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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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  1. NanoSelect Precious Metal Catalysts and their Use in Asymmetric Heterogeneous Catalysis

    Dr. Fiona Kirby, Dr. Carmen Moreno-Marrodan, Dr. Zoltan Baán, Bas F. Bleeker, Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Barbaro, Dr. Peter H. Berben and Dr. Peter T. Witte

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402310

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    Swings and roundabouts: Chiral induction of achiral colloidal Pd and Pt catalysts is accomplished by the addition of cinchonidine. Colloidal Pd and Pt catalysts could be prepared with chiral stabilizers, however, this does not lead to chiral induction. The quaternization of the cinchonidine amine functionality necessary for colloid preparation is the cause for the lack of chiral induction.

  2. Modified Niobium Oxyhydroxide Catalyst: An Acetalization Reaction to Produce Bio-additives for Sustainable Use of Waste Glycerol

    M. Sc. Talita E. Souza, Dr. Marcio F. Portilho, Prof. Dr. Priscila M. T. G. Souza, Patterson P. Souza and Prof. Dr. Luiz C. A. Oliveira

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402322

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    Aqua, Depulso! Amphiphilic catalysts based on niobium oxyhydroxide with partial hydrophobicity improve the acetalization reaction during the conversion of residual glycerol from biodiesel production into acetals by decreasing the interactions between the water molecules and the acid sites on the catalyst.

  3. Spatial Concentration and Temperature Profiles in Dual-Packed-Bed Catalytic Reactors: Oxidative Coupling of Methane

    Bahman Zohour, Daniel Noon and Prof. Dr. Selim Senkan

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402404

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    A bedtime story: The microprobe sampling technique as applied to dual-packed-bed reactors for the catalytic oxidative coupling of methane shows that distributing the O2 feed can significantly increase the yields of C2+ products. By using La2O3–CeO2 nanofiber fabric catalyst beds, C2+ products are obtained in 21 % yield. The dual-bed configuration increases the C2+ yields by increasing CH4 conversion and maintaining the C2+ selectivity levels.

  4. Defects Give New Life to an Old Material: Electronically Leaky Titania as a Photoanode Protection Layer

    Prof. Kevin Sivula

    Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402532

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    Watch that leak! Amorphous titania overlayers together with an intermixing of nickel catalyst can facilitate hole transport and give stability to traditional semiconductors for use as photoanodes for solar water oxidation.

  5. Organocatalysed Asymmetric Direct Mannich Reaction of Acetophenone Derivatives and Dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepines with Azetidine-2-carboxylic Acid

    Yuan-Yuan Ren, Dr. You-Qing Wang, Shuang Liu and Kun Pan

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402446

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    Getting a bit Mannich? Don′t Panic! An enamine-based organocatalysis of acetophenone with azetidine-2-carboxylic acid in the asymmetric Mannich reaction is demonstrated. The desired Mannich products are obtained with 87–95 % ee for acetophenone derivatives and with 72 % ee for α,β-unsaturated ketone benzalacetone by using seven-membered cyclic imines as electrophilic acceptors.