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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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    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.

  2. 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.

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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

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    Riccardo Porta, Dr. Francesca Coccia, Prof. Rita Annunziata and Dr. Alessandra Puglisi

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    Organic power for asymmetric catalysis: Properly modified 9-amino-epi-quinine derivatives are anchored onto different supports and used as efficient organocatalysts in a variety of reactions, in some cases outperforming their nonsupported counterparts. The immobilization also extends the catalyst lifetime.

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    Article first published online: 21 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500206

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    A catalyst spread far and wide: The effect of plasma pre-treatment on antimony tin oxide (ATO) nanoparticles is to allow homogeneous dispersion of Pt@Pd over the support with a narrow particle size distribution. These factors combine for a dramatic improvement towards ORR activity and durability.