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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, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

5_10b/2013Back Cover: Simple and Efficient 1,3-Isomerization of Allylic Alcohols using a Supported Monomeric Vanadium-Oxide Catalyst (ChemCatChem 10/2013)

Vanadium for victory The cover picture shows that an isolated monomeric vanadium-oxide species can promote the isomerization of allylic alcohols under liquid-phase conditions. In their Communication on p. 2879 ff., K. Kaneda et al. present the creation and characterization of the isolated monomeric vanadium species on silica surface (V/SiO2) and the high catalytic activity of V/SiO2 for various allylic alcohols, including under scaled-up and solvent-free reaction conditions. This heterogeneous catalyst also exhibits high reusability with no drop in activity. Our results highlight that the monomeric vanadium species plays a crucial role in the isomerization.

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