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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

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  1. Postsynthesis-Treated Iron-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks as Selective Catalysts for the Sustainable Synthesis of Nitriles

    Anastasia Rapeyko, Dr. Maria J. Climent, Prof. Avelino Corma, Dr. Patricia Concepción and Prof. Sara Iborra

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500695

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    Heterogenize and conquer: The sustainable synthesis of nitriles from aldoximes, which is a reaction of industrial interest, is presented, using a heterogeneous Lewis acid solid catalyst based on a postsynthesis-treated Fe-containing metal–organic framework (MIL-100 (Fe)-NH4F). Using this catalyst, nitriles are synthesized in high yields and selectivities with turnover frequencies practically the same as the best homogenous catalyst reported so far.

  2. Rational Design of an Electron-Reservoir PtII Complex for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from Water

    Dr. Dong Ryeol Whang and Prof. Soo Young Park

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500787

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    Try this on for size: Photocatalytic H2 production from water is reported using a PtII complex with a tetraphenylsilyl-substituted bipyridine ligand as the water reduction catalyst. The catalyst exhibited significant H2 evolution with turnover numbers (TONs) up to 510 000, which is higher than those observed for two control complexes with standard bipyridine ligands, highlighting the importance of ligand substitution and the electron-reservoir characteristics.

  3. Immobilization of a Molecular Ruthenium Catalyst on Hematite Nanorod Arrays for Water Oxidation with Stable Photocurrent

    Dr. Ke Fan, Fusheng Li, Lei Wang, Quentin Daniel, Dr. Hong Chen, Dr. Erik Gabrielsson, Prof. Junliang Sun and Prof. Licheng Sun

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500730

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    Hold on tight! A molecular ruthenium catalyst containing a strong 2,6-pyridine-dicarboxylic acid anchoring group is successfully demonstrated as a co-catalyst for the hematite photoanode. By combining a hematite nanorod array with this molecular ruthenium catalyst, the photocurrent of the photoelectrochemical device for water oxidation is not only enhanced, but also shows high stability.

  4. Metal-free and Scalable Synthesis of Porous Hyper-cross-linked Polymers: Towards Applications in Liquid-Phase Adsorption

    Kai Schute and Dr. Marcus Rose

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500829

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    Making it metal free: Porous polymers with high specific surface areas and outstanding hydrophobicity are synthesized by a metal-free and environmentally benign route. The adsorbents show exceptional properties in the liquid-phase adsorption of hydroxymethylfurfural and, thus, render this separation technology suitable for future biorefineries.

  5. Ni2P Makes Application of the PtRu Catalyst Much Stronger in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

    Dr. Jinfa Chang, Dr. Ligang Feng, Prof. Changpeng Liu and Prof. Wei Xing

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500357

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    R-u lost? The PtRu material is regarded as the best catalyst for direct methanol fuel cells, but the performance decay resulting from Ru loss seriously hinders commercial applications. Herein, we demonstrate that the presence of Ni2P largely reduces Ru loss, which thus makes the application of PtRu much stronger in direct methanol fuel cells.