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

Impact Factor: 7.657

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

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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

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  1. Substituted Phthalic Anhydrides from Biobased Furanics: A New Approach to Renewable Aromatics

    Dr. Shanmugam Thiyagarajan, Dr. Homer C. Genuino, Dr. Michał Śliwa, Dr. Jan C. van der Waal, Dr. Ed de Jong, Dr. Jacco van Haveren, Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen, Dr. Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx and Dr. Daan S. van Es

    Article first published online: 31 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500511

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    Er zit een Aldertje onder het gras: The classical two-step approach to furanics-derived aromatics, via Diels–Alder (DA) aromatization, is modified into a three-step procedure to avoid retro-DA reactions. The new sequence involves a mild hydrogenation step to obtain a stable oxanorbornane intermediate. Subsequent dehydration and dehydrogenation using a physical mixture of acidic zeolites or resins in combination with metal on a carbon support then gives high yields of aromatics under relatively mild conditions.

  2. In Situ Powder Diffraction Studies of Electrode Materials in Rechargeable Batteries

    Dr. Neeraj Sharma, Dr. Wei Kong Pang, Prof. Zaiping Guo and Dr. Vanessa K. Peterson

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500152

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    Under observation: The importance of structure–property relationships to understand battery function, why in situ experimentation is critical to this, and the types of experiments and electrochemical cells required to obtain such information are described.

  3. Gold-Catalyzed Reductive Transformation of Nitro Compounds Using Formic Acid: Mild, Efficient, and Versatile

    Lei Yu, Qi Zhang, Shu-Shuang Li, Dr. Jun Huang, Dr. Yong-Mei Liu, Dr. He-Yong He and Prof. Dr. Yong Cao

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500869

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    Renewable formic acid as a flexible feedstock: A versatile heterogeneous gold-based catalytic system has been developed for the controlled, flexible, and target-specific reductive transformation of nitro compounds using stoichiometric equivalents of formic acid as a key starting material under mild and convenient conditions. The overall operational simplicity, high chemoselectivity, functional-group tolerance, and reusability of the catalyst make this approach an attractive and reliable tool for organic and process chemists.

  4. Nanostructured Double Perovskite Cathode With Low Sintering Temperature For Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    Seona Kim, Areum Jun, Ohhun Kwon, Junyoung Kim, Dr. Seonyoung Yoo, Prof. Hu Young Jeong, Prof. Jeeyoung Shin and Prof. Guntae Kim

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500509

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    Sinter and structure: We report the engineering of a nanostructured double perovskite cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells by using an infiltration method and careful control of the sintering temperature. The study focuses on the reduction of the cathode polarization resistance through the use of mixed ionic electronic conductors and the optimization of cathode microstructure to increase the number of electrochemically active sites.

  5. Cellulose Dissolution and In Situ Grafting in a Reversible System using an Organocatalyst and Carbon Dioxide

    Longchu Song, Yunlong Yang, Prof. Haibo Xie and Prof. Enhui Liu

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500378

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    Be flexible: Cellulose is a promising renewable material, but is difficult to process owing to the stiffness of the molecules and the dense packing of its chains. Reacting cellulose with carbon dioxide in the presence of DBU as organocatalyst and subsequent grafting of L-lactide (LLA) by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) leads to cellulose-graft-poly(L-lactide) co-polymers with tunable glass-transition temperatures, efficiently transforming the originally semirigid cellulose into thermoplastic materials.