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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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    Qun Li, Wei Cui, Dr. Jingqi Tian, Dr. Zhicai Xing, Qian Liu, Prof. Wei Xing, Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri and Prof. Xuping Sun

    Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500398

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    Who WON the race? N-Doped carbon-coated tungsten oxynitride nanowire arrays on carbon cloth (WON@NC NAs/CC) are prepared by annealing the WO3 NAs/CC precursor under an Ar atmosphere in the presence of dicyandiamide and are used as a 3 D hydrogen evolution cathode with superior activity and stability over the pH 0–14 range. PBS=phosphate-buffered saline, RHE=reversible hydrogen electrode.

  2. Nanocomposite Semi-Solid Redox Ionic Liquid Electrolytes with Enhanced Charge-Transport Capabilities for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Dr. Iwona A. Rutkowska, Dr. Magdalena Marszalek, Justyna Orlowska, Weronika Ozimek, Dr. Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Prof. Pawel J. Kulesza and Prof. Michael Grätzel

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403475

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    Apple of my I: Iodine-modified Pt nanoparticles promote I[BOND]I bond splitting and enhance electron transfer in an I3/I ionic liquid electrolyte. If the nanoparticles are utilized together with carbon nanotubes, the electrolyte becomes more solid but is still characterized by a fast charge-transport coefficient of 1×10−6 cm2 s−1. Good power-conversion efficiencies are achieved using this semisolid electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cells.

  3. Highly Stable Na2/3(Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13)O2 Cathode Modified by Atomic Layer Deposition for Sodium-Ion Batteries

    Dr. Karthikeyan Kaliyappan, Dr. Jian Liu, Andrew Lushington, Ruying Li and Prof. Xueliang Sun

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500155

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    Put a coat on! Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is adopted to increase the cyclic stability of Na2/3(Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13)O2 cathodes for high-cutoff-voltage cycling. Cathodes coated with a Al2O3 film after two ALD cycles displays a high discharge capacity of at 1C discharge current rate and a slightly decreased capacity at 15C in the voltage range between 2 and 4.5 V along with better cyclic performances; the reported values are among the best reported so far for sodium-ion batteries constructed using various P2-type cathodes.

  4. Molecular Engineering of Organic Dyes with a Hole-Extending Donor Tail for Efficient All-Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Jianfeng Lu, Dr. Yu-Cheng Chang, Hsu-Yang Cheng, Dr. Hui-Ping Wu, Prof. Yibing Cheng, Prof. Mingkui Wang and Prof. Eric Wei-Guang Diau

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500309

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    Dye hard: Hole-extending donor–acceptor–π–acceptor (D–A–π–A) organic dyes are designed and synthesized for all-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells, and a power conversion efficiency of 5.5 % is achieved through co-sensitization with a new porphyrin dye, which extended the spectral response to 800 nm.

  5. Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide by Using Organocatalysts

    Dr. Mirza Cokoja, Michael E. Wilhelm, Michael H. Anthofer, Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500161

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    Sustaining cycles: This review presents the state-of-the art strategies to convert carbon dioxide and epoxides into cyclic carbonates by using bifunctional organocatalysts with special regard to activity, carbon footprints, recycling, and the applicability of the highlighted systems on a large scale.