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Article first published online: 28 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500195
Synergy is key: A Cobalt nitride/nitrogen-rich hollow carbon spheres (CoxN/NHCS) hybrid as a high-performance catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is reported. The CoxN nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed and confined in the hollow shell of the NHCS. The resulting CoxN/NHCS hybrid displays a comparable specific activity to the commercial Pt/C towards ORR and has much better mass activity (5.7 times).
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A catalytic tea set: A palladium catalyst supported on a ceramic that achieves a specific selective hydrogenation among the reducible functionalities has been developed. Either aliphatic or aromatic N-Cbz groups could be deprotected to the corresponding free-amines, while the hydrogenolysis of benzyl esters and ethers did not proceed. The environmental and economic advantages of the catalyst were also demonstrated.
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Article first published online: 28 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500409
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Up, up, and alloy! Highly active bimetallic Ni–Pd alloy nanocatalysts with high Ni/Pd molar ratios facilitate the Suzuki–Miyaura reactions of a wide range of aryl iodides/bromides and arylboronic acids to biaryls in high yields at moderate temperatures in water/ethanol solution. High synergistic interaction between Ni and Pd accounts for the observed high activity and recyclability of the bimetallic Ni–Pd nanocatalysts. FG=functional group.
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Occupancy permit: Oxygen vacancies have a positive effect on the photocatalytic performance of TiO2, but their benefits are limited because of their inherent lability. In this study, fluorine atoms are successfully used to stabilize oxygen vacancies on the surface of TiO2 through a site-occupied strategy. The modified oxygen vacancies have the potential to act as stable active sites for practical applications of TiO2 in photocatalysis.