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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. Facile Synthesis of Quasi-One-Dimensional Au/PtAu Heterojunction Nanotubes and Their Application as Catalysts in an Oxygen-Reduction Reaction

    Kai Cai, Jiawei Liu, Huan Zhang, Zhao Huang, Dr. Zhicheng Lu, Mohamed F. Foda, Tingting Li and Prof. Heyou Han

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406582

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    Enhanced catalytic activity and durability in the oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR) has been shown by novel nanocrystals prepared in a facile synthesis of quasi-one-dimensional Au/PtAu heterojunction nanotubes (see picture). Heterogeneous nucleation and growth of Au on Te/Pt core–shell nanostructures was employed.

  2. Multiple-Stimulus-Responsive Supramolecular Gels and Regulation of Chiral Twists: The Effect of Spacer Length

    Dr. Wangen Miao, Dr. Dong Yang and Prof. Dr. Minghua Liu

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500097

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    A new twist on healing: Self-healing supramolecular gels that are responsive to multiple stimuli were developed. The formation of nanoscale twists could be controlled by the length of the methylene spacers of the gelator molecules. The pitch of these twists could be regulated by DMF.

  3. Isostrychnine Synthesis Mediated by Hypervalent Iodine Reagent

    Dr. Guillaume Jacquemot, Gaëtan Maertens and Prof. Sylvain Canesi

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500185

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    Novel synthesis of strychnine: New syntheses of isostrychnine and strychnine have been achieved from available 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-propionic acid methyl ester in nine and ten steps. These syntheses involve an oxidative dearomatization process mediated by a hypervalent iodine reagent, an aza Michael-ether-enol tandem transformation, two heck type cyclizations, a reductive isomerization, and a double reductive amination in cascade leading to the alkaloid main core.

  4. Towards Solar Energy Storage in the Photochromic Dihydroazulene–Vinylheptafulvene System

    Dr. Martina Cacciarini, Anders B. Skov, Dr. Martyn Jevric, Anne S. Hansen, Dr. Jonas Elm, Prof. Dr. Henrik G. Kjaergaard, Prof. Dr. Kurt V. Mikkelsen and Prof. Dr. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500100

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    Molecular solar thermal energy storage: Derivatives of the dihydroazulene (DHA)/vinylheptafulvene (VHF) photo/thermoswitch with only one cyano group at position 1 were prepared and investigated experimentally and theoretically. Compared to derivatives with two cyano groups, these compounds exhibit larger energy differences between DHA and VHF isomers and hence larger energy storage capacities, while the VHF to DHA back-reaction is on hold (see scheme).

  5. A Cascade-Reaction Nanoreactor Composed of a Bifunctional Molecularly Imprinted Polymer that Contains Pt Nanoparticles

    Jiao Wang, Dr. Maiyong Zhu, Dr. Xiaojuan Shen and Prof. Songjun Li

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406285

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    Making a good impression: The construction of a cascade-reaction nanoreactor composed of a bifunctional molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) containing acidic catalytic sites and Pt nanoparticles (PtNPs) is presented. The acidic catalytic sites within the imprinted polymer allow one reaction and the encapsulated Pt nanoparticles allow a coupled reaction (see picture; NPA=4-nitrophenyl acetate), thus, demonstrating a catalytic-cascade ability.