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.

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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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  1. Thermodynamic Phase Transition Triggered by Distinct Distortion and Ordering of Dipropylammonium Picrate

    Yuelan Zhou, Tianliang Chen, Dr. Zhihua Sun, Dr. Shuquan Zhang, Chengmin Ji, Prof. Cheng Song and Prof. Junhua Luo

    Article first published online: 22 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402997

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    Entering a new phase: Dipropylammonium picrate undergoes a reversible first-order phase transition near 185.0 K, which is triggered by order–disorder transformations with a distortion motion of the chain-like alkylammonium cations. This work provides a useful strategy to explore new phase-transition materials based on flexible chain-like alkylammonium cations.

  2. Template-Directed In Situ Polymerization Preparation of Nanocomposites of PEDOT:PSS-Coated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Enhanced Thermoelectric Property

    Zhuang Zhang, Prof. Guangming Chen, Prof. Hanfu Wang and Prof. Xin Li

    Article first published online: 22 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403100

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    Raise your level of performance: Nanocomposites of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes were fabricated via a template-directed in situ polymerization approach. Interestingly, the obtained nanocomposites display a greatly enhanced thermoelectric performance.

  3. Chiral Ammonium Betaine-Catalyzed Highly Stereoselective Aza-Henry Reaction of α-Aryl Nitromethanes with Aromatic N-Boc Imines

    Dr. Daisuke Uraguchi, Keigo Oyaizu, Haruhiro Noguchi and Prof. Dr. Takashi Ooi

    Article first published online: 22 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201402943

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    What we need is tolerance: A highly stereoselective aza-Henry reaction of α-aryl nitromethanes with aromatic N-Boc imines was established by using C1-symmetric chiral ammonium betaine as a bifunctional organic base catalyst. The reaction tolerated various substituted aryl groups for both imines and nitromethanes, and a series of precursors for the synthesis of unsymmetrical anti-1,2-diaryl ethylenediamines was provided.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).