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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

8_06/2015Cover Picture: Ternary Ag/MgO-SiO2 Catalysts for the Conversion of Ethanol into Butadiene (ChemSusChem 6/2015)

The cover picture shows the cradle-to-cradle value chain from biomass, in this case corn starch, which is fermented to bio-ethanol and converted by our process to butadiene. The butadiene then serves as a building block for renewable rubber tires. The latter can be recycled or incinerated and serve again as feedstock. More details on the process of direct formation of butadiene from ethanol using a silver-loaded MgO-SiO2 catalyst can be found in the Full Paper by W. Janssens et al. on page 994 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402894).

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8_06i/2015Inside Cover: Selective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Sorbitol to Fructose and Sorbose (ChemSusChem 6/2015)

The Inside Cover image shows a new electrocatalytic method for the selective electrochemical oxidation of sorbitol to fructose and sorbose by using a platinum electrode promoted by p-block metal atoms. By studying a range of C4, C5, and C6 polyols, it is found that the promoter interferes with the stereochemistry of the polyol and thereby modifies its reactivity. This simple and robust approach could be easily scaled or translated into aqueous-phase heterogeneous catalysis. More details can be found in the Communication by Kwon et al. on page 970 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402880).

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8_06c/2015Inside Back Cover: Effects of Catalyst Pore Structure and Acid Properties on the Dehydration of Glycerol (ChemSusChem 6/2015)

The Inside Back Cover picture shows the transformation of glycerol into acrolein over a hierarchically mesoporous acid catalyst particle (shown in the center of the picture). The excellent performance of this catalyst is attributed to the combined action of enhanced accessibility to the active sites and acidic properties. The benefits of the catalysts are demonstrated by reaction tests in terms of activity, selectivity, and stability. In addition, comparisons with microporous HZSM-5 and mesoporous AlMCM-41 are provided for a comprehensive understanding of the effects of pore structures and the acid properties on the dehydration of glycerol. More details can be found in the Communication by Choi et al. on page 

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8_06b/2015Back Cover:Synthesis of Lithium Iron Phosphate/Carbon Microspheres by Using Polyacrylic Acid Coated Iron Phosphate Nanoparticles Derived from Iron(III) Acrylate (ChemSusChem 6/2015)

The Back Cover picture shows that iron(III) acrylate can be used as precursor for both iron and carbon source of lithium iron phosphate/carbon microspheres with high rate and cycling performance. FePO4 nanoparticles are first produced by a co-precipitation reaction. The acrylic acid ions produced as a by-product are in situ polymerized into a uniform polyacrylic acid layer coated on the surface of FePO4 nanoparticles. The utilization of by-product is good from a sustainability point of view. More details can be found in the Full Paper by Xu et al. on page 1009 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403060).

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