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Cover image for Vol. 82 Issue 9

Editor: Marisa Spiniello. Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Driess, Michal Hocek, Tetsuro Majima

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

77_06/2012Cover Picture: Ethanol Recovery from Water Using Silicalite-1 Membrane: An Operando Infrared Spectroscopic Study (ChemPlusChem 6/2012)

The cover picture shows the separation of ethanol from water using silicalite-1 membrane. The silicalite-1 membrane supported on a porous stainless-steel net has high ethanol selectivity combined with a high flux. Besides, the high mechanical stability and crack resistance of the membrane are revealed. As outlined by S. Mintova and co-workers in their Full Paper on page 437 ff., the supported silicalite-1 membrane is appropriate for ethanol extraction from aqueous bio-ethanol systems such as fermentation broths/biomass.

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