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

Impact Factor: 5.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 26/135 (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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    Dr. Bo Zheng, Dr. Wenduan Hou and Prof. Yungui Peng

    Article first published online: 18 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402236

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    Be there or be square: A series of chiral squaramides were employed in the oxa-Michael-aza-Henry cascade reaction of 2-hydroxyaryl-substituted α-amido sulfones and nitroolefins. Chiral multisubstituted 4-Boc-protected aminobenzopyrans were produced and the corresponding reductive 3,4-diamino chromanes were used as ligands in the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone to give 1-phenylethanol in up to 84 % yield and 93.5:6.5 er.

  2. Graphene Oxide and Its Functionalized Derivatives as Carbocatalysts in the Multicomponent Strecker Reaction of Ketones

    Dr. Ananya Sengupta, Dr. Chenliang Su, Dr. Chenlu Bao, Chang Tai Nai and Prof. Kian Ping Loh

    Article first published online: 18 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402254

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    Stop and GO: Functionalized graphene oxide derivatives are used as reusable and efficient catalysts for the one-pot multicomponent Strecker reaction under neat conditions. Graphene oxide catalysts represent a metal-free alternative to acid-catalyzed reactions.

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    Dr. Thashini Chetty, Holger B. Friedrich, Dr. Venkata D. B. C. Dasireddy, Alisa Govender, Dr. Pheladi J. Mohlala and Dr. Werner Barnard

    Article first published online: 18 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400043

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    Support by gold: Supported gold catalysts are prepared on a γ-Al2O3 support by using the incipient wet impregnation and the deposition–precipitation methods (see picture, catalysts 1 and 2, respectively). These catalysts are assessed for the continuous flow, liquid phase hydrogenation of an octanal/octene mixture, and their activity is compared with the activity of a commercially available Au/Al2O3 catalyst.

  4. Identification and Application of Enantiocomplementary Lactamases for Vince Lactam Derivatives

    Dr. Zeinab Assaf, Elisabeth Eger, Dr. Zeljko Vitnik, Prof. Dr. Walter M. F. Fabian, Dr. Doris Ribitsch, Prof. Dr. Georg M. Guebitz, Prof. Dr. Kurt Faber and Dr. Mélanie Hall

    Article first published online: 18 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402077

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    Perfectly resolved: Enantiocomplementary enzymes active in the hydrolysis of Vince lactam and derivatives thereof are identified, cloned, and purified. Cases of perfect kinetic resolution are obtained. Variations in enzymatic activities on several lactam rings are correlated to the chemical stability of the amide bond, evaluated by natural resonance theory.

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    Yangyang Liu, Shufan Xie, Dr. Hui Li and Prof. Xianying Wang

    Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402191

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    A skinny catalyst out in the sun: A new highly efficient photocatalyst composed of ultrathin P-doped ZnO nanosheets decorated with atomic MoS2 layers is reported. Under natural sunlight, 98 % of the organic dyes can be degraded within 6 min. The photodegradation rate constant reaches 1.413 min−1, which is much higher than that reported in previous literature.