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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1867-3899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemBioChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

2_04/2010Cover Picture: Comparative Study of Copper- and Silver-Catalyzed Protodecarboxylations of Carboxylic Acids (ChemCatChem 4/2010)

The cover picture shows the reaction coordinate for copper-mediated protodecarboxylation. Starting on the left, 2-fluorobenzoic acid has to cross the summit, assisted by a copper(I) dimethoxyphenanthroline complex, in order to lose carbon dioxide and reach the right side as fluorobenzene. In their paper on page 430 ff., Gooßen et al. present mechanistic studies on copper- and silver-catalyzed decarboxylations leading to the discovery of low-temperature decarboxylation catalysts (illustration by Filipe Manjolinho).

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