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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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    David Recatalá, Prof. Rosa Llusar, Dr. Artem L. Gushchin, Dr. Ekaterina A. Kozlova, Yuliya A. Laricheva, Dr. Pavel A. Abramov, Prof. Maxim N. Sokolov, Prof. Roberto Gómez and Prof. Teresa Lana-Villarreal

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402773

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    Mo magic: Two new hybrid Mo3S7 molybdenum(IV) cluster complexes derivatized with diimino ligands are prepared. In these Mo3 units, disulfide ligands bridge adjacent metal atoms and the outer positions on one of the metal atoms are functionalized with substituted bipyridines. The Mo3S7 cores are adsorbed on TiO2 and reduced to generate an electrocatalyst that reduces the overpotential for the H2 evolution reaction considerably.

  2. Perfluorinated Ionomer-Enveloped Sulfur Cathodes for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

    Jongchan Song, Min-Ju Choo, Hyungjun Noh, Prof. Jung-Ki Park and Prof. Hee-Tak Kim

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402789

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    A salt and batteries: Perfluorinated ionomers such as Nafion are used in lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries because they are selectively permeable to lithium cations while passage of polysulfides (PSs) is restricted. We investigate which layer configuration is most effective for suppressing the PS shuttle effect and improving energy density and cycling stability. A Nafion layer on the skin of the sulfur cathode that does not restrict porosity is key to the high capacity and good cycling of our Li–S batteries.

  3. Lignin-based Microporous Materials as Selective Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Separation

    Dr. Qing Bo Meng and Prof. Dr. Jens Weber

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402879

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    Craftswerk: A microporous polymer is developed by hypercrosslinking of organosolv lignin, a renewable resource, by Friedel–Crafts chemistry. Further pyrolysis of hypercrosslinked organosolv lignin yields shape-persistent materials with increased capacity for carbon dioxide adsorption. The selectivity towards CO2/N2 mixtures is investigated on the basis of ideal adsorption–solution theory (IAST), indicating excellent selectivity.

  4. Aerobic Oxidation of Hydroxymethylfurfural and Furfural by Using Heterogeneous CoxOy–N@C Catalysts

    Dr. Jin Deng, Hai-Jie Song, Min-Shu Cui, Yi-Ping Du and Prof. Dr. Yao Fu

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402843

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    Happy Ester: The oxidative esterification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural over CoxOy–N@C catalysts is performed using O2 as benign oxidant, obtaining the corresponding esters. High yield and selectivity of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid methyl and methyl 2-furoate are achieved under optimized conditions.

  5. Synthesis of One-Dimensional Copper Sulfide Nanorods as High-Performance Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries

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    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402862

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    No template, no surfactant—still good? One-dimensional CuxS (x=1, 2) nanorods have been prepared by using a template- and surfactant-free solvent thermal method, which allows precise control of the composition of the highly crystalline CuxS. The nanorods can be used as anodes in lithium-ion batteries, giving rise to high rate capabilities and electrochemical stability and excellent capacity retention irrespective of the rate used.