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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

Impact Factor: 7.117

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 17/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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February 01, 2014

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  1. “Nanorust”-catalyzed Benign Oxidation of Amines for Selective Synthesis of Nitriles

    Dr. Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh, Dr. Henrik Junge and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402613

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    Next steps towards an iron age in catalysis: A “nanorust”-based material is produced by the pyrolysis of iron acetate-phenanthroline complex on carbon. The material, comprising nanoscale iron oxide covered by layers of nitrogen-doped graphene on carbon (Fe2O3/NGr@C), is a stable, active, and reusable catalyst system for environmentally benign oxidation processes. The selective synthesis of structurally diverse nitriles from amines using molecular oxygen is performed.

  2. New Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene-Based Small Molecules Containing Alkoxyphenyl Side Chains for High Efficiency Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells

    Zhengkun Du, Dr. Weichao Chen, Dr. Shuguang Wen, Dr. Shanlin Qiao, Qian Liu, Dan Ouyang, Dr. Ning Wang, Dr. Xichang Bao and Prof. Renqiang Yang

    Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402865

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    Taking it up a notch: A 2D small molecule based on the benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) unit containing alkoxyphenyl (PO) side chains is synthesized for organic solar cells. By replacing the alkoxy side chain with an alkoxyphenyl group, the molecular aggregation of BDT-PO-DPP is effectively reduced. A small-molecule organic solar cell based on BDT-PO-DPP/PC61BM exhibits promising power conversion efficiency. DPP=diketopyrrolopyrrole.

  3. Photocatalytic Acceptorless Alkane Dehydrogenation: Scope, Mechanism, and Conquering Deactivation with Carbon Dioxide

    Dr. Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury, Dr. Jennifer Julis, Dr. Kathleen Grabow, Dr. Bernd Hannebauer, Dr. Ursula Bentrup, Martin Adam, Prof. Dr. Robert Franke, Dr. Ralf Jackstell and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402850

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    CO2 catalysis: A CO2-influenced, improved dehydrogenation protocol is described using trans-Rh(PMe3)2(CO)Cl as a catalyst. Alkanes and liquid organic hydrogen carriers are used as substrates under benign homogeneous reaction conditions. High catalyst turnover numbers as well as high yields are obtained because of the prevention of catalyst deactivation.

  4. Screen-Printed Calcium–Birnessite Electrodes for Water Oxidation at Neutral pH and an “Electrochemical Harriman Series”

    Seung Y. Lee, Diego González-Flores, Jonas Ohms, Tim Trost, Prof. Dr. Holger Dau, Dr. Ivelina Zaharieva and Prof. Dr. Philipp Kurz

    Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402533

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    Ca-lling on oxides: Powders of calcium manganese oxide (Ca–birnessite) are screen printed onto conductive substrates that are used as anodes in water electrolysis. Screening of various transition-metal oxides for electrochemical water oxidation under “artificial leaf conditions” is possible and confirms the suitability of Ca–Mn-oxides for this task.

  5. A Gemini Quaternary Ammonium Poly (ether ether ketone) Anion-Exchange Membrane for Alkaline Fuel Cell: Design, Synthesis, and Properties

    Jiangju Si, Dr. Shanfu Lu, Xin Xu, Sikan Peng, Ruijie Xiu and Prof. Yan Xiang

    Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402664

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    PEEK and ye shall find: To reconcile the tradeoff between conductivity and dimensional stability in anion exchange membranes, a novel Gemini quaternary ammonium poly (ether ether ketone) (GQ-PEEK) membrane was successfully synthesized. The GQ-PEEK membranes exhibited enhanced ionic conductivity and fuel cell performance while undergoing only moderate swelling.