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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. Palladium and Bimetallic Palladium–Nickel Nanoparticles Supported on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: Application to Carbon[BOND]Carbon Bond-Forming Reactions in Water

    Dr. Atsushi Ohtaka, Prof. José M. Sansano, Prof. Carmen Nájera, Dr. Izaskun Miguel-García, Dr. Ángel Berenguer-Murcia and Prof. Diego Cazorla-Amorós

    Article first published online: 25 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500164

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    From black to green: The catalytic activity of palladium and bimetallic Pd–Ni nanoparticles deposited on multiwalled carbon nanotubes as a catalyst for cross-coupling reactions in water under ligandless conditions is disclosed. These reaction conditions represent an environmentally friendly alternative to those previously reported for reactions in organic solvents.

  2. Cycloadditions to Epoxides Catalyzed by Group III–V Transition-Metal Complexes

    Dr. Valerio D'Elia, Dr. Jérémie D. A. Pelletier and Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Basset

    Article first published online: 25 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500231

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    Cycloadditions covered: The latest advances in catalytic cycloaddition reactions between epoxides and dipolarophiles catalyzed by group III–V transition metals are reported for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Insight is provided in terms of activation pathways, catalytic efficiency, and reaction mechanism.

  3. Building Electron-Precise Boron[BOND]Boron Single Bonds: Imposing Monogamy on a Promiscuous Element

    Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig, Dr. Rian D. Dewhurst and Dr. Silvia Mozo

    Article first published online: 18 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500219

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    Building B[BOND]B bonds: Historically, methods for the construction of B[BOND]B bonds are rare and most methods come with disadvantages. Thus, the development of new and efficient routes has become a major goal in synthetic chemistry. Recent efforts for the formation of electron-precise B[BOND]B single bonds are presented.

  4. Immobilizing Systems Biocatalysis for the Selective Oxidation of Glycerol Coupled to In Situ Cofactor Recycling and Hydrogen Peroxide Elimination

    Dr. Javier Rocha-Martin, Andreína Acosta, Prof. Jose M. Guisan and Dr. Fernando López-Gallego

    Article first published online: 14 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500210

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    Three’s a crowd: The immobilization of three different enzymes on the same carrier surface allows the selective oxidation of glycerol to 1,3-dihydroacetone (DHA) coupled to in situ redox-cofactor recycling and H2O2 elimination.

  5. Asymmetric Aldol Reaction of Chloral Catalyzed by Diarylprolinol

    Prof. Dr. Yujiro Hayashi, Shoya Watanabe, Yusuke Yasui and Shigenobu Umemiya

    Article first published online: 12 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500282

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    Getting in the pro-zone with pronucleophiles: The asymmetric cross-aldol reaction of chloral hydrate with aldehyde pronucleophiles catalyzed by a CF3-substituted diarylprolinol is accomplished to afford γ-trichloro-β-hydroxy aldehydes in good yields with excellent enantioselectivities. The resulting aldehyde products can be converted into chiral α-azido, α-(4-methyl)phenoxy, and α-fluoro esters without a loss in the diastereo- or enantioselectivities. Bn=benzyl.