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

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (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

7_11/2014Cover Picture: Molecular Basis for the High CO2 Adsorption Capacity of Chabazite Zeolites (ChemSusChem 11/2014)

The Front Cover illustrates the migration of CO2 molecules from the earth atmosphere into the interior of the chabazite zeolite structure (displayed on the top right of the image). This structure shows the location of CO2 inside the zeolite pores, one (green–black) connected to the cation (in light blue) and another (yellow–black) located inside a “small window” (an 8-membered ring separating different cages). The high CO2 adsorption capacity of chabazite zeolites was investigated using in situ powder diffraction. More details can be found in the Full Paper by Pham et al. on page 3031 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402555), while more information about the research group is available in the Cover Profile (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402954).

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7_11i/2014Inside Cover: Rationalization of Dye Uptake on Titania Slides for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by a Combined Chemometric and Structural Approach (ChemSusChem 11/2014)

The Inside Cover picture underlines the link between solar energy and a sustainable economy. The sunny sky represents the environment in which we live and the dye-sensitized solar cell one of the tesserae needed to build the puzzle of a sustainable future. The optimization of DSC modules is facilitated through the chemical sciences represented by the molecule of D5, the topic of the paper, and through a deep comprehension of the molecular mechanism, represented by the 3D energetic landscape obtained by a combination of theoretical and experimental techniques. More details can be found in the Full Paper by Gianotti et al. on page 3039 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402194).

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7_11c/2014Inside Back Cover: Direct Hydrogenation of Biomass-Derived Butyric Acid to n-Butanol over a Ruthenium–Tin Bimetallic Catalyst (ChemSusChem 11/2014)

The Back Inside Cover picture shows an important method for the production of bioalcohols. The method relies on a hybrid conversion process that is based on the combination of selective hydrogenation of bio-based organic carboxylic acids with the fermentation of biomass to the corresponding acids. A powerful strategy would be the use of direct hydrogenation of organic carboxylic acids without having to use additional esterification processes. To achieve this powerful strategy, it is necessary to adopt effective hydrogenation catalysts to produce yields of bioalcohols above 95% without deactivation of the catalyst. More details on this strategy can be found in the Communication by Jong-San Chang on page 2998 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402311).

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7_11b/2014Back Cover: Engineering the Electrochemical Capacitive Properties of Graphene Sheets in Ionic-Liquid Electrolytes by Correct Selection of Anions (ChemSusChem 11/2014)

The Back Cover picture shows the electrochemical double layer capacitor behavior of graphene sheets in ionic liquids. In these ionic liquids the same cation has been coupled with different anions. Prof. Yan et al. systematically studied the relationship between the anion characteristics of ionic liquids and the electrochemical performance of graphene sheets. Moreover, they deeply analyzed the inherent reason and the mechanism influencing energy density and cycling stability of graphene sheets in ionic liquids. More details can be found in their Full Paper on page 3053 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402275).

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