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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. Combined Operando UV/Vis/IR Spectroscopy Reveals the Role of Methoxy and Aromatic Species during the Methanol-to-Olefins Reaction over H-SAPO-34

    Dr. Qingyun Qian, Charlotte Vogt, Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar, Prof. Dr. Abdullah M. Asiri, Prof. Dr. Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Prof. Dr. Suliman N. Basahel, Dr. Javier Ruiz-Martínez and Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402714

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    Phantom of the operando: During the methanol-to-olefins process over H-SAPO-34 the reaction pathways leading to the formation of olefins and polyaromatics compete. Based on a unique combined operando approach, a first-order kinetic model is proposed to describe both reactions, revealing comparable activation energies. MCT= Mercury–cadmium–telluride.

  2. Enhancing Catalytic Efficiency of Hollow Palladium Nanoparticles by Photothermal Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Added to the Cavity: Palladium–Gold Nanorattles

    Prof. Mahmoud A. Mahmoud and Prof. Mostafa A. El-Sayed

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402644

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    Nanorattle catalysis: The photothermal properties of plasmonic nanoparticles are used for photothermal enhancement of the catalytic efficiency of reactions occurring within a hollow palladium nanoparticle containing small solid gold nanospheres in the cavity.

  3. Investigation of the Kinetics of a Surface Photocatalytic Reaction in Two Dimensions with Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

    Evelien M. van Schrojenstein Lantman, Dr. Onno L. J. Gijzeman, Dr. Arjan J. G. Mank and Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen

    Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402647

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    We plough the surface and scatter: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy can be used to determine the reaction kinetics of surface reactions within self-assembled monolayers. As a proof of principle we have chosen to study the photocatalytic reduction of p-nitrothiophenol. A study of the reaction rate and dilution effects leads to the conclusion that a dimerization must take place as one of the reaction steps.

  4. Morphology-Tuned Exceptional Catalytic Activity of Porous-Polymer-Supported Mn3O4 in Aerobic sp3 C[BOND]H Bond Oxidation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Alcohols

    Dr. John Mondal, Dr. Parijat Borah, Dr. Sivaramapanicker Sreejith, Kim Truc Nguyen, Dr. Xiguang Han, Dr. Xing Ma and Prof. Dr. Yanli Zhao

    Article first published online: 28 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402512

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    Exceptional crystal facets: Nanoporous-polymer-supported Mn3O4 nanocatalysts (Mn@DVTA, DVTA=divinyltriallyl) with different morphologies are developed to catalyze aerobic sp3 C[BOND]H bond oxidation of aromatic hydrocarbons and alcohols. Among the different nanocatalysts, those with octahedral crystallite morphology exhibit outstanding catalytic performance.

  5. Improving the Time Resolution for Remote Control of Enzyme Activity by a Nanosecond Laser-Induced pH Jump

    Dr. Stefanie Kohse, Dr. Antje Neubauer, Prof. Dr. Stefan Lochbrunner and Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl

    Article first published online: 28 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402442

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    Spotlight on: A laser-induced enzyme activation method for application in real-time analysis of proteinogenic systems is demonstrated on a nanosecond time scale. A pH jump is used for switching the activity of a hydrolytic enzyme. The time resolution of activation is thereby only limited to a few nanoseconds.