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Cover Picture: Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane over Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (ChemCatChem 6/2010)
The cover picture shows hydrocarbon substrates activated by oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) using carbon-based catalysts. In their Communication on page 644 ff., B. Frank et al. describe the conversion of ethane to ethylene on surface-modified carbon nanotubes. Due to the high C-H bond strength, harsh reaction conditions are required, in conflict with the oxidation resistance of the carbon catalyst. Surface protection by B2O3 and P2O5 reduces degradation and blocks unselective active sites, as shown by kinetic studies.