Cover image for Vol. 9 Issue 3

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_04/2011Cover Picture: Shaped RuO2/SnO2–Al2O3 Catalyst for Large-Scale Stable Cl2 Production by HCl Oxidation (ChemCatChem 4/2011)

The cover picture shows the key stages in the development of a suitable heterogeneous catalyst for HCl oxidation (Deacon process), from fundamental studies to pilot-scale tests with shaped bodies. In their Communication on p. 657 ff., Pérez-Ramírez et al. report the design of a novel RuO2/SnO2-Al2O3 catalyst for HCl oxidation with outstanding activity and lifetime. This performance stems from the optimal nanostructuring of the active phase (RuO2) onto the support (SnO2) in combination with the stabilizing effect of Al2O3 at the mesoscale. The prompt implementation of this catalytic system for chlorine recycling in the chemical industry is expected.

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