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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. Suzuki–Miyaura Diversification of Amino Acids and Dipeptides in Aqueous Media

    Tom Willemse, Karolien Van Imp, Dr. Rebecca J. M. Goss, Prof. Dr. Herman W. T. Van Vlijmen, Dr. Wim Schepens, Prof. Dr. Bert U. W. Maes and Prof. Dr. Steven Ballet

    Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500190

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    Get down and derivatise! The palladium-catalysed Suzuki–Miyaura derivatisation of (un)protected Phe or Trp, and peptide substrates containing halogenated Phe or Trp, is performed via use of various water-compatible catalytic systems. By mimicking the natural aqueous environment of peptides, halogenated moieties are transformed to a variety of (hetero)aryl and vinyl subtituents.

  2. A Viable Hydrogen Storage and Release System Based on Cesium Formate and Bicarbonate Salts: Mechanistic Insights into the Hydrogen Release Step

    Katerina Sordakis, Andrew F. Dalebrook and Prof. Dr. Gábor Laurenczy

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500359

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    Cesium cycling: In the presence of a ruthenium catalytic precursor and a stabilizing phosphine ligand, cesium formate and bicarbonate in aqueous solution perform as a stable hydrogen storage–release couple. An intermediate pentacoordinated 16-electron ruthenium hydride complex is crucial in the promotion of the formate dehydrogenation.

  3. Functionalized Magnetic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle-Supported Palladium Catalysts for Carbonylative Sonogashira Coupling Reactions of Aryl Iodides

    Suzana Natour and Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500356

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    The magnetism of Sonogashira: The design of magnetically separable palladium-based nanocatalysts is described. These nanocatalysts are prepared by supporting palladium(II) on magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles that are functionalized with phosphine or bis-N-heterocyclic carbon ligands. The catalysts are applied in carbonylative Sonogashira coupling reactions.

  4. Recent Developments in Palladium-Based Bimetallic Catalysts

    Fenglin Liao, Tsz Woon Benedict Lo and Prof. Shik Chi Edman Tsang

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500245

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    Two metals are better than one: Metallic Pd represents one of the most frequently employed components in catalysis. With the incorporation of a secondary element(s), Pd-based bimetallic nanoparticles can show excellent catalytic performance in a wide range of chemical reactions. This minireview summarizes the recent developments in supported Pd bimetallic catalysts used for chemical synthesis, environment protection, and renewable energy provision.

  5. Preferential Oxidation of CO in H2 on Pure Co3O4−x and Pt/Co3O4−x

    Luan Nguyen, Shiran Zhang, Seog Joon Yoon and Prof. Dr. Franklin (Feng) Tao

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500320

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    Oxide minus one: Preferential oxidation (PROX) of CO in H2 excess environment on Co3O4 nanorods is explored by in situ studies. Pretreatment of the nanorods in H2 at 200 °C favors CO conversion, but anchoring with Pt nanoparticles favors H2 selectivity. Co3O4−x is identified as the active catalyst, its activity is compatible to that needed for operation of low-temperature hydrogen fuel cells.