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

Authors

  • Dr. Takato Mitsudome,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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  • Shoichiro Sueoka,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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  • Satoshi Ikeda,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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  • Dr. Tomoo Mizugaki,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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  • Prof. Dr. Koichiro Jitsukawa,

    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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  • Prof. Dr. Kiyotomi Kaneda

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
    2. Research Center for Solar Energy Chemistry, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan)
    • Department of Materials Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 6-6850-6260
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Abstract

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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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