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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. Heterobimetallic Metal–Organic Framework as a Precursor to Prepare a Nickel/Nanoporous Carbon Composite Catalyst for 4-Nitrophenol Reduction

    Dr. Ying Yang, Dr. Ying Zhang, Dr. Cheng Jun Sun, Xinsong Li, Wen Zhang, Xiaohui Ma, Dr. Yang Ren and Prof. Dr. Xin Zhang

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402607

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    A tailored fit: Thermal conversion of heterobimetallic zinc–nickel–terephthalate frameworks yields mesoporous nickel/mesoporous carbon (MC) composite catalysts for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol. Tailoring the Ni/Zn ratio in the precursor compounds (Zn1−xNixMOF, x≈0–1, MOF=metal–organic framework) creates densely populated and smaller Ni nanocrystals (Ni NCs) while maintaining sufficient porosity and surface area.

  2. Formic Acid Dehydrogenation Catalysed by Tris(TPPTS) Ruthenium Species: Mechanism of the Initial “Fast” Cycle

    Arnaud Thevenon, Ewan Frost-Pennington, Dr. Gan Weijia, Dr. Andrew F. Dalebrook and Prof. Gábor Laurenczy

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402410

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    Two phosphines or three? Ruthenium m-triphenylphosphinetrisulfonate (TPPTS) complexes are highly active for aqueous phase formic acid dehydrogenation. Using a series of NMR experiments, several active intermediates that each bind three TPPTS units have been identified. The system activity decreases with the loss of one phosphine ligand upon progression to the slower catalytic cycle.

  3. Self-Regenerative Property of Nanocrystalline Ce0.89M0.11O2−y (M=Pd, Rh) Mixed Oxides

    Dr. Michalina Kurnatowska, Dr. Manfred E. Schuster, Dr. Wlodzimierz Mista and Prof. Leszek Kepinski

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402480

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    Born to rise again: Self-regenerative properties of nanocrystalline Ce0.89M0.11O2−y (M=noble metal, e.g., Pd and Rh) mixed oxides are investigated by applying the reduction–oxidation treatment. The redox properties of Ce0.89Rh0.11O2−y are completely reversible after the reduction–oxidation treatment, whereas those of Ce0.89Pd0.11O2−y are only partially reversible.

  4. Mild and Selective Hydrogenation of Nitro Compounds using Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Amino-Functionalized Mesocellular Foam

    Dr. Oscar Verho, Karl P. J. Gustafson, Anuja Nagendiran, Dr. Cheuk-Wai Tai and Prof. Jan-E. Bäckvall

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402488

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    Under green-chemistry conditions: The utilization of a heterogeneous catalyst comprised of Pd nanoparticles supported on aminopropyl-functionalized siliceous mesocellular foam (Pd0–AmP–MCF) is presented for the selective hydrogenation of a variety of nitro compounds to the corresponding amines under mild conditions. The catalyst exhibits broad substrate scope, high stability, and low metal leaching, and can be easily integrated into a larger scale continuous-flow hydrogenation reactor.

  5. Tuning the Selectivity in the Hydrogenation of Aromatic Ketones Catalyzed by Similar Ruthenium and Rhodium Nanoparticles

    Dr. Jessica Llop Castelbou, Emma Bresó-Femenia, Dr. Pascal Blondeau, Prof. Dr. Bruno Chaudret, Prof. Dr. Sergio Castillón, Prof. Dr. Carmen Claver and Dr. Cyril Godard

    Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402524

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    Name that tune: The selectivity of the arene versus ketone reduction of aryl ketones using Ru and Rh nanoparticles stabilized by triphenylphosphine and diphenylphosphinobutane depends on the metal, the stabilizing ligand, and structural factors in the substrates. Some general clues to understand this process are provided.