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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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    Dan Du, Yu Jiang, Dr. Qin Xu, Dr. Xiang-Ying Tang and Prof. Dr. Min Shi

    Article first published online: 1 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500141

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    Spiraling out of control: A highly efficient organocatalytic enantioselective [3+2] cyclization, which uses trifluoromethylated 2-butenedioic acid diesters for the formation of enantioenriched spiroxindoles that possess a CF3-containing quaternary carbon stereocenter, is explored. This procedure provides an enantiodivergent approach to the synthesis of spirooxindoles at different temperatures. Ts=p-Toluenesulfonyl, Bn=benzyl.

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    Ke Xiong, Dr. Weiting Yu, Prof. Dr. Dionisios G. Vlachos and Prof. Dr. Jingguang G. Chen

    Article first published online: 30 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403067

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    Controlling bond scission: The conversion of lignocellulosic biomass-derived oxygenates into value-added fuels and chemicals requires the control of bond-scission sequences. In this review, the application of metal (both mono- and bimetallic) and metal carbide catalysts is emphasized for the selective C[BOND]C and C[BOND]O bond-scission reactions. Furthermore, the importance of combining density functional theory calculations, microkinetic modelling, ultrahigh vacuum experimental studies over single-crystal model surfaces, and reactor evaluations on the corresponding powder catalysts is illustrated.

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    More than just a solvent: The advantages, disadvantages, and challenges offered by the use of deep eutectic solvents (DESs) for biomass valorization are summarized.

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    Magnesium highly recommended: Oxidative CO2 reforming of methane over Ni/AlCeZrOx catalyst is promoted by the addition of second metals. Of these metals, magnesium addition in particular leads to increased CH4 and CO2 conversions, as well as high selectivity to syngas, with no severe coke deposition because magnesium reduces the size of the Ni nanoparticles.