Cover image for Vol. 10 Issue 12

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

Impact Factor: 7.226

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 3/31 (Green & Sustainable Science & Technology); 22/166 (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_12/2009Cover Picture: Acid Hydrolysis of Cellulose as the Entry Point into Biorefinery Schemes (ChemSusChem 12/2009)

The cover image shows a sustainable biorefinery scheme. Cellulose is a renewable and highly available feedstock that is typically found in wood, straw, grass, municipal solid waste, and crop residues. Its use, as raw material for biofuel production, opens a possibility for sustainable biorefinery schemes that do not compete with the food supply. Tapping into this feedstock for the production of biofuels and chemicals requires, as the first step, its depolymerization or its hydrolysis to intermediates more susceptible to chemical and/or biological transformations. Rinaldi and Schüth from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung describe efficient methods for the conversion of cellulose in their Review found on page 1096.

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