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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. The M1 Phase of MoVTeNbO as a Catalyst for Olefin Metathesis and Isomerization

    Dr. Kazuhiko Amakawa, Dr. Yury V. Kolen'ko, Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl and Dr. Annette Trunschke

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402608

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    M1 FTW! The MoVTeNbO M1 phase, known as an excellent catalyst for the direct oxidation of propane to acrylic acid, exhibits remarkable catalytic activity in the conversion of propene into ethene and butenes. This activity is attributed to partial reduction of the catalyst surface under the reaction conditions. The multifunctionality of the M1 phase is also reflected in the formation of 1-butene and isobutene owing to C4 isomerization.

  2. Selective Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde to Cinnamal Alcohol over Platinum/Graphene Catalysts

    Xiwang Ji, Dr. Xiaoyu Niu, Dr. Bo Li, Qing Han, Prof. Fulong Yuan, Prof. Francisco Zaera, Prof. Yujun Zhu and Honggang Fu

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402573

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    Graphene gives catalysts the edge: Pt/graphene catalysts show excellent selectivity for the conversion of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamal alcohol. This unique selectivity is attributed to a combination of a large fraction of metallic surface atoms and the unique delocalization of electrons in the graphene support.

  3. Counting Active Sites on Titanium Oxide–Silica Catalysts for Hydrogen Peroxide Activation through In Situ Poisoning with Phenylphosphonic Acid

    Todd R. Eaton, Andrew M. Boston, Anthony B. Thompson, Dr. Kimberly A. Gray and Dr. Justin M. Notestein

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402611

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    Titrate to rate: Phenylphosphonic acid adsorbs selectively on tetrahedral Ti sites in TiOx–SiO2 epoxidation catalysts. A simple in situ titration gives some of the first quantitative values for the dispersion of oxide catalysts. This measurement was used to show that a set of 22 different TiOx–SiO2 catalysts have a single intrinsic epoxidation turnover frequency.

  4. Synthesis of Pt, PtRh, and PtRhNi Alloys Supported by Pristine Graphene Nanosheets for Ethanol Electrooxidation

    Dr. Yi Shen, Mr. Zhihui Zhang, Prof. Kaijun Xiao and Prof. Jingyu Xi

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402629

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    Untouched and pristine: Ultrafine Pt, PtRh, and PtRhNi particles were assembled on pristine graphene nanosheets, and the resulting hybrids were examined as electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation. The excellent activity and stability of these electrocatalysts was attributed to the bifunctional effects as well as the modification of Pt electronic structures. Scale bars=20 nm.

  5. The Rise of Magnetically Recyclable Nanocatalysts

    Dr. Manoj B. Gawande, Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque and Prof. Dr. Radek Zboril

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402663

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    What to do after VHS tape? Magnetic nanoparticles are relevant alternatives to conventional inert supports from a sustainable chemistry viewpoint. By using magnetic separation, time-consuming and tedious filtration/separation/isolation protocols can be significantly simplified into a one/two-step method catalyst recovery and reuse.