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Cover 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.