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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

Impact Factor: 4.556

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 31/139 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1867-3899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemBioChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

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  1. Operando Characterization of Catalysts through use of a Portable Microreactor

    Dr. Shen Zhao, Dr. Yuanyuan Li, Dr. Eli Stavitski, Dr. Ryan Tappero, Stephen Crowley, Prof. Marco J. Castaldi, Dr. Dmitri N. Zakharov, Prof. Ralph G. Nuzzo, Prof. Anatoly I. Frenkel and Dr. Eric A. Stach

    Article first published online: 9 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500688

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    Know your catalyst: A portable microreactor is exploited to characterize working catalysts using a wide variety of relevant analytical probes. It is shown that this approach allows characterization of (1) the structure and electronic properties of the metal catalysts, (2) the nature of the support, and (3) the catalytic chemistry. The approach is shown to be general, and allows explicit links to be made between different characterization methods.

  2. Nanocrystalline Mo2C as a Bifunctional Water Splitting Electrocatalyst

    Yagya N. Regmi, Cheng Wan, Kyle D. Duffee and Dr. Brian M. Leonard

    Article first published online: 9 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500677

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    The writing’s on the (multi)wall: Molybdenum carbide templated on multiwalled carbon nanotube is an excellent bifunctional electrocatalyst for HER catalyst in acid and base, and OER in base.

  3. Effect of Titania Regular Macroporosity on the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution on Cd1−xZnxS/TiO2 Catalysts under Visible Light

    Dr. Ekaterina A. Kozlova, Anna Yu. Kurenkova, Victoria S. Semeykina, Dr. Ekaterina V. Parkhomchuk, Dr. Svetlana V. Cherepanova, Dr. Evgeny Yu. Gerasimov, Andrey A. Saraev, Dr. Vasily V. Kaichev and Prof. Valentin N. Parmon

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500897

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    Turn on the (visible) light: TiO2 samples were synthesized by using a polystyrene template and a template-free technique and then photocatalysts Cd0.4Zn0.6S/TiO2 with a different porosity were prepared. It was shown that the regular porous structure of TiO2 benefits the activity of Cd0.4Zn0.6S/TiO2. Photocatalytic activity (λ=450 nm) 1800 μmol H2 g−1 h−1 was achieved.

  4. Dynamic Imaging of Ostwald Ripening by Environmental Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Thomas E. Martin, Prof. Pratibha L. Gai and Prof. Edward D. Boyes

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500830

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    Cu later: Deactivation by the migration of single atoms (Ostwald ripening) is a key technical limit for industrial catalysis. By using a newly developed environmental scanning transmission electron microscope, the mechanism can be tracked at a single-particle level in situ. H2 is found to significantly enhance the Cu Ostwald ripening rate, and kinetic modelling is used to deconvolute the cause.

  5. Titanium Dioxide Reinforced Metal–Organic Framework Pd Catalysts: Activity and Reusability Enhancement in Alcohol Dehydrogenation Reactions and Improved Photocatalytic Performance

    Dominic Tilgner, Martin Friedrich, Dr. Justus Hermannsdörfer and Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500747

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    Catalysis on the inside! The controlled incorporation of nanoscale Pd and TiO2 inside MIL-101 (Cr) by means of sublimation is reported. The resulting Pd/TiO2@MIL-101 composite materials are efficient catalysts in hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions. In addition, an enhanced photocatalytic activity is observed.