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

Impact Factor: 5.044

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/136 (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. Facet-Dependent Photocatalytic Activity and Facet-Selective Etching of Silver(I) Oxide Crystals with Controlled Morphology

    Yeu-Wei Harn, Tung-Han Yang, Tsung-Yeh Tang, Miao-Chun Chen and Prof. Jenn-Ming Wu

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402747

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    Facet that! Through synthesis of Ag2O crystals with excellent morphological control, we prove that {1 0 0} facets exhibit the highest photocatalytic activity under full-spectrum light irradiation. The {1 0 0} facets are also demonstrated to show intense susceptibility toward etching by NH3.

  2. Nickel-Supported on La2Sn2O7 and La2Zr2O7 Pyrochlores for Methane Steam Reforming: Insight into the Difference between Tin and Zirconium in the B Site of the Compound

    Youhe Ma, Prof. Dr. Xiang Wang, Xiaojuan You, Jianjun Liu, Jinshu Tian, Dr. Xianglan Xu, Dr. Honggen Peng, Dr. Wenming Liu, Changqing Li, Wufeng Zhou, Ping Yuan and Xiaohong Chen

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402551

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    In Zr, we trust: La2Sn2O7 and La2Zr2O7 pyrochlores are used as supports for Ni for methane steam reforming. The Ni3Sn2 and Ni3Sn alloys formed on the reduced and spent Ni/La2Sn2O7 catalysts effectively inhibit coking, but at the expense of activity. The formation of a large amount of La2O2CO3 species on Ni/La2Zr2O7 during the reaction continuously restores the Ni sites, which thus maintains the high activity and stability of the catalysts.

  3. Ni–Co/Al2O3 Bimetallic Catalysts for CH4 Steam Reforming: Elucidating the Role of Co for Improving Coke Resistance

    Xiaojuan You, Prof. Dr. Xiang Wang, Youhe Ma, Jianjun Liu, Dr. Wenming Liu, Dr. Xianglan Xu, Dr. Honggen Peng, Changqing Li, Wufeng Zhou, Ping Yuan and Xiaohong Chen

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402695

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    Ni–Co alloy rocks: Incorporation of Co into Ni/Al2O3 results in catalysts with significantly improved coke resistance for methane steam reforming reaction. XRD and high-angle annular dark-field STEM mapping provide direct evidence for the formation of surface Ni-Co alloy, which plays the critical role to suppress coking.

  4. Methane Catalytic Combustion over Hierarchical Pd@CeO2/Si-Al2O3: Effect of the Presence of Water

    Dr. Matteo Monai, Dr. Tiziano Montini, Dr. Chen Chen, Dr. Emiliano Fonda, Prof. Raymond J. Gorte and Prof.Dr. Paolo Fornasiero

    Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402717

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    A bridge over troubled water: Excess water has a detrimental effect on the performance of hierarchical Pd@CeO2/Si-Al2O3 under methane combustion. The origin of this effect has been studied by a combination of reactivity experiments, IR spectroscopy and operando EXAFS spectroscopy, observing that the formation of OH groups on the surface of partially reduced CeO2 hinders O spillover and favors progressive formation of reduced Pd.

  5. Combined Operando UV/Vis/IR Spectroscopy Reveals the Role of Methoxy and Aromatic Species during the Methanol-to-Olefins Reaction over H-SAPO-34

    Dr. Qingyun Qian, Charlotte Vogt, Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar, Prof. Dr. Abdullah M. Asiri, Prof. Dr. Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Prof. Dr. Suliman N. Basahel, Dr. Javier Ruiz-Martínez and Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402714

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    Phantom of the operando: During the methanol-to-olefins process over H-SAPO-34 the reaction pathways leading to the formation of olefins and polyaromatics compete. Based on a unique combined operando approach, a first-order kinetic model is proposed to describe both reactions, revealing comparable activation energies. MCT= Mercury–cadmium–telluride.