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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.657

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 18/157 (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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    Dr. Fei Yao, Duy Tho Pham and Prof. Young Hee Lee

    Article first published online: 3 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403490

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    Mad LIBs: Electrochemical storage mechanisms based on carbon materials for both lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and electrochemical capacitors (ECs) are introduced. Non-faradic processes, faradic reactions, electrochemical performance, impedance behavior, cell conductivity, electrode/electrolyte interface, and ion diffusion are explained. Finally, recent progress in the design of anodes for LIBs, ECs, and their hybrids are reviewed.

  2. Nickel Hexacyanoferrate as Suitable Alternative to Ag for Electrochemical Lithium Recovery

    Dr. R. Trócoli, A. Battistel and Dr. F. La Mantia

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500368

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    Excuse, but please exclude me: The amount of Li required will increase in the near future to 713 000 t per year. Thus, the Ag or Pt electrodes used in the current electrochemical methods for purification of Li should be replaced with less expensive materials. Here, nickel hexacyanoferrate is presented as a good alternative to the use of expensive metals; also, a new electrochemical Li recovery process based on Atacama or sea water as recovery solution is developed.

  3. A Bioinspired Molecular Polyoxometalate Catalyst with Two Cobalt(II) Oxide Cores for Photocatalytic Water Oxidation

    Jie Wei, Yingying Feng, Panpan Zhou, Yan Liu, Jingyin Xu, Rui Xiang, Prof. Dr. Yong Ding, Chongchao Zhao, Linyuan Fan and Changwen Hu

    Article first published online: 30 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500490

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    Encore: The study of an all-inorganic, oxidatively and hydrolytically stable polyoxometalate embedding two CoII4O3 cores as water oxidation catalyst provides a convincing example of a new structural model to catalyze water oxidation based on the design concept of the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) in photosystem II (PS II). The turnover number of the cobalt(II)-based cubane catalyst can reach as high as 1436, which is currently the highest among bioinspired catalysts with cubical core.

  4. Probing the Additional Capacity and Reaction Mechanism of the RuO2 Anode in Lithium Rechargeable Batteries

    Yunok Kim, Shoaib Muhammad, Hyunchul Kim, Prof. Yong-Hun Cho, Prof. Hansu Kim, Prof. Ji Man Kim and Prof. Won-Sub Yoon

    Article first published online: 30 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403488

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    Add this, RuO2: The electrochemical reaction mechanism of RuO2 as anode is investigated to determine the source of capacity found in addition to its known theoretical capacity by using X-ray-based characterization and electrochemical techniques. The results show that 4 mol of Li atoms are stored by a conversion reaction whereas the additional capacity is achieved through a fast Li-ion storage in the grain boundary. This forms the basis of advanced Li-ion batteries capable of high energy and power densities.

  5. Recent Progress in Sustainable Polymers Obtained from Cyclic Terpenes: Synthesis, Properties, and Application Potential

    Dr. Malte Winnacker and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger

    Article first published online: 30 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500421

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    Small rings are making it big: Recent work on the utilization of small terpene molecules for the synthesis of advanced polymers is reviewed in terms of synthesis, properties, and application potential and placed into the context of sustainable chemistry. The studies described emphasize the increasing significance of these natural feedstocks for advanced materials applications.