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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. Highly Active Bimetallic Nickel–Palladium Alloy Nanoparticle Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Reactions

    Rohit Kumar Rai, Kavita Gupta, Dr. Silke Behrens, Jun Li, Prof. Qiang Xu and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500145

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    Up, up, and alloy! Highly active bimetallic Ni–Pd alloy nanocatalysts with high Ni/Pd molar ratios facilitate the Suzuki–Miyaura reactions of a wide range of aryl iodides/bromides and arylboronic acids to biaryls in high yields at moderate temperatures in water/ethanol solution. High synergistic interaction between Ni and Pd accounts for the observed high activity and recyclability of the bimetallic Ni–Pd nanocatalysts. FG=functional group.

  2. TiO2 with “Fluorine-Occupied” Surface Oxygen Vacancies and Its Stably Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance

    Liming Xu, Lufei Ming and Prof. Feng Chen

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500259

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    Occupancy permit: Oxygen vacancies have a positive effect on the photocatalytic performance of TiO2, but their benefits are limited because of their inherent lability. In this study, fluorine atoms are successfully used to stabilize oxygen vacancies on the surface of TiO2 through a site-occupied strategy. The modified oxygen vacancies have the potential to act as stable active sites for practical applications of TiO2 in photocatalysis.

  3. Facet-Dependent Catalytic Activity of Palladium Nanocrystals in Tsuji–Trost Allylic Amination Reactions with Product Selectivity

    Prof. Kaushik Chanda, Sourav Rej, Shu-Ya Liu and Prof. Michael H. Huang

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500300

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    Getting into shapes: Pd nanocubes, cuboctahedra, and octahedra with good size control are used to catalyze C[BOND]N bond formation in the Tsuji–Trost allylic amination reaction of aniline. The Pd nanocube catalyst gives good product selectivity, whereas the Pd octahedra and cuboctahedra catalysts yield mixtures of products under the same reaction conditions. Furthermore, Pd nanocubes are stable over multiple reaction cycles.

  4. Improved Stability of Pd/Al2O3 Prepared from Palladium Nanoparticles Protected with Carbosilane Dendrons in the Dimethyl Ether Steam Reforming Reaction

    Erika Ramos, Laia Davin, Dr.  Inma Angurell, Dr.  Cristian Ledesma and Prof. Jordi Llorca

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500202

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    Reform with a tree-form: Pd/Al2O3 catalysts prepared from preformed Pd nanoparticles protected with carbosilane dendrons show an outstanding stability for the steam reforming of dimethyl ether compared to conventional catalysts. Upon calcination, the protecting shell decomposes and leaves the Pd nanoparticles anchored to the support in contact with SiO2, which prevents metal sintering under reaction conditions and carbon accumulation.

  5. Controlling the Course of a Two-Way Switchable Pd-Catalyzed Process by means of Empirical Multivariate Models

    Dr. Alexander H. Sandtorv and Prof. Dr. Hans-René Bjørsvik

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500234

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    Flick the switch: A two-way switchable Pd-catalyzed process that can pursue two different mechanisms (hydro- and methoxy-deiodination) is described. The process was optimized by means of statistical experimental design, multivariate modelling, and response surface methodology.