups to generate redox sites in zeolites. The test reactions, under microwave irradiation, are the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde, the epoxidation of cyclohexene, and the multistep conversion of N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF).

  3. A Semi-Interpenetrating Network Approach for Dimensionally Stabilizing Highly-Charged Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

    Steve S. He, Alaina L. Strickler and Prof. Curtis W. Frank

    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500133

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    A little restraint can work wonders: Increasing the ion exchange capacity of an anion exchange membrane often leads to higher conductivity at the expense of excessive swelling and decreased mechanical stability. We employ a semi-interpenetrating network architecture to dimensionally stabilize highly-charged benzyltrimethylammonium polysulfone membranes. These reinforced membranes exhibit excellent ionic conductivity and mechanical robustness.

  4. Tailoring the Properties of Ammine Metal Borohydrides for Solid-State Hydrogen Storage

    Lars H. Jepsen, Dr. Morten B. Ley, Prof. Yaroslav Filinchuk, Prof. Flemming Besenbacher and Prof. Torben R. Jensen

    Article first published online: 27 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500029

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    Here′s my hydride, so tailor me: A series of new ammine metal borohydrides for solid-state hydrogen storage is synthesized, and the crystal structures are solved. The NH3/BH4 ratio for Mn(BH4)2nNH3 is tailored by mechanochemical treatment of the mixture Mn(BH4)2⋅6NH3-Mn(BH4)2 in different ratios. It is shown that for NH3/BH4≤1 hydrogen is released, while ammonia is released for NH3/BH4>1.

  5. Incorporation of a Metal Oxide Interlayer using a Virus-Templated Assembly for Synthesis of Graphene-Electrode-Based Organic Photovoltaics

    Dr. Yong Man Lee, Wanjung Kim, Dr. Young Hun Kim, Jung Kyu Kim, Ji-ryang Jang, Prof. Woo-Seok Choe, Prof. Jong Hyeok Park and Prof. Pil J. Yoo

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403487

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    Virus scan: The synthesis and incorporation of a WO3 interlayer into graphene-electrode-based organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices is developed by using an engineered biotemplate of M13 viruses. Owing to uniform deposition of the WO3 layer and maintenance of the electrical properties of the graphene electrode, a remarkable increase in the photoconversion efficiency (>20 %) relative to that of conventional OPVs can be obtained.