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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, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

4_10b/2012Back Cover: Preparation of Inorganic Photocatalytic Materials for Overall Water Splitting (ChemCatChem 10/2012)

Water Splitting by Inorganic Photocatalyst Materials The back cover illustrates the crystalline powders that have extended absorption in visible light range (deep red color), being decorated by two different cocatalyst particles for hydrogen evolution and oxygen evolution, respectively. The picture shows the different scale of the materials, from a suspension of powders in water (bottom) to a designed cocatalyst with core–shell structure in nanometer-scale (left). A concept describing the charge separation of the excited charge carriers followed by electrocatalysis for water splitting is also schematically visualized (top-right). More details can be found in the Minireview on p. 1485 ff., in which K. Takanabe and K. Domen discuss the-state-of-the-art photocatalytic overall water splitting, as a solar energy conversion technology. A variety of synthetic techniques to generate the inorganic semiconductor powder materials have been reviewed.

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