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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. Promotion of Mesoporous Vanadium Carbide Incorporated on Resorcinol–Formaldehyde Resin Carbon Composites with High-Surface-Areas on Platinum Catalysts for Methanol Electrooxidation

    Kui Li, Jianbing Zhu, Meiling Xiao, Dr. Xiao Zhao, Shikui Yao, Prof. Dr. Changpeng Liu and Prof. Dr. Wei Xing

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402478

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    Platinum–vanadate interaction: The promotion of mesoporous vanadium carbides on Pt nanoparticles for methanol electrooxidation is investigated systematically with a special focus on the electronic effect and the bifunctional mechanism, which can effectively enhance the tolerance to CO-like intermediates, thus improving the activity for methanol oxidation.

  2. Enhancement of Activity and Durability through Cr Doping of TiO2 Supports in Pt Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions

    Jun-Hyuk Kim, Dr. Gihan Kwon, Prof. Hohwan Chun and Prof. Yong-Tae Kim

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402466

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    Doping effect: Cr is doped to TiO2 supports for Pt-based electrocatalysts. Cr doping leads to a marked enhancement of oxygen reduction kinetics attributed to the compressive strain in the Pt lattice as well as the increased electronic conductivity. The doped material also demonstrates a far superior durability to that of conventional Pt/C.

  3. Tailoring the Morphology of g-C3N4 by Self-Assembly towards High Photocatalytic Performance

    Yongliang Liao, Prof. Shenmin Zhu, Prof. Jun Ma, Zhihua Sun, Dr. Chao Yin, Dr. Chengling Zhu, Xianghong Lou and Prof. Di Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402654

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    Shaping graphitic nitrides: Synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) and tailoring of its morphology was performed through adjustment of the molar ratio of melamine to urea, their self-assembly by hydrogen bonding and ionic interactions, and calcination.

  4. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of D-Glucose into Gluconic acid under Low-Frequency Ultrasonic Irradiation

    Damien Rinsant, Dr. Gregory Chatel and Dr. François Jérôme

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402604

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    Radically oxidized! Low-frequency ultrasound associated with the Fenton system (Fe2+/H2O2) can oxidize d-glucose efficiency and selectively into gluconic acid. This sono-Fenton process was demonstrated by studying the effect of hydroxyl radical production on the reaction. This original and eco-efficient method is promising for the further oxidation of chemicals derived from biomass.

  5. Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Carbon Dioxide and Epoxides Catalyzed by a Keggin-Type Polyoxometalate-Supported Rhenium Carbonyl Derivate in Ionic Liquid

    Zhiyuan Huo, Juan Zhao, Prof. Zhanwei Bu, Pengtao Ma, Qisen Liu, Prof. Jingyang Niu and Prof. Jingping Wang

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402575

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    Vacant looks all around: A monovacant Keggin-type polyoxometalate-supported trirhenium carbonyl derivate is synthesized. It is an efficient and recyclable catalyst in the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from carbon dioxide and epoxides under mild reaction conditions in pyrrolidinium bromide ionic liquid. DFT calculations indicate that the derivate acts as a Lewis acid center.