Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 47

Editor: Neville Compton; Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Palladium Oxidase Catalysis: Selective Oxidation of Organic Chemicals by Direct Dioxygen-Coupled Turnover (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 26/2004)

43_26/2004Environmentally friendly chemistry is often inspired by nature itself. This principle is portrayed in the cover picture depicting recent advances in the palladium-catalyzed selective oxidation of organic molecules with molecular oxygen. In the Review on pp. 3400 ff., S. S. Stahl outlines the mechanistic principles and diversity of applications of “Palladium Oxidase Catalysis”. These catalytic reactions are reminiscent of enzymatic oxidases in which independent dioxygen reduction and substrate oxidation steps are coupled in a sequential, two-stage mechanism.

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