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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

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  1. Porosity–Acidity Interplay in Hierarchical ZSM-5 Zeolites for Pyrolysis Oil Valorization to Aromatics

    Dr. Begoña Puértolas, Alberto Veses, Dr. Maria Soledad Callén, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, Dr. Tomás García and Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Ramírez

    Article first published online: 4 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500685

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    Bio-oil to aromatics. Aromatic-rich bio-oils are efficiently attained through a sequential catalytic upgrading over hierarchical ZSM-5 of pyrolysis oils derived by the catalytic pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. The provision of a high Brønsted acid density at the external surface is shown to be the key descriptor to maximize the selective transformations of these complex mixtures over the zeolite catalysts in the second step.

  2. Oxidation of Aliphatic Alcohols by Using Precious Metals Supported on Hydrotalcite under Solvent- and Base-Free Conditions

    Yufei He, Prof. Junting Feng, Dr. Gemma L. Brett, Yanan Liu, Dr. Peter J. Miedziak, Dr. Jennifer K. Edwards, Prof. David W. Knight, Prof. Dianqing Li and Prof. Graham J. Hutchings

    Article first published online: 4 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500503

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    Acid–base comes in first place: Hydrotalcite-supported precious-metal catalysts, exhibiting both acid and base sites, are excellent catalysts for the solvent-free oxidation of 1-octanol under mild reaction conditions.

  3. A Fluorescence-Based Screening Protocol for the Identification of Water Oxidation Catalysts

    Dr. Remko J. Detz, Zohar Abiri, Dr. Alexander M. Kluwer and Prof. Dr. Joost N. H. Reek

    Article first published online: 4 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500558

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    Dishing out Screens: The development of catalysts for water splitting is highly relevant in the context of storage of alternative energy in chemical bonds. A method for screening complexes as water oxidation catalysts is highly desired as this is the most challenging step. We report such a method based on an OxoDish, which is stable using chemical oxidants under acidic and neutral conditions, and from screening 200 reactions, a dinuclear Fe complex is identified as one of the new leads.

  4. Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon: A Top-Down Strategy to Promote Sulfur Immobilization for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

    Dr. Xiaohui Zhao, Ying Liu, Dr. James Manuel, Prof. Ghanshyam S. Chauhan, Prof. Hyo-Jun Ahn, Prof. Ki-Won Kim, Prof. Kwon-Koo Cho and Prof. Jou-Hyeon Ahn

    Article first published online: 4 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500741

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    Sulfur trap: We provide a top-down strategy to manufacture a nitrogen-doped mesoporous carbon to immobilize active sulfur material to promote lithium–sulfur cells. We describe how the nitrogen doping and nitrogen content change with the pyrolysis temperature, which affects the electrical conductivity of the mesoporous carbon and its sulfur-trapping capacity.

  5. Unravelling the Ru-Catalyzed Hydrogenolysis of Biomass-Based Polyols under Neutral and Acidic Conditions

    Dr. Peter J. C. Hausoul, Dr. Leila Negahdar, Kai Schute and Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits

    Article first published online: 3 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500493

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    Networking for biomass: The Ru/C-catalyzed hydrogenolysis of biomass-based polyols such as sorbitol and cellobiose is investigated under neutral and acidic condition. The data reveal a reaction network of (de)hydrogenation, epimerization, decarbonylation, and deoxygenation reactions, for which a comprehensive mechanism is proposed. The addition of acid suppresses decarbonylation, which leads to increased deoxygenation.