Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann

Impact Factor: 3.935

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 32/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

We are pleased to announce that after over ten years, manuscriptXpress was replaced by a new Manuscript handling system, EditorialManager from ARIES, on February 1.

The links to the new journal sites are available at:

Articles that have been submitted to manuscriptXpress will be processed from there.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to receiving your next excellent manuscript.

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copper · density functional calculations · electrochemistry · fluorescence · gold · graphene · heterocycles · homogeneous catalysis · magnetic properties · mesoporous materials · nanoparticles · nanostructures · natural products · organocatalysis · oxidation · self-assembly · sensors · synthetic methods

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  1. Regioselective C[BOND]H Imidation of Five-Membered Heterocyclic Compounds through a Metal Catalytic or Organocatalytic Approach

    Dr. Xin Wang, Dr. Kai Sun, Dr. Yunhe Lv, Dr. Fengji Ma, Prof. Gang Li, Dr. Donghui Li, Dr. Zhonghong Zhu, Dr. Yongqing Jiang and Dr. Feng Zhao

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403052

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    Give me five: A regioselective C[BOND]H imidation of five-membered heterocyclic pyrrole, furan, and thiophene derivatives was realized. Through a metal catalytic or organocatalytic approach, a series of 2-amino- and β-amino-substituted heterocyclic compounds was obtained under atmospheric conditions.

  2. Synthesis of Quaternary-Carbon-Containing and Functionalized Enantiopure Pentanecarboxylic Acids from Biocatalytic Desymmetrization of meso-Cyclopentane-1,3-Dicarboxamides

    Yu-Fei Ao, Dr. De-Xian Wang, Dr. Liang Zhao and Prof. Dr. Mei-Xiang Wang

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402913

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    As a whole: Rhodococcus erythropolis AJ270, a nitrile hydratase–amidase containing microbial whole-cell catalyst, is able to catalyze enantioselective desymmetrization of meso-cyclopentane-1,3-carboxamides under mild conditions to afford enantiopure quaternary carbon atom bearing 3-carbamoylcyclopentanecarboxylic acids that are not readily available by other means (see scheme; Bn=benzyl).

  3. Tetrathio and Tetraseleno[8]circulenes: Synthesis, Structures, and Properties

    Dr. Xiaodong Xiong, Chun-Lin Deng, Prof. Dr. Boris F. Minaev, Dr. Gleb V. Baryshnikov, Dr. Xiao-Shui Peng and Prof. Dr. Henry N. C. Wong

    Article first published online: 16 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403028

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    Quite a character: Novel sulfur and selenium-bridged [8]circulenes were prepared from octabromotetraphenylene. Computational results show that the central eight-membered rings in these [8]circulenes have a remarkably high antiaromatic character.

  4. Dendritic Ionic Liquids Based on Imidazolium-Modified Poly(aryl ether) Dendrimers

    Tianyi Qin, Xuying Li, Dr. Jinping Chen, Dr. Yi Zeng, Dr. Tianjun Yu, Prof. Dr. Guoqiang Yang and Prof. Dr. Yi Li

    Article first published online: 16 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402960

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    Transferring on through: Dendritic ionic liquids based on imidazolium-modified poly(aryl ether) dendrimers are constructed. Numerous ionic groups at the periphery greatly affect the physical properties of the dendrimers, which results in lower glass transition temperatures, reversible phase-transfer properties, and efficient transport capabilities for organic molecules.

  5. Design of Mononuclear Ruthenium Catalysts for Low-Overpotential Water Oxidation

    Masaya Okamura and Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Masaoka

    Article first published online: 16 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402781

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    Water, water everywhere: Recent progress in single-site Ru catalysts for water oxidation is briefly described. The mechanism of the O[BOND]O bond formation and catalyst design for low-overpotential water oxidation are discussed with a special emphasis on the formation and reaction of high-valent Ru–oxo species (e.g., RuV[DOUBLE BOND]O) as the key intermediate in the reaction (see figure).