Applied Organometallic Chemistry

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2014 WINNER – Congratulations to the 2014 Best Publication Award Winners:

Rosenani A. Haque, Muhammad Adnan Iqbal, Srinivasa Budagumpi, Mohamed B. Khadeer Ahamed, Amin M. S. Abdul Majid and Noorhafizah Hasanudin

Best Publication Award 2014

Binuclear meta-xylyl-linked Ag(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of N-alkyl/aryl-alkyl-substituted bis-benzimidazolium salts: synthesis, crystal structures and in vitro anticancer studies

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Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2013:

Linjun Shao (left), Jie Liu, Yuhang Ye, Chenze Qi (right) and Xian-Man Zhang

Polyacrylonitrile fiber mat-supported palladium catalyst for Mizoroki-Heck reaction in aqueous solution

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2012:

An alternative CuCI-piperidine-catalyzed oxidative homocoupling of terminal alkynes affording 1,3-diynes in air
Ruimao Hua, Qingwei Zheng and Youzhi Wan from the Tsinghua University, Beijing , People’s Republic of China

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2011:

Hemilabile-coordinated copper promoted amination of aryl halides with ammonia in aqueous ethylene glycol under atmosphere pressure
Zhennü Guo, Jiayi Guo, Ying Song, Limin Wang, Gang Zou East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2010:

Conversion of carbon dioxide to cyclic carbonates using diimine Ru(ll) complexes as catalysts
Mahmut Ulusoy, Engin Cetinkaya, Bekir Cetinkaya Department of Chemistry, Ege University, Turkey

Winner AOC Best Paper Award 2009:

Modifying the Structure of Dinuclear Ruthenium Complexes with Antitumor Activity
Maria G. Mendoza-Ferri¹, Christian G. Hartinger¹, Alexey A. Nazarov¹, Wolfgang Kandioller¹, Kay Severin² and Bernhard K. Keppler¹. ¹ University of Vienna, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Austria. ² Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

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    Jinlong Xiao, Zhangxiu Lu, Zhipeng Li and Yiqun Li

    Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3346

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    A novel palladium(II) carboxymethylcellulose (CMC-PdII) was prepared from sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC-Na) and PdCl2 in aqueous solution. It was employed as precatalyst for Heck–Matsuda and Suzuki–Miyaura couplings. The true catalytic species are active soluble Pd(0) or Pd(0) clusters released from palladium nanoparticles deposited on the CMC molecular skeleton (CMC-Pd0) formed in situ from CMC-PdII in the catalytic process.

  2. Zirconium oxide complex-functionalized MCM-41 nanostructure: an efficient and reusable mesoporous catalyst for oxidation of sulfides and oxidative coupling of thiols using hydrogen peroxide

    Maryam Hajjami, Lotfi Shiri and Azar Jahanbakhshi

    Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3348

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    Zirconium oxide-functionalized mesoporous MCM-41 (Zr-oxide@MCM-41) as an efficient and reusable catalyst is reported for the oxidation of sulfides into sulfoxides and oxidative coupling of thiols into corresponding disulfides in good to high yields using H2O2 as oxidant agent. The mesoporous catalyst was characterized using various techniques.

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    Xiaohua Zhao, Xiang Liu, Yaoqin Zhu and Ming Lu

    Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3349

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    An efficient and reusable pH-responsive mesoporous silica nanocomposite shuttle-supported palladium catalyst was synthesized, which efficiently promotes Sonogashira reaction in water-based biphasic systems. This catalyst of shell-embedded palladium nanoparticles is highly dispersed in organic phase at a pH from 9 to 10 just like a homogeneous catalyst, and can be separated and reused like a heterogeneous one by adjusting the pH of the aqueous medium.

  4. A comparative study of hydroxyl- and carboxylate-functionalized imidazolium and benzimidazolium salts as precursors for N-heterocyclic carbene ligands

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    Article first published online: 15 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3343

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    Several novel chiral tridentate ligands containing thiazoline were efficiently synthesized from commercially available l-cysteine in high yield. These ligands were subsequently applied to the asymmetric Henry reaction of nitromethane and various aldehydes with high yield and high enantiomeric excess.