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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

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February 01, 2014

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  1. Interconnected Co-Entrapped, N-Doped Carbon Nanotube Film as Active Hydrogen Evolution Cathode over the Whole pH Range

    Dr. Zhicai Xing, Qian Liu, Prof. Wei Xing, Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri and Prof. Xuping Sun

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500138

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    Ensnaring Co into catalysis: Direct growth of a film consisting of interconnected Co-entrapped, N-doped carbon nanotubes on carbon cloth (Co-NCNT/CC) leads to a high loading of catalyst and its strong coupling with CC. Co-NCNT/CC can be used as a flexible 3D carbon electrode with low metal content that has a high activity for hydrogen evolution activity and is stable over the whole pH range (0–14).

  2. A Rational Approach to CO2 Capture by Imidazolium Ionic Liquids: Tuning CO2 Solubility by Cation Alkyl Branching

    Dr. Marta C. Corvo, Dr. João Sardinha, Dr. Teresa Casimiro, Dr. Graciane Marin, Prof. Dr. Marcus Seferin, Prof. Dr. Sandra Einloft, Dr. Sonia C. Menezes, Prof. Dr. Jairton Dupont and Prof. Dr. Eurico J. Cabrita

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500104

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    Catch and retain: Introduction of a methyl group at the side chain of the imidazolium cation of an ionic liquid (IL) enhances CO2 solubility. High-pressure NMR (HP NMR) spectroscopy and molecular dynamics data show that CO2 uptake is a direct consequence of the liquid structure of the IL, which provides a matrix with a sponge-like nature to solubilize CO2 without perturbing the supramolecular arrangement.

  3. High-Surface-Area Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide for Electric Double-Layer Capacitors

    Hee-Chang Youn, Dr. Seong-Min Bak, Myeong-Seong Kim, Dr. Cherno Jaye, Dr. Daniel A. Fischer, Dr. Chang-Wook Lee, Dr. Xiao-Qing Yang, Dr. Kwang Chul Roh and Prof. Kwang-Bum Kim

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500122

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    Between the sheets: Nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide (N-RGO) shows excellent electrochemical performance and stability as an electrode material for electrical double-layer capacitors due to its high surface area and electrical conductivity. The two-step synthesis incorporates nitrogen into the hexagonal carbon lattice and restores π conjugation.

  4. Promoting Effect of Sodium Chloride on the Solubilization and Depolymerization of Cellulose from Raw Biomass Materials in Water

    Zhicheng Jiang, Jian Yi, Dr. Jianmei Li, Ting He and Prof. Dr. Changwei Hu

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500158

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    Break it down: Cellulose, as the most abundant component in lignocellulosic biomass, is a preferable feedstock to produce biofuel and chemicals. However, its solubilization remains a challenge. Cl can interact strongly with the end [BOND]OH groups of the glucose unit to result in the enhanced solubilization and depolymerization of cellulose in biomass into oligomers with molecular weights from 200–400 Da.

  5. Tuning of ZIF-Derived Carbon with High Activity, Nitrogen Functionality, and Yield – A Case for Superior CO2 Capture

    Dr. Srinivas Gadipelli and Prof. Zheng Xiao Guo

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403402

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    Carbon control: A detailed structural analysis is performed for MOF-derived nanoporous carbons, using ZIF-8 as a case study as one of the most commonly used precursors. The controlled carbonization of ZIF-8 yields very different porous carbons with variation of the activated C and N sites. The sample prepared at around 700 °C shows a high content of highly active N functional groups. The samples have enhanced CO2 uptake, binding, and selectivity due to the N and Zn sites.