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Cover image for Vol. 8 Issue 3

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

2_08/2010Cover Picture: Regioselective Hydroformylation of Styrene Using Rhodium-Substituted Carbonic Anhydrase (ChemCatChem 8/2010)

The cover picture shows rhodium-substituted carbonic anhydrase. In their Communication on page 953 ff., Jing and Kazlauskas demonstrate how, by replacing the zinc center in carbonic anhydrase with rhodium, an enzyme is created that catalyzes the hydroformylation of styrene. The active-site-bound rhodium favors formation of the linear hydroformylation product, whereas the unbound rhodium favors the branched product. This is just one example of the great recent strides made in biocatalysis, as highlighted in this Special Issue.

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