Cover image for Vol. 8 Issue 18

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

5_07b/2013Back Cover: Photodegradation by a Heterogeneous Mixture of Micro-Sized Anatase and Truncated Rhomboid Anatase Hollow Spheres (ChemCatChem 7/2013)

Enhanced effective photocatalyst! The cover picture shows the photodegradation of methylene blue by a heterogeneous mixture of highly uniform hollow spheres, assembled from truncated rhomboid anatase TiO2 nanoparticles and conventional micro-sized TiO2. In their Full Paper on p. 1871 ff., C.-Y. Lee et al. reveal the factors that enhanced the photocatalytic performance. The scattering structure enhanced the light harvesting, the heterojunction increased the photo-efficiency, and the active surface, {1 0 1} and {0 0 1}, improved the reaction activity. The rate constant for methylene blue degradation by this catalyst was approximately twice that of commercial P25.

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