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

Impact Factor: 4.556

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 31/139 (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. Sustainable Strategy Utilizing Biomass: Visible-Light-Mediated Synthesis of γ-Valerolactone

    Dr. Sanny Verma, Dr. R. B. Nasir Baig, Dr. Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda and Dr. Rajender S. Varma

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501352

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    Two on one: A novel approach to γ-valerolactone is described that exploits the visible-light-mediated conversion of biomass-derived levulinic acid by using a bimetallic catalyst on graphitic carbon nitride, AgPd@g-C3N4.

  2. Hydrogenation of Condensed Aromatic Compounds over Mesoporous Bifunctional Catalysts Following a Diels–Alder Adduct Pathway

    Prof. Pham Thanh Huyen, Dr. Marko Krivec, Prof. Marijan Kočevar, Dr. Ioana C. Bucur, Cristina Rizescu and Prof. Vasile I. Parvulescu

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501295

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    Is there life on the support? Pt(0.5 wt %)-Al-SBA-15 and Pt(0.5 wt %)-Al-MCM-41 bifunctional catalysts are investigated in the hydrogenation of anthracene and the hydrogenolysis/hydrogenation of a series of synthesized Diels–Alder adducts with anthracene and anthracene derivatives. In direct correlation with the size of the Pt particles, Pt-Al-SBA-15 exhibits a higher activity.

  3. Ni Nanoparticles Stabilized by Poly(Ionic Liquids) as Chemoselective and Magnetically Recoverable Catalysts for Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds

    Prof. Kari Vijayakrishna, Dr. K. T. Prabhu Charan, Kasina Manojkumar, Sadhana Venkatesh, Nellepalli Pothanagandhi, Prof. Akella Sivaramakrishna, Pinapeddavari Mayuri, Prof. Annamalai Senthil Kumar and Dr. B. Sreedhar

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501313

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    Poly(ionic liquid) support: Nickel nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully synthesized by using imidazolium-based poly(ionic liquids) as stabilizing agents. The stabilized NPs were used as catalysts for the chemoselective reduction of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. The NPs are magnetically separable, recyclable, and reusable.

  4. Palladium Supported on Nanodiamonds as an Efficient Catalyst for the Hydrogenating Deamination of Benzonitrile and Related Compounds

    Dr. Neeraj Gupta, Dr. Yuxiao Ding, Dr. Zhenbao Feng and Prof. Dangsheng Su

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501243

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    Diamond in the rough: Cleavage of the carbon–nitrogen bond in organic molecules (nitriles, imines, and amines) by palladium supported on nanodiamonds is reported and is linked to the further utilization of biomass.

  5. Polymers and Kinetic Resolutions: The Insolubility of It All

    Robert W. Clark, Dr. Ravish K. Akhani and Prof. Dr. Sheryl L. Wiskur

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500887

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    Enantiomer separation: The chromatography-free separation of enantiomers through the use of polymers in kinetic resolutions is highlighted. The three methods discussed all result in one enantiomer free in solution and the other enantiomer as part of the polymer that can be removed through filtration.