Cover image for Vol. 10 Issue 12

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

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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

3_11/2010Cover Picture: Synthesis of Furfural from Xylose and Xylan (ChemSusChem 11/2010)

The cover picture is from the Communication by Binder et al. on p. 1268. Xylan, a polymer of xylose, is a primary component of birch and other hardwoods. The authors report on the one-step conversion of xylan into furfural, a commodity chemical. Their process, which uses mild conditions, offers an advantageous route from pentosans to renewable fuels and chemicals.

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