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Boron and Boron-Containing Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane

Boron and Boron-Containing Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane
Samuel P. Burt, Juan M. Venegas, Somphonh P. Phivilay, Jack Micka, William P. McDermott, Carlos A. Carrero, Ive Hermans, Joseph T. Grant
The front cover artwork for Issue 19/2017 is provided by the Hermans Laboratory at UW-Madison (USA). The image shows the Swedish Chef who, being offered the scientific freedom to explore new recipes, discovered that boron is the most efficient catalyst for the oxidative upgrading of natural gas-derived alkanes to highly-desired olefins. It is a good reminder to the scientific community that despite decades of systematic research on ODH, serendipitous breakthroughs are still possible and can lead to new insights and applications. See the Communication itself at https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701140. “Multiple boron-containing materials, as well as elemental boron, are active and selective catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane reaction as a method to form small olefins.” This and more about the story behind the research featured on the front cover can be found in this issue's Cover Profile. Read the full text of the corresponding research at https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701140.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701473

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