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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

5_02i/2013Inside Cover: Immobilization of two (R)-Amine Transaminases on an Optimized Chitosan Support for the Enzymatic Synthesis of Optically Pure Amines (ChemCatChem 2/2013)

The crab shell catalysts! The cover picture shows a porous structure of chitosan in different magnifications and the reaction scheme for the highly enantioselective amination of 2-hexanone using amine transaminases covalently immobilized on this carrier material, which was obtained from chitin. In their Full Paper on p. 588 ff., U. T. Bornscheuer et al. describe the modification of the chitosan support, the covalent immobilization of three enzymes, and their application in an asymmetric synthesis.

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