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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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    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.

  2. The Role of Mott–Schottky Heterojunctions in Ag–Ag8SnS6 as Counter Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Qingquan He, Shoushuang Huang, Prof. Cheng Wang, Prof. Qiquan Qiao, Na Liang, Miao Xu, Wenlong Chen, Dr. Jiantao Zai and Prof. Xuefeng Qian

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403343

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    Great Schott! Well-defined catalysts of uniform pyramidal Ag–Ag8SnS6 heterodimers with Mott–Schottky heterojunctions are prepared by a one-pot method. The formed heterojunctions promote electron transfer from n-type semiconducting Ag8SnS6 to metallic Ag. The increased electron density of Ag accelerates the reduction of I3 to I in dye-sensitized solar cells, leading to performances comparable to platinum catalysts.

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    Dr. Lisong Chen, Xiangzhi Cui, Lingxia Zhang, Yongxia Wang, Min Wang, Dr. Fangming Cui, Chenyang Wei, Jingwei Feng, Tongguang Ge, Wenchao Ren and Prof. Jianlin Shi

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403000

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    Burn-in: Hollow-structured mesoporous carbon cubes (HMCCs) are successfully synthesized from carbon dioxide by a method involving thermal reduction of magnesium. During the synthesis, the carbons are doped with pyrrole-type nitrogen species in situ. The samples demonstrate good performance in the electrochemical reduction of oxygen, making them a promising alternative for commercial Pt/C fuel-cell catalysts.

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    Non-platinum-group cathodes for microbial fuel cells: The electroactivity of non-Pt-group metals (non-PGM) compared to Pt used as catalyst in double-chamber microbial fuel cells is studied. The pH value of the electrolyte influences dramatically the activity. Pt performance is reduced as the pH value increases, whereas the non-PGM catalysts achieve their best performance in alkaline conditions, bettering Pt performance. The cost–performance analysis underlines the cost reduction per Watt produced compared to Pt.