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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

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.

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  1. Uncovering Structure–Activity Relationships in Manganese-Oxide-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Efficient Water Oxidation

    Dr. Arindam Indra, Dr. Prashanth W. Menezes and Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess

    Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402812

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    A good mimic: Recent progress in the biomimetic manganese-oxide-based catalysts for the water oxidation is reviewed in the light of the structural and functional model of the oxygen-evolving CaMn4O5 center in photosystem II. Chemical, photochemical, and electrochemical processes in artificial photosynthesis are discussed together with new synthetic approaches, experimental modification, and the mechanistic understanding of the half reaction of water splitting.

  2. Enabling Catalytic Oxidation of Li2O2 at the Liquid–Solid Interface: The Evolution of an Aprotic Li–O2 Battery

    Ningning Feng, Prof. Dr. Ping He and Prof. Dr. Haoshen Zhou

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403338

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    Round-trip fare: In comparison with past heterogeneous oxygen evolution reaction catalysts, the incorporation of a suitable soluble redox mediator helps reduce the charging overpotential and improve the round-trip efficiency of an aprotic Li–O2 battery. This Highlight not only explores another new redox couple, 10-methyl-10H-phenothiazine, as a soluble catalyst, but also proposes possible challenges for future improvements in an aprotic Li–O2 battery.

  3. From Lignocellulosic Biomass to Lactic- and Glycolic-Acid Oligomers: A Gram-Scale Microwave-Assisted Protocol

    Diego Carnaroglio, Silvia Tabasso, Beata Kwasek, Dariusz Bogdal, Emanuela Calcio Gaudino and Giancarlo Cravotto

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403183

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    Not drowning but microwaving: A flash catalytic conversion (2 min) of lignocellulosic biomass into lactic and glycolic acids under microwave irradiation is reported. The batch procedure is successfully adapted to a microwave-assisted flow process, with the aim of designing a scalable process with higher productivity. Good yields and conversions are maintained, productivity is increased and energy consumption is low.

  4. Towards High-Energy-Density Pseudocapacitive Flowable Electrodes by the Incorporation of Hydroquinone

    M. Boota, K. B. Hatzell, Prof. E. C. Kumbur and Prof. Y. Gogotsi

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402985

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    Solving big problems with small molecules: Small organic redox molecules are anchored on spherical carbon particles by facile, low-cost, eco-friendly, and scalable methods to boost the energy and power density of pseudocapacitive flowable suspension-type electrodes for electrochemical flow capacitors—a new concept for large-scale energy storage.

  5. From Lignocellulosic Biomass to Furans via 5-Acetoxymethylfurfural as an Alternative to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

    Eun-Sil Kang, Yeon-Woo Hong, Da Won Chae, Bora Kim, Prof. Dr. Baekjin Kim, Prof. Dr. Yong Jin Kim, Prof. Dr. Jin Ku Cho and Prof. Dr. Young Gyu Kim

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403252

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    Alternative routes: A facile pathway to furan derivatives from lignocellulosic biomass via 5-acetoxymethylfurfural (AMF) is reported. AMF possesses advantageous properties to well-known 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and can be transformed into various promising furanic compounds in high yields.