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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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    Joachim Klett, Andreas Eva, Frederick Heinz, Dr. Bernhard Kaiser, Prof.  Wolfram Jaegermann and Prof.  Rolf Schäfer

    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501012

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    It’s electrifying! The deposition of Pt particles and films by chemical vapor deposition from platinum(II) acetylacetonate for electrochemical water splitting is presented. High-surface-area particles are obtained at substrate temperatures as low as 150 °C by this technique. Although oxygen leads to a crystalline film growth, hydrogen leads to an open structure of stacked Pt spheres showing small overvoltages for the hydrogen evolution reaction.

  2. Highly Efficient Hybrid Cobalt–Copper–Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide/Graphene Nanocomposites as Catalysts for the Oxidation of Alkylaromatics

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    Mega results for nanocomposites: The liquid-phase selective oxidation of alkylaromatics is conducted successfully on well-dispersed hybrid Co–Cu–Al layered double hydroxide/graphene nanocomposites, which show an excellent catalytic performance attributable to the synergy between the active Co–Cu–Al layered double hydroxide component and the graphene matrix in the unique hetero-nanostructure of the nanocomposites.

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    Ru and formic acid cooperation: Efficient water-based tandem catalytic transformations of bioderived furans to value-added levulinic acid and diketones were successfully achieved by using a system of highly active water-soluble arene–ruthenium homogeneous catalysts containing simple ethylenediamine-based ligands, and tuning the formic acid concentration. A mechanistic study revealed significant cooperation between the ruthenium catalyst and formic acid, as neither of the individual components alone can facilitate this reaction.

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    Dr. Nabanita Pal, Dr. Eun-Bum Cho, Dr. Astam K. Patra and Prof. Dr. Dukjoon Kim

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    Materials for sustainable chemistry: Advanced mesoporous materials are set to be the next generation of catalysts. This contribution discusses the synthesis and functionalization of mesoporous ceria–silica materials and their wide range of catalytic applications in organic synthesis, electrocatalysis, bio-fuel, environmental cleaning, and photocatalysis.

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