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

Impact Factor: 5.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 26/135 (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. The Effect of Water on Furan Conversion over ZSM-5

    Christopher J. Gilbert, Juliana S. Espindola, Prof. William C. Conner Jr., Prof. Jorge O. Trierweiler and Prof. George W. Huber

    Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402390

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    Pump it up: The addition of water to the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan over ZSM-5 increases conversion of furan with increasing water partial pressure [42.8 to 84.8 %, as water partial pressure is increased from 0 to 212 Torr (0 to 28 kPa)]. Yields of propylene and CO2 increased from 2.9 to 44.9 % and 0.7 to 16.4 %, respectively, as water partial pressure increased. Thus, co-feeding water with furan over ZSM-5 promotes the hydrolysis of furan to produce propylene and CO2.

  2. gem-Selective Cross-Dimerization and Cross-Trimerization of Alkynes with Silylacetylenes Promoted by a Rhodium–Pyridine–N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst

    Ramón Azpíroz, Dr. Laura Rubio-Pérez, Dr. Ricardo Castarlenas, Prof. Jesús J. Pérez-Torrente and Prof. Luis A. Oro

    Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402327

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    What a­ gem: The rhodium(I) complex [RhCl(IPr)(η2-coe)(py)] [IPr=1,3-bis-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-carbene, coe=cyclooctene, and py=pyridine] has proven to be an effective catalyst precursor for the cross-dimerization and -trimerization of terminal alkynes with alkylsilylacetylenes, which give enynes and dienynes with high regio- and stereoselectivity.

  3. Interaction between Palladium Nanoparticles and Surface-Modified Carbon Nanotubes: Role of Surface Functionalities

    Dr. Bingsen Zhang, Dr. Lidong Shao, Dr. Wei Zhang, Xiaoyan Sun, Xiaoli Pan and Prof. Dang Sheng Su

    Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402272

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    The heat is on, in situ: The effect of surface functionalities on the stability of palladium nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes has been investigated by in situ heating in a transmission electron microscope, which reveals that the functionalized surface of carbon nanotube supports is dominant in the sintering and ripening process of catalytic nanoparticles.

  4. Synthesis and Properties of Core–Shell Metal–Ceramic Microstructures and their Application as Heterogeneous Catalysts

    Jieun Kim and Prof. Doohwan Lee

    Article first published online: 24 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402274

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    You can call me Al: Simple hydrothermal synthesis forms unique core–shell metal–ceramic microstructures with an Al core encapsulated by a crystalline metal oxide shell of various morphological and compositional features. The Rh/MgAl2O4@Al catalyst demonstrates superior Rh dispersion, stability, and an enhanced glycerol reforming rate because of the facilitated heat and mass transport.

  5. Rapid Discovery of a Photocatalyst for Air Purification by High-Throughput Screening

    Dr. Song Sun, Fan Zhang, Dr. Zeming Qi, Dr. Jianjun Ding, Dr. Jun Bao and Prof. Chen Gao

    Article first published online: 24 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402332

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    Screen if you wanna go faster: A photocatalyst for air purification is high-throughput screened by the developed combinatorial method by using an infrared microscope equipped with a homemade in situ reaction cell and a gas dosing system. 1.0 % La3+/0.4 % Nd3+–TiO2 was rapidly picked out as an active composite for toluene degradation with a degradation rate of 93.4 % in 2 h.