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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. Synthesis of Oxazolidinones from Epoxides and Isocyanates Catalyzed by Rare-Earth-Metal Complexes

    Peng Wang, Jie Qin, Dr. Dan Yuan, Prof. Yaorong Wang and Prof. Yingming Yao

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403015

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    Does Kepler-186f count as a rare earth? Rare-earth-metal complexes stabilized by an amino-bridged triphenolate ligand are highly active in catalyzing the cycloaddition of isocyanates and epoxides. Under mild conditions, various terminal and disubstituted epoxides as well as arylisocyanates are transformed into corresponding oxazolidinones with moderate to good yields and good regio- and stereoselectivity.

  2. Role of Vanadium and Phosphorus in Substituted Keggin-Type Heteropolyoxo Molybdates Supported on Silica SBA-15 in Selective Propene Oxidation

    Rafael Zubrzycki, Dr. Jan Dirk Epping and Prof. Thorsten Ressler

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402970

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    Making interaction possible: Vanadium-containing Keggin-type hetero polyoxo molybdate ([PV2Mo10O40]5−) is supported on silica SBA-15 (PV2Mo10-SBA-15). The structural evolution and catalytic activity of PV2Mo10-SBA-15 are investigated under selective propene oxidation conditions by using in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy. PV2Mo10-SBA-15 forms a mixture of mainly tetrahedral [MoOx] and [VOx] units during thermal treatment under propene oxidation conditions. Mainly tetrahedral [MoOx] and [VOx] units seem to be in close proximity and interact under catalytic conditions.

  3. XAS and XES Techniques Shed Light on the Dark Side of Ziegler–Natta Catalysts: Active-Site Generation

    Dr. Elena Groppo, Dr. Erik Gallo, Dr. Kalaivani Seenivasan, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Dr. Anna Sommazzi, Prof. Silvia Bordiga, Dr. Pieter Glatzel, Dr. Roelof van Silfhout, Anton Kachatkou, Dr. Wim Bras and Prof. Carlo Lamberti

    Article first published online: 24 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402989

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    Shedding light on the active site: The local structure and electronic properties of the active Ti sites in heterogeneous Ziegler–Natta catalysts, generated in situ by interaction of the precatalyst with different aluminum-alkyl activators, is investigated by X-ray absorption and valence-to-core X-ray emission spectroscopy (XAS and vtc-XES). The active system is a highly dispersed TiCl3-like phase in which the Ti sites are surrounded by bridged chlorine ligands and terminal chlorine ligands.

  4. Direct Electrochemical Addressing of Immobilized Alcohol Dehydrogenase for the Heterogeneous Bioelectrocatalytic Reduction of Butyraldehyde to Butanol

    S. Schlager, Dr.  H. Neugebauer, M. Haberbauer, G. Hinterberger and Prof. Dr. N. S. Sariciftci

    Article first published online: 20 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402932

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    Bioelectrocatalysis for butanol: The direct electrochemical addressing of immobilized alcohol dehydrogenase for the reduction of butyraldehyde to butanol without consumption of NADH is reported. The selective reduction of butyraldehyde to butanol occurs at room temperature, ambient pressure, and neutral pH.

  5. Roles of MoS2 and Graphene as Cocatalysts in the Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic H2 Production Activity of Multiarmed CdS Nanorods

    Dr. Di Lang, Tingting Shen and Dr. Quanjun Xiang

    Article first published online: 18 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403062

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    Right on the edge: The optimized ternary CdS–MoS2–graphene nanocomposites with a layered MoS2/graphene cocatalyst exhibits high visible-light H2 production activity and 54.4 % quantum efficiency without the presence of a noble-metal cocatalyst.