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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern

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Online ISSN: 1521-3765

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

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  1. Didecarboxylative Iron-Catalyzed Bidirectional Aldolization towards Diversity-Oriented Ketodiol Synthesis

    Adrien Quintard and Jean Rodriguez

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502788

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    Two directions at once: 1,3-Acetonedicarboxylic acid was selectively activated by Fe(acac)3, providing a synthetic platform for the rapid synthesis of keto-3,3′-diols. The bidirectional aldol reaction was efficient for challenging aliphatic aldehydes, providing a rapid route to potentially bioactive complex structures (see scheme; acac = acetylacetonate).

  2. A General, Practical Triethylborane-Catalyzed Reduction of Carbonyl Functions to Alcohols

    Dr. Dongjie Peng, Mintao Zhang and Prof. Dr. Zheng Huang

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502942

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    Low-cost alcohol!: With abundant and low-cost BEt3 as the catalyst, a selective, mild, and user-friendly method is developed for reduction of esters, ketones, and aldehydes into alcohols using an inexpensive hydrosilane. The mechanism involves in situ formation of NaBEt3H by hydride transfer from hydrosilane to sodium triethylalkoxyl borate (see scheme).

  3. Strongly Coupled Pt–Ni2GeO4 Hybrid Nanostructures as Potential Nanocatalysts for CO Oxidation

    Dr. Xin Ge, Xiao Wang, Zhuo Wang, Shuang Yao, Jing Feng, Dapeng Liu, Shuyan Song and Prof. Hongjie Zhang

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502034

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    Flower power: Ni2GeO4 3D flower-like and sphere-like nanostructures were fabricated by a hard-template method and serve as an outstanding support for Pt nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for CO oxidation (see scheme).

  4. Bifacial Base-Pairing Behaviors of 5-Hydroxyuracil DNA Bases through Hydrogen Bonding and Metal Coordination

    Dr. Yusuke Takezawa, Kotaro Nishiyama, Dr. Tsukasa Mashima, Prof. Dr. Masato Katahira and Prof. Dr. Mitsuhiko Shionoya

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502772

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    Two of a kind: A novel bifacial ligand-bearing nucleobase, 5-hydroxyuracil (UOH), has been developed, which forms both a hydrogen-bonded base pair (UOH–A) and a metal-mediated base pair (UOH–M–UOH). The UOH–M–UOH base pairs were quantitatively formed in the presence of lanthanide ions such as GdIII (see figure). The metal-dependent hybridization behaviors of the UOH-containing DNA strands hold great promise as a component for metal-responsive DNA materials.

  5. Developing Lithium Chemistry of 1,2-Dihydropyridines: From Kinetic Intermediates to Isolable Characterized Compounds

    Dr. David R. Armstrong, Catriona M. M. Harris, Dr. Alan R. Kennedy, Dr. John J. Liggat, Dr. Ross McLellan, Prof. Robert E. Mulvey, Matthew D. T. Urquhart and Dr. Stuart D. Robertson

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501880

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    Hard copy download: Kinetic intermediate products of alkyllithium addition to pyridine, 1-lithio-2-alkyl-1,2-dihydropyridines can now be isolated in solid form (see figure) and depending on the alkyl substituent used as hexane soluble sources of lithium hydride.

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