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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. Transient Mechanistic Studies of Methane Steam Reforming over Ceria-Promoted Rh/Al2O3 Catalysts

    R. B. Duarte, Prof. Dr. M. Olea, E. Iro, Prof. Dr. T. Sasaki, K. Itako and Prof. Dr. J. A. van Bokhoven

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402388

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    Ceria makes a difference: Transient experiments with alternated methane and water pulses performed in a temporal-analysis-of-product reactor yield information on the mechanism of methane steam reforming and on the role of ceria in the reaction. The responses show that ceria catalyzes the oxidation of surface carbon species by water.

  2. Living Radical Polymerization of Ethylene: A Challenge Overcome?

    Dr. Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt and Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402456

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    It’s alive! A significant step forward in the controlled radical polymerization of ethylene through the reversible addition–fragmentation chain-transfer process was reported recently by Monteil and co-workers. Control over molecular weight, dispersity of the molecular weight distribution, and polymer end groups were investigated. DMC=Dimethyl carbonate.

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Supported Cobalt–Manganese Nanoparticles as Model Catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis

    Dr. Sebastian Werner, Gregory R. Johnson and Prof. Alexis T. Bell

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402260

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    Balancing yin and yang energy: The immobilization of well-defined cobalt–manganese nanoparticles on porous supports leads to the formation of Fischer–Tropsch catalysts with turnover frequencies and product selectivities comparable to those of conventionally prepared catalysts. The catalytic activity per cobalt mass is found to be significantly lower owing to sintering. Magnetic interactions among nanoparticles during immobilization and thermal pretreatment are identified as the primary cause of this phenomenon.

  4. Aqueous Phase Hydrogenation of Quinoline to Decahydroquinoline Catalyzed by Ruthenium Nanoparticles Supported on Glucose-Derived Carbon Spheres

    Deming Zhu, Hongbin Jiang, Lei Zhang, Xueli Zheng, Haiyan Fu, Maolin Yuan, Prof. Hua Chen and Prof. Ruixiang Li

    Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402519

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    Mystic spheres: Highly active and selective quinoline hydrogenation to decahydroquinoline under mild conditions in water is performed with ruthenium nanoparticles supported on glucose-derived carbon spheres (CSP). This is attributed to hydrogen bonding between quinoline and hydroxyl groups of the support and a π–π stacking interaction between quinoline and the aromatic system of the carbon support.

  5. Catalytic Steam Gasification of Cellulose Using Reactive Flash Volatilization

    Fan Liang Chan and Dr. Akshat Tanksale

    Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402434

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    Syngas in a flash: The use of Ni-based catalysts in the reactive flash volatilization of cellulose is demonstrated to produce tar-free synthesis gas in 50 ms residence time in the reactor. Re, Rh, and Ru promoted the Ni catalysts supported on γ-alumina to catalyze cellulose gasification to produce synthesis gas with a controlled H2/CO ratio.