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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 Hydrocyanation of Nitroolefins Catalyzed by an Aluminum(III) Salen Complex

    Ajay Jakhar, Arghya Sadhukhan, Dr. Noor-ul H. Khan, S. Saravanan, Dr. Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Dr. Sayed H. R. Abdi and Dr. Hari C. Bajaj

    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402373

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    It′ll be [Al]right on the night: Chiral aluminum(III) salen complexes are synthesized and used as catalysts for the asymmetric hydrocyanation of nitroolefins using 4-phenylpyridine N-oxide as an additive and trimethylsilyl cyanide as a source of cyanide. An excellent yield of β-nitronitrile (87 %) and enantioselectivity (90 %) are achieved if (2-nitrovinyl)cyclohexane is used as a substrate at −15 °C in 16 h.

  2. Catalytic Oxidative Carbonylation over Cu2O Nanoclusters Supported on Carbon Materials: The Role of the Carbon Support

    Bing Yan, Dr. Shouying Huang, Dr. Shengping Wang and Prof. Dr. Xinbin Ma

    Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402201

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    Synergy at the surface: A chlorine-free Cu2O/activated carbon catalyst with high efficiency is prepared and used for oxidative carbonylation of methanol. The amount of surface oxygen-containing groups (OCGs) on the carbon surface relative to the effective Cu loading plays a key role in the reaction. Cu2O that coordinates to the surface OCGs on carbon support is the active center.

  3. Ionic Liquid and Sulfonic Acid Based Bifunctional Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica (BPMO–IL–SO3H) as a Highly Efficient and Reusable Nanocatalyst for the Biginelli Reaction

    Dr. Dawood Elhamifar, Dr. Masoud Nasr-Esfahani, Prof. Dr. Babak Karimi, Ramin Moshkelgosha and Ahmad Shábani

    Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402162

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    With ionic liquids, but not leaky: The catalytic application of a novel ionic liquid and sulfonic acid based bifunctional periodic mesoporous organosilica (BPMO–IL–SO3H) in the one-pot Biginelli reaction was developed. The catalyst exhibited high reactivity for the Biginelli condensation of a number of aromatic aldehydes with urea and alkylacetoacetates. It can be successfully recovered and reused several times without any significant decrease in efficiency.

  4. Heteropoly Acid/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Materials as Efficient Solid-Acid Catalysts

    Dr. Wei Qi, Wei Liu, Songyun Liu, Dr. Bingsen Zhang, Xianmo Gu, Xiaoling Guo and Prof. Dangsheng Su

    Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402270

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    Heterogeneous beats homogeneous: A prototype supported solid-acid material composed of heteropoly acid and nitrogen-functionalized carbon nanotubes exhibits a high catalytic activity in hydrolysis, rearrangement, and alkylation reactions and can be regenerated easily. This method is a promising way to fabricate functional materials with acidic or redox properties.

  5. Catalytic Deoxygenation of Fatty Acids: Elucidation of the Inhibition Process

    Stefan A. W. Hollak, Prof. Dr. Ir. Krijn P. de Jong and Dr. Daan S. van Es

    Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402290

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    Olefins cause fatal attraction: Catalytic deoxygenation of unsaturated fatty acids suffers from significant catalyst deactivation in the absence of H2. As demonstrated herein, no correlation exists between the nature of the support material and catalyst inhibition. Instead, strong adsorption of unsaturated molecules with the C[DOUBLE BOND]C double bond on the palladium causes catalyst inhibition. The inhibition was shown to be reversible in H2.