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

Impact Factor: 4.724

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

3_01/2011Cover Picture: Recent Advances in the Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose (ChemCatChem 1/2011)

The cover picture shows a filmstrip illustrating the bright future of cellulosic biomass as a sustainable feedstock for producing valuable chemicals and biofuels. We are, however, still far away from cost-effective, large-scale catalytic applications and the state-of-the-art is still frequently hampered by the notorious recalcitrance of the polymeric biomolecules. In their Minireview on p. 82 ff., Van de Vyver et al. make an attempt to capture the wide range of recent developments in this area, and they speculate on possible future directions with a primary focus on the role of heterogeneous catalysis.

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