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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

1_03/2009Cover Picture: The Effect of Confined Space on the Growth of Naphthalenic Species in a Chabazite-Type Catalyst: A Molecular Modeling Study (ChemCatChem 3/2009)

The cover picture shows a goldfish trapped in too small a fishbowl. In a similar manner, bulky species confined within the pores of a zeolites may or may not have the potential to grow further. This theory is put to the test by Van Speybroeck et. al in their paper on page 373 ff., by determining ab initio rate coefficients of growth reactions involving bicyclic compounds within a chabazite-type zeolite. Owing to the severe space limitations, the importance of dispersive interactions is highlighted. The results exclude bicyclic compounds as active hydrocarbon pool species within the sidechain mechanism during the methanol-to-olefin process.

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