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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. Asymmetric NaBH4 1,4-Reduction of C3-Disubstituted 2-Propenoates Catalyzed by a Diamidine Cobalt Complex

    Yoshihiro Shuto, Tomoya Yamamura, Dr. Shinji Tanaka, Dr. Masahiro Yoshimura and Prof. Masato Kitamura

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500260

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    Reduction reconsidered: CoCl2 and CoH2(BH3)2 complexes of a neutral and rigid diamidine sp2N ligand catalyze highly enantioselective 1,4-reduction of C3-disubstituted 2-propenoates by NaBH4 to produce the corresponding esters with a saturated prenyl-type motif. A series of experiments suggest that a mechanism of CoH-involved non-single-electron transfer 1,4-addition differentiates the C2 enantioface.

  2. Synthesis of Phospholane–Phosphoramidite Ligands and their Application in Asymmetric Catalysis

    Dr. Tim Hammerer, Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner and Dr. Giancarlo Franciò

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500070

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    New P,P′ hybrid ligands: A set of phospholane–phosphoramidites (quinaphoslane) with four elements of chirality are synthesized through a modular diastereoselective process and applied in the Rh-catalyzed hydrogenation of functionalized olefins with up to 99 % ee and a turnover frequency (TOF) of up to 12 000 h−1, in the Rh-catalyzed hydroformylation of vinyl arenes with regioselectivities of up to 99 % and up to 79 % ee, and in the Ir-catalyzed hydrogenation of imines with up to 79 % ee.

  3. Polystyrene-Supported Triphenylsilyl Chloride for the Silylation-Based Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols

    Dr. Ravish K. Akhani, Robert W. Clark, Liang Yuan, Li Wang, Prof. Dr. Chuanbing Tang and Prof. Dr. Sheryl L. Wiskur

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500173

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    Probability of precipitation: A silyl chloride polymer is employed in a kinetic resolution for the chromatography-free separation of enantiomers. After one enantiomer is covalently bonded to the polymer, it is precipitated from the solution for easy recovery. The polymer can also be recycled in subsequent kinetic resolutions without loss in selectivity.

  4. para-Quinone Methide: a New Player in Asymmetric Catalysis

    Dr. Alejandro Parra and Dr. Mariola Tortosa

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500176

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    A new sheriff in town:­ para-Quinone methides (p-QMs) have been successfully used in asymmetric organocatalysis. Particularly, the asymmetric 1,6-addition of phenyl malonate and different aldehydes to 2,6-disubstituted p-QMs has provided a rapid access to important chiral diarylmethines, highlighting the importance of these synthetic intermediates. These new structures will open up the development of important asymmetric transformations in the future.

  5. Novelty in Complexity: Relationship between Small Peptides, Pd Nanoparticles, and Catalyst Characteristics

    Prof. Árpád Molnár

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500108

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    Bioinspired research: The Knecht group has recently developed specific peptide-capped Pd nanoparticle catalysts. The catalyst design, inspired by nature, and the complex approach with the use of varied characterization techniques is of great interest and offers new perspectives, as well as great opportunities, for the development of new catalyst materials for future sustainable developments