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Cover 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.