Chemistry - A European Journal
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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern
Impact Factor: 5.771
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 24/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)
Online ISSN: 1521-3765
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemistrySelect, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry
The following papers are very important in the opinion of two referees.
Rhodium-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Asymmetric Allylation of Phenols and 2-Hydroxypyridines
Dr. Changkun Li and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Breit
Transform your chemistry: A rhodium-catalyzed dynamic kinetic asymmetric allylation of different nucleophiles with racemic allylic carbonates has been developed. High regio- and enantioselectivities can be obtained under neutral conditions and, furthermore, the chemoselectivities can be controlled by different diphosphine ligands (see scheme).
Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide Nanowire Array on Ti Mesh: An Efficient and Robust 3D Catalyst for On-Demand Hydrogen Generation from Alkaline NaBH4 Solution
Liang Cui, Prof. Xuping Sun, Yuanhong Xu, Prof. Wenrong Yang and Prof. Jingquan Liu
Hydrogen generation: The catalytic dehydrogenation of NaBH4 in alkaline media for on-demand hydrogen generation can be effectively driven by self-supported Co(CO3)0.5(OH)⋅0.11 H2O nanowire array on Ti mesh (CHNA/Ti), with a high hydrogen generation rate of 4000 mL min−1 gCo−1 and a low activation energy of 39.78 kJ mol−1.
A Porous Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework with the Potential for the Separation of Butene Isomers
Huimin Liu, Prof. Dr. Yabing He, Jingjing Jiao, Dongjie Bai, Dr. De-li Chen, Prof. Dr. Rajamani Krishna and Prof. Dr. Banglin Chen
MOFs in the butene business: We report the first zirconium-based metal-organic framework constructed from a triangular tricarboxylate ligand exhibiting a promising potential for the separation of butene isomers, which is very difficult in petrochemical processing.
Kinetically Controlled Assembly of Nitrogen-Doped Invaginated Carbon Nanospheres with Tunable Mesopores
Yang Liu, Dr. Hongwei Zhang, Owen Noonan, Chun Xu, Dr. Yuting Niu, Yannan Yang, Prof. Liang Zhou, Dr. Xiaodan Huang and Prof. Chengzhong Yu
Etch it out! Nitrogen-doped invaginated carbon nanospheres with high specific surface areas (up to 1118 m2 g−1), large pore volumes (2.47 cm3 g−1), and tunable mesopores (3.7–11.1 nm) have been prepared by a surfactant-free strategy, through an ethylenediamine-assisted cooperative assembly between a 3-aminophenol/formaldehyde resin and silica templates.
Studies on the Magnetic Ground State of a Spin Möbius Strip
Spinning round in circles: In this work the spin ground state of homospin seven-membered rings was studied in detail and compared to even-membered analogues. The odd-membered species were found to be spin Möbius strips (see figure).
Activation of Elemental Sulfur at a Two-Coordinate Platinum(0) Center
Elemental sulfur/oxygen was reacted with cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene stabilized platinum(0) complexes (cAAC)2Pt0 to give (cAAC)2Pt(S2)/(cAAC)2Pt(O2). These complexes were characterized by spectroscopic methods. The sulfur analogues were additionally characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The bonding and stability of these complexes were studied by theoretical calculation (see figure).
Cubic Siloxanes with Both Si−H and Si−OtBu Groups for Site-Selective Siloxane Bond Formation
Selectivity cubed: Cubic siloxanes have been synthesized with Si−H and Si−OtBu groups at specific positions [(tBuO)nH8−nSi8O12; n=1, 2, or 7]. Each functional group can be employed for siloxane bond formation while the other functional group remains intact, suggesting that such bifunctional cage siloxanes are useful for stepwise reactions to design various siloxane-based nanomaterials (see scheme).