In this issue, J. Seibel et al. review the enzymatic degradation of (ligno)cellulose. How can such a stubborn material be converted into biofuels and chemicals? In a Minireview, E. Meggers et al. discuss asymmetric catalysis mediated by the ligands of chiral-at-metal complexes. The Highlights deal with the electrochemical production of liquid fuels (M. T. M. Koper et al.), the organocatalytic enantioselective synthesis of polyaromatics (X. Bugaut et al.), and the human proteome (J. Muñoz and A. J. R. Heck).
In the Communications section, A. Bousseksou et al. describe the re-appearace of cooperativity in ultra-small spin-crossover nanoparticles (see picture). G. Yu et al. succeeded in the sustainable electrical energy storage through redox reactions of ferrocene in aprotic electrolytes, and D. Milstein et al. present a direct olefination of alcohols with sulfones.
- Angewandte Chemie 41/2014: Fueling Chemistry,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 41.