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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: B. Weckhuysen, U. Bornscheuer, L. A. Oro

Impact Factor: 5.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 26/135 (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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