Cover image for Vol. 8 Issue 12

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

5_11/2013Cover Picture: Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Oxygen-Functionalized Aromatic Compounds in Water (ChemCatChem 11/2013)

On the way to clean biomass conversion The cover picture shows that oxygen functionalized arenes serve as model substrates for aromatic derivatives found for example in lignocellulosic biomass such as phenol or acetophenone. These arenes are hydrogenated to obtain the analogue cyclohexane derivatives in water. As precatalyst, a highly soluble sulfonated ruthenium(II) bis-carbene complex is used. In their Full Paper on page 3241 ff., W. A. Herrmann, F. E. Kühn and co-workers explain that the results imply a homogenous reaction pathway involving the formation of a ruthenium(II) hydride complex as the active species.

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