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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.

The links to the new journal sites are available at:

Articles that have been submitted to manuscriptXpress will be processed from there.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to receiving your next excellent manuscript.

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    Dr. Federico Bella, Francesca Colò, Dr. Jijeesh R. Nair and Prof. Dr. Claudio Gerbaldi

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500873

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    Shine a light on an electrolyte: The first example of a photopolymer for use as electrolyte in sodium-ion batteries is proposed. Photopolymerization is an easy and scalable technique useful for the preparation of large-scale grid storage systems. The resulting polymer exhibits high thermal stability, low glass transition temperature, outstanding ionic conductivity, and wide electrochemical stability window. Assembled lab-scale quasi-solid sodium polymer batteries are characterized.

  2. Mechanistic Insight into a Sugar-Accelerated Tin-Catalyzed Cascade Synthesis of α-Hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone from Formaldehyde

    Dr. Sho Yamaguchi, Takeaki Matsuo, Dr. Ken Motokura, Dr. Yasuharu Sakamoto, Dr. Akimitsu Miyaji and Prof. Toshihide Baba

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500885

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    Glucose powered: The formose reaction, which involves the formation of sugars from formaldehyde, is usually confined to the selective synthesis of unprotected sugars. A homogeneous tin chloride can be used to produce α-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone (HBL), which is one of the most important intermediates in pharmaceutical syntheses, from paraformaldehyde.

  3. Molecular Catalyst Immobilized Photocathodes for Water/Proton and Carbon Dioxide Reduction

    Dr. Haining Tian

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500983

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    Catching rays: Photocathodes in complete tandem photoelectrochemical solar-fuel production devices have been attracting interest. The immobilization of a molecular catalyst onto a photocathode helps to enhance the interfacial electron/hole-transfer process, and molecular catalysts help to improve the selectivity of the reduction reaction. This Review presents recent progress in molecular catalyst immobilized photocathodes for H2 generation and CO2 reduction.

  4. Progress in Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Nickel-Based Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane

    Prof. Sibudjing Kawi, Dr. Yasotha Kathiraser, Dr. Jun Ni, Dr. Usman Oemar, Dr. Ziwei Li and Dr. Eng Toon Saw

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500390

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    New from old: Salient catalyst features and innovative design strategies for nickel-based catalysts to achieve high stability and coke resistance for CO2 (dry) reforming of methane is reviewed and developments from recent years are discussed with examples.

  5. Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage Through Carbonation Cycles of SrCO3/SrO Supported on SrZrO3

    Nathan R. Rhodes, Dr. Amey Barde, Kelvin Randhir, Dr. Like Li, Dr. David W. Hahn, Dr. Renwei Mei, Dr. James F. Klausner and Dr. Nick AuYeung

    Article first published online: 5 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201501023

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    Sun off, storage on: A thermochemical energy storage (TCES) system based on a SrO/SrCO3 carbonation cycle is investigated. The SrCO3/SrO systems supported by zirconia-based sintering inhibitors exhibit energy density exceeding 1500 MJ m−3 for ten cycles at temperatures not previously approached by other TCES systems. The high-temperature nature of this TCES concept could potentially power a solar-driven combined cycle power plant at times of no solar input.