Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.587

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 26/157 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

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

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  1. Recent Trends in Copper-Catalyzed C−H Amination Routes to Biologically Important Nitrogen Scaffolds

    Parthasarathi Subramanian, Dr. Georg C. Rudolf and Prof. Dr. Krishna P. Kaliappan

    Article first published online: 13 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500361

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    The recent advancement in copper-catalyzed C−H amination provided simple and straightforward routes with environmentally benign and scalable procedures for the synthesis of biologically relevant heterocycles. The mechanistic evolution of this method allowed for thorough understanding and subsequent development, which further delivered efficient protocols for the synthesis of various nitrogen scaffold including drug molecules. This review highlights the importance of copper catalysis and its recent applications of C−H amination reactions in the synthesis of a variety of heterocycles.

  2. Circularly Polarized Luminescence of Chiral Pt(pppb)Cl (pppbH = 1-pyridyl-3-(4,5-pinenopyridyl)benzene) Aggregate in the Excited State

    Saori Tanaka, Kyohei Sato, Kyoko Ichida, Taichi Abe, Taro Tsubomura, Takayoshi Suzuki and Kazuteru Shinozaki

    Accepted manuscript online: 9 OCT 2015 01:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500985

  3. Fabrication and Formation Mechanism of Ag Nanoplate-Decorated Nanofiber Mats and Their Application in SERS

    Peng Jia, Jiao Chang, Jianqiang Wang, Pan Zhang, Bing Cao, Yuting Geng, Xiuxing Wang and Prof. Kai Pan

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500777

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    Step up to the nanoplate: Ag nanoplate-decorated PmPD/PAN nanofiber mats have been obtained as a highly active 3D SERS substrate by grafting PmPD on PAN nanofiber and subsequent assembly of Ag nanoparticles and growth of Ag nanoparticles into Ag nanoplates. The obtained Ag nanoplates@Pm PD/PAN nanofiber mats exhibit high-performance SERS activity and excellent signal uniformity, thus showing potential for the trace detection of chemical molecules.

  4. Total Synthesis of (±)-Englerin A Using An Intermolecular [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Platinum-Containing Carbonyl Ylide

    Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Kusama, Aoi Tazawa, Dr. Kento Ishida and Prof. Dr. Nobuharu Iwasawa

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500935

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    Just a few steps away: A total synthesis of (±)-Englerin A has been achieved starting from pent-3-ynyl isopropyl ketone in 14 steps. The key feature of this synthesis is the highly efficient and stereoselective preparation of the 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]octane derivative, a core skeleton of Englerin A, based on an inverse electron-demand [3+2] cycloaddition reaction of the platinum-containing carbonyl ylide.

  5. A Remarkably Efficient MnFe2O4-based Oxidase Nanozyme

    Dr. Amit A. Vernekar, Tandrila Das, Sourav Ghosh and Prof. Dr. Govindasamy Mugesh

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500942

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    Up so high: The magnetic nanozyme MnFe2O4 exhibits a remarkable oxidase-like activity. The enzyme-mimetic activity is morphology-dependent, with nanooctahedra exhibiting a catalytic efficiency of 2.21×109m−1 s−1, the highest activity ever reported for a nanozyme.