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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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    Cornelis van der Wijst, Dr. Xuezhi Duan, Ingvild Skeie Liland, Dr. John C. Walmsley, Dr. Jun Zhu, Prof. Dr. Aiqin Wang, Prof. Dr. Tao Zhang and Prof. Dr. De Chen

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500486

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    Making alloys on the tube: Multifunctional Ni/ZnO–carbon-nanotube (CNT) catalysts are active for cellulose conversion into vicinal diols, for which the selectivity depends on the composition of the Ni–Zn alloy phase and an Ni-rich alloy enhances ethylene glycol formation.

  2. Photochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formic Acid using Ruthenium(II)-Based Catalysts and Visible Light

    Alonso Rosas-Hernández, Dr. Henrik Junge and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500494

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    Photogenic: A photocatalytic system that consists of an Ir-based photosensitizer and a RuII bisbipyridine complex is developed for the selective reduction of CO2 to formic acid using triethanolamine as the electron donor and visible light (400<λ<700 nm). Turnover numbers up to 526 and a selectivity of 80 % towards the production of formic acid are achieved with [Ru(2,2′-bipyridine)2(CO)(Cl)]PF6.

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    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500481

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    3 Synergistic effects in 1 catalyst: A 5 nm 10 wt % Ni-Cu@CeO2 catalyst shows high performance at 500 °C in the high-temperature water–gas shift reaction, owing to its high level of metal–support interaction, small bimetallic Ni-Cu particles, and high degree of surface lattice O. Strongly adsorbed CO and type I OH could be the most important intermediate species in the water–gas shift reaction, as evidenced by using CO temperature-programmed reduction–MS and in situ diffuse-reflectance IR Fourier transform spectroscopy.

  4. Graphenes as Metal-free Catalysts for the Oxidative Depolymerization of Lignin Models

    Juan F. Blandez, Dr. Sergio Navalón, Prof. Mercedes Alvaro and Prof. Hermenegildo Garcia

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500477

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    On your marks, get set, GO! A range of graphenes are shown to be efficient for the oxidative degradation of lignin models by molecular oxygen.

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    Aleksandra Tarka, Dr. Magdalena Zybert, Dr. Elżbieta Truszkiewicz, Dr. Bogusław Mierzwa, Prof. Dr. Leszek Kępiński, Dr. Dariusz Moszyński and Dr. Wioletta Raróg-Pilecka

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    Just add barium: The addition of barium to carbon-supported cobalt catalysts for ammonia synthesis inhibits methanation of the support and, even in small amounts, significantly activates the cobalt surface.