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. Acid-Promoted Chemoselective Introduction of Amide Functionality onto Aromatic Compounds Mediated by an Isocyanate Cation Generated from Carbamate

    Akinari Sumita, Hiroaki Kurouchi, Prof. Dr. Yuko Otani and Prof. Dr. Tomohiko Ohwada

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402625

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    Direct aromatic amidation: Facile generation of an isocyanate cation from carbamates with ortho-salicylate promotes an intermolecular reaction of isocyanate cation with a stoichiometric amount of arene at room temperature, even in the presence of other electrophilic functionalities. The difference in reactivity between N-monosubstituted carbamate and N,N-disubstituted carbamates can be used to obtain secondary and tertiary amides with different arenes (see figure).

  2. Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Hydrophobic Metallacycles into Ordered Nanostructures

    Jing Zhang, Dr. Riccardo Marega, Li-Jun Chen, Nai-Wei Wu, Xing-Dong Xu, Prof. Dr. David C. Muddiman, Prof. Dr. Davide Bonifazi and Prof. Dr. Hai-Bo Yang

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402410

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    Step by step: The hierarchical self-assembly of supramolecular metallacycles, which were prepared by the combination of 120° hydrophobic dipyridyl 1 with 60, 120, or 180° di-PtII acceptor 2, 3, or 4, respectively, into ordered fibers or spherical particles through multiple noncovalent interactions is described (see figure).

  3. Carboxylated Pillar[5]arene-Coated Gold Nanoparticles with Chemical Stability and Enzyme-like Activity

    Dr. Chiyoung Park, Eun Sun Jeong, Kyung Joo Lee, Prof. Dr. Hoi Ri Moon and Prof. Dr. Kyoung Taek Kim

    Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402574

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    All wrapped up! A multidentate macrocycle, carboxylated pillar[5]arene (CP), can stabilize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in various conditions in which citrate-stabilized AuNPs are not stable. In addition, CP-coated AuNPs exhibit greater peroxidase-like activity than citrate-stabilized AuNPs in the presence of silver cations.

  4. Asymmetric Michael Addition/Intramolecular Cyclization Catalyzed by Bifunctional Tertiary Amine–Squaramides: Construction of Chiral 2-Amino-4H-chromene-3-Carbonitrile Derivatives

    Yu Gao and Prof. Dr. Da-Ming Du

    Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402567

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    Fair and square: The efficient asymmetric Michael addition/intramolecular cyclization of malononitrile with dienones catalyzed by a chiral bifunctional tertiary amine–squaramide catalyst for the synthesis of chiral 2-amino-4H-chromene-3-carbonitrile derivatives is developed. The corresponding products are obtained in good to excellent yields (up to 99 %) with excellent enantioselectivities (up to 98 % ee) for most of the bisarylidenecyclopentanones.

  5. Activator-Free Palladium-Catalyzed Silylation of Aryl Chlorides with Silylsilatranes

    Yutaro Yamamoto, Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Matsubara, Dr. Kei Murakami, Prof. Dr. Hideki Yorimitsu and Prof. Dr. Atsuhiro Osuka

    Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402595

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    A Si of relief: The Pd-catalyzed silylation of aryl chlorides with silylsilatranes proceeds under activator-free conditions and hence displays wide functional group compatibility and allows boryl and siloxy groups to survive. The chloride on palladium is revealed to play an important role in transmetalation from the silylsilatrane to the arylpalladium chloride through strong interaction between the Lewis acidic silicon and the chloride.