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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. Superparamagnetic CuFeO2 Nanoparticles in Deep Eutectic Solvent: an Efficient and Recyclable Catalytic System for the Synthesis of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines

    Jun Lu, Xiao-Tang Li, Er-Qian Ma, Li-Ping Mo and Prof. Zhan-Hui Zhang

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402415

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    Green solvent and efficient catalyst: A recyclable catalytic system comprising magnetically recoverable CuFeO2 nanoparticles in a citric acid–dimethylurea melt is established as an efficient and environmentally friendly system for the one-pot synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines.

  2. Copper-mediated 1,4-Conjugate Addition of Boronic Acids and Indoles to Vinylidenebisphosphonate leading to gem-Bisphosphonates as Potential Antiresorption Bone Drugs

    Andrea Chiminazzo, Laura Sperni, Martina Damuzzo, Prof. Giorgio Strukul and Dr. Alessandro Scarso

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402346

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    What a bunch of gems: A straightforward synthesis of gem-bisphosphonates lacking the gem-OH group and bearing alkyl, aryl, and indolyl substituents in the β position through the CuII-mediated conjugate addition of alkyl and aryl boronic acids and indoles to vinylidenebisphosphonate tetraethyl ester is presented.

  3. Selective Hydrogenolysis of Xylitol to Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol over Silica Dispersed Copper Catalysts Prepared by a Precipitation–Gel Method

    Dr. Hailong Liu, Dr. Zhiwei Huang, Prof. Chungu Xia, Dr. Yuqing Jia, Prof. Jing Chen and Prof. Haichao Liu

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402141

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    Out with noble metals, in with copper: Cu–SiO2 with Cu nanoparticles of a uniform size distribution prepared by a precipitation–gel method is an efficient and recyclable non-noble-metal catalyst in the selective hydrogenolysis of xylitol to ethylene glycol and propylene glycol.

  4. Bimetallic Nickel–Rhodium Nanoparticles Supported on ZIF-8 as Highly Efficient Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Hydrazine in Alkaline Solution

    Bingquan Xia, Nan Cao, Hongmei Dai, Dr. Jun Su, Dr. Xiaojun Wu, Prof. Wei Luo and Prof. Gongzhen Cheng

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402353

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    We are alloys: Ultrafine bimetallic Ni–Rh nanoparticles are successfully immobilized on the framework of ZIF-8 by a simple liquid impregnation method. The as-synthesized catalysts are composition dependent toward the dehydrogenation of hydrazine in alkaline solution, and Ni66Rh34@ZIF-8 exhibits the highest catalytic activity.

  5. Synergy in the Catalytic Activity of Bimetallic Nanoparticles and New Synthetic Methods for the Preparation of Fine Chemicals

    Dr. Irene Notar Francesco, Dr. Fabien Fontaine-Vive and Dr. Sylvain Antoniotti

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402252

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    Big plans for nanocatalysts: Metal nanoparticles are currently receiving tremendous interest as alternative catalysts to fill the gap between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. In this area of research, we focus on the use of bimetallic nanoparticles as nanocatalysts in fine-chemicals synthesis. The synergistic effects observed with these nanocatalysts, either as nanoalloys or core–shell objects, that account for their superior activity and efficiency are discussed.