Cover image for Vol. 6 Issue 9

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

Recently Published Issues

See all

Latest News

Browse more news

February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

We are pleased to announce that after over ten years, manuscriptXpress was replaced by a new Manuscript handling system, EditorialManager from ARIES, on February 1.

The links to the new journal sites are available at:

Articles that have been submitted to manuscriptXpress will be processed from there.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to receiving your next excellent manuscript.

Your Comment...

[Browse more news]

Recently Published Articles

  1. Tailoring the Morphology of g-C3N4 by Self-Assembly towards High Photocatalytic Performance

    Yongliang Liao, Prof. Shenmin Zhu, Prof. Jun Ma, Zhihua Sun, Dr. Chao Yin, Dr. Chengling Zhu, Xianghong Lou and Prof. Di Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402654

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Shaping graphitic nitrides: Synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and tailoring of its morphology was performed through adjustment of the molar ratio of melamine to urea, their self-assembly by hydrogen bonding and ionic interactions, and calcination.

  2. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of D-Glucose into Gluconic acid under Low-Frequency Ultrasonic Irradiation

    Damien Rinsant, Dr. Gregory Chatel and Dr. François Jérôme

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402604

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Radically oxidized! Low-frequency ultrasound associated with the Fenton system (Fe2+/H2O2) can oxidize d-glucose efficiency and selectively into gluconic acid. This sono-Fenton process was demonstrated by studying the effect of hydroxyl radical production on the reaction. This original and eco-efficient method is promising for the further oxidation of chemicals derived from biomass.

  3. Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Carbon Dioxide and Epoxides Catalyzed by a Keggin-Type Polyoxometalate-Supported Rhenium Carbonyl Derivate in Ionic Liquid

    Zhiyuan Huo, Juan Zhao, Prof. Zhanwei Bu, Pengtao Ma, Qisen Liu, Prof. Jingyang Niu and Prof. Jingping Wang

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402575

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Vacant looks all around: A monovacant Keggin-type polyoxometalate-supported trirhenium carbonyl derivate is synthesized. It is an efficient and recyclable catalyst in the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from carbon dioxide and epoxides under mild reaction conditions in pyrrolidinium bromide ionic liquid. DFT calculations indicate that the derivate acts as a Lewis acid center.

  4. Heterogeneously Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Squalene to Squalane under Mild Conditions

    Valerica Pandarus, Rosaria Ciriminna, Prof. Serge Kaliaguine, Dr. François Béland and Dr. Mario Pagliaro

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402668

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    Sharkless squalane: Full chemoselective hydrogenation of highly unsaturated squalene into squalane is achieved over a sol–gel-entrapped palladium catalyst SiliaCat Pd0. The mild conditions required (1 atm, 30 °C, 0.5–1.0 mol % catalyst) and the catalyst stability and recyclability are a step towards replacing shark-liver oil as a source of squalene in the medicinal and cosmetic industries with alternative sources such as sugarcane.

  5. A Breakthrough in Sustainable Production of Formate Salts: Combined Catalytic Methanol Dehydrogenation and Bicarbonate Hydrogenation

    Ferenc Joó

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402591

    Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

    G’day, formate! The recent breakthrough discovery by Beller et al. in the production of formate salts by combined dehydrogenation of methanol and hydrogenation of bicarbonates is discussed.