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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. Friedel–Crafts Alkylation of Indoles Exclusively in Water Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid Supported on a Polyacrylonitrile Fiber: A Simple “Release and Catch” Catalyst

    Dr. Xian-Lei Shi, Huikun Lin, Pengyu Li and Prof. Dr. Wenqin Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402396

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    What a boomer! An ionic liquid supported on a polyacrylonitrile fiber serves as a “release and catch” catalyst to mediate the Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indoles exclusively in water. Excellent results, in terms of a simple procedure, yields (87–96 %), and catalytic recyclability (over 10 cycles), are reported for the metal and cosolvent-free catalyzed synthesis of a wide variety of bis(indolyl)methanes at room temperature.

  2. Selective Dissociation of Dihydrogen over Dioxygen on a Hindered Platinum Surface for the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide

    Sunwoo Yook, Hyeyoung Shin, Prof. Hyungjun Kim and Prof. Minkee Choi

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402436

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    Chemoselective catalysis: The selective dissociation of H2 over O2 is realized by the deposition of H2-selective carbon diffusion layers on a Pt catalyst. The hydrogenation of O2 occurs at the carbon surface by spilt-over hydrogen, and O[BOND]O bond dissociation is suppressed to allow the highly selective synthesis of H2O2.

  3. Mesoporous Carbons Functionalized with Aromatic, Aliphatic, and Cyclic Amines, and their Superior Catalytic Activity

    Dr. Rajashree Chakravarti, Dr.  M. Lakshmi Kantam, Dr. Hideo Iwai, Salem S. Al-deyab, Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga, Dr. Dae-Hwan Park, Prof. Jin-Ho Choy, Kripal Singh Lakhi and Prof. Ajayan Vinu

    Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402403

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    What a knock out with this Lewis base! Successful pore engineering of hexagonal mesoporous carbon has been achieved by functionalizing them with diamines to introduce Lewis base functionality to the ordered carbon structure. The resulting material shows very high activity for the synthesis α,β-unsaturated compounds at room temperature.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.