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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: Uwe Bornscheuer, Luis A. Oro, Bert Weckhuysen

Impact Factor: 4.724

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/144 (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 Assisted Tandem Catalysis: Hydroamination followed by Asymmetric Friedel–Crafts Reaction from a Single Chiral N,N,N′,N′-Tetradentate Pyridylmethylamine-Based Ligand

    Dr. Alexandre Aillerie, Dr. Violeta Rodriguez-Ruiz, Romain Carlino, Flavien Bourdreux, Dr. Régis Guillot, Dr. Sophie Bezzenine-Lafollée, Dr. Richard Gil, Prof. Damien Prim and Dr. Jérôme Hannedouche

    Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600604

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    Relay race: The first example of an asymmetric assisted tandem catalysis protocol that combines a metallocatalyzed alkyne hydroamination reaction with an asymmetric organocatalyzed Friedel–Crafts reaction is reported. The chiral ligand of the metallocatalyst is converted into a chiral organocatalyst by simple HCl addition. Some enantioinduction confirms the relay of the chiral information between the two catalysts.

  2. Three-Dimensional Metal–Organic Framework Graphene Nanocomposite as a Highly Efficient and Stable Electrocatalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acidic Media

    Samaneh Sohrabi, Dr. Saeed Dehghanpour and Dr. Masoumeh Ghalkhani

    Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600298

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    All ORR nothing: The reduction of oxygen with a bio-inspired composite made from pyridine-functionalized graphene and a porphyrin-based metal–organic framework is examined. An inexpensive and highly stable electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction in acidic media is introduced.

  3. The Outer-Sphere Mechanism of Nitrene Transfer onto Gold(I) Alkyne Complexes

    Ismael Costa, Dr. Marta Marín-Luna, Marta González Comesaña, Prof.Dr. Olalla Nieto Faza and Prof.Dr. Carlos Silva López

    Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600354

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    It takes alkynes: Density functional theory is used to study the nitrene-transfer reaction onto gold-activated alkynes. Furthermore, a mechanistic explanation for the experimentally observed isomers at the double bond and imine sites is provided. The mechanism is believed to involve an outer-sphere nitrene-transfer step consisting of initial attack of the iminopyridinium ylide to the gold-coordinated alkynyloxazolidinone. Ts=para-tolylsulfonyl.

  4. Enantioselective Cu-Catalyzed Functionalizations of Unactivated Alkenes

    Dr. Zuzana Sorádová and Prof. Dr. Radovan Šebesta

    Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600252

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    Unactivated alkene functionalization: The reaction of a silane or borane with copper salts generates catalytic amounts of copper hydride, which adds even to unactivated alkenes through regioselective hydrocupration. The corresponding organocopper intermediates can be effectively trapped by various electrophiles such as hydroxylamines, imines, or organohalides. Chiral diphosphines render this transformation enantioselective.

  5. Role of Oxide Reducibility in the Deoxygenation of Phenol on Ruthenium Clusters Supported on the Anatase Titania (1 0 1) Surface

    Dr. Hsin-Yi Tiffany Chen and Prof. Gianfranco Pacchioni

    Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600457

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    Stoichiometric versus reduced surfaces: Reduced Ru10/TiO2 surfaces can help the occurrence of phenol direct deoxygenation by facilitating C−OH cleavage.