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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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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

3_01/2010Cover Picture: Mechanism of the Aerobic Oxidation of α-Pinene (ChemSusChem 1/2010)

The cover picture shows a twig of Pinus pinaster, a pine tree that is cultivated for the production of turpentine oil. This renewable resource contains the olefin α-pinene as a main component. When subjected to aerobic oxidation, α-pinene yields the twelve shown primary oxidation products. A detailed kinetic analysis by Neuenschwander et al. on page 75 reveals the characteristics of the radical chain reaction behind this process and rationalizes the observed product distribution.

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