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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

Impact Factor: 5.044

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 26/136 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1867-3899

Associated Title(s): Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemBioChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem

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    Qinghua Liang, Prof. Zheng-Hong Huang, Prof. Feiyu Kang and Prof. Quan-Hong Yang

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500076

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    Easy does it: Crystalline polymeric graphitic carbon nitrides with an enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance are prepared by heating a mixture of melamine and lithium halides.

  2. Influence of Metal Particle Size on Oxidative CO2 Reforming of Methane over Supported Nickel Catalysts: Effects of Second-Metal Addition

    Dr. Annabathini Geetha Bhavani, Won Young Kim, Prof. Jin Woo Lee and Prof. Jae Sung Lee

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500003

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    Magnesium highly recommended: Oxidative CO2 reforming of methane over Ni/AlCeZrOx catalyst is promoted by the addition of second metals. Of these metals, magnesium addition in particular leads to increased CH4 and CO2 conversions, as well as high selectivity to syngas, with no severe coke deposition because magnesium reduces the size of the Ni nanoparticles.

  3. In Situ Generated Catalyst System to Convert Biomass-Derived Levulinic Acid to γ-Valerolactone

    Xing Tang, Assist. Prof. Xianhai Zeng, Zheng Li, Weifeng Li, Yetao Jiang, Dr. Lei Hu, Prof. Shijie Liu, Assist. Prof. Yong Sun and Prof. Lu Lin

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    In situ generated catalyst system: HCl/ZrO(OH)2 catalysts are prepared in situ by the autonomous decomposition of ZrOCl28 H2O in levulinic acid (LA)/2-butanol solution. The esterification of LA was catalyzed in tandem with hydrocyclization to γ-valerolactone (GVL) by Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction.

  4. The Organic–Synthetic Potential of Recombinant Ene Reductases: Substrate-Scope Evaluation and Process Optimization

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    Article first published online: 24 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402903

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    Comprehensive screening: A detailed screening of 23 recombinant ene reductases for the reduction of 21 activated alkenes is performed as well as a subsequent study of the influence of 41 reaction parameters towards the enzyme activity and selectivity of selected reactions. In addition, a range of biocatalytic reductions on an increased laboratory scale are performed with substrate concentrations between 5 and 100 g L−1. EWG=Electron-withdrawing group.

  5. Asymmetric Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation under Solventless Conditions in Ball Mills

    Manuel Jörres, Dr. José Luis Aceña, Prof. Dr. Vadim A. Soloshonok and Prof. Dr. Carsten Bolm

    Article first published online: 24 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500102

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    Better dry than solvated: Solventless asymmetric alkylation of nickel complex 1 in a ball mill leads to α-amino acid precursors with essentially complete stereochemical control; this outcome is generally better than that obtained for analogous reactions performed in solution. Extension to aldol chemistry and the potential of the ball-milling technique in “one-pot” asymmetric alkylation/click reaction sequences are demonstrated.

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