Cover image for Vol. 10 Issue 19

Editor: David Smith; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.116

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/29 (Subject); 20/163 (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

2_05/2009Cover Picture: Towards the Efficient, Total Glycan Utilization of Biomass (ChemSusChem 5/2009)

The cover picture shows common sources of waste biomass (agricultural, municipal, forestry) being processed into a mixture of substituted furans in the biomass digester described by M. Mascal and E. B. Nikitin in their Communication on page 423. The method is remarkably simple and is based on a biphasic reactor incorporating a solvent extraction loop. Isolated product yields from raw biomass approach 90 % of the theoretical, from which can be derived new generation “furanoline” biofuels such as 5-ethoxymethylfurfural and 5-methylfurfural, as well as the value-added products furfural and levulinic acid (picture courtesy of Gorkem Gunbas, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis).

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