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

Impact Factor: 4.556

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 31/139 (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. Spatially Resolved Chemical Characterization with Scanning Photoemission Spectromicroscopy: Towards Near-Ambient-Pressure Experiments

    Dr. Hikmet Sezen, Dr. Belén Alemán, Dr. Matteo Amati, Dr. Matteo Dalmiglio and Dr. Luca Gregoratti

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500637

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    SPEM at near-ambient pressure: Scanning photoemission microscopy (SPEM) is now able to overcome the “pressure gap” that limits the use of spatially resolved photoemission spectroscopy in the investigation of catalytic systems. In this work for the first time we show the acquisition of photoemission maps and spectra with a spatial resolution of 100 nm on samples exposed to pressures in the 1 mbar range.

  2. Surface Segregation of Fe in Pt–Fe Alloy Nanoparticles: Its Precedence and Effect on the Ordered-Phase Evolution during Thermal Annealing

    Sagar Prabhudev, Dr. Matthieu Bugnet, Dr. Guo-Zhen Zhu, Dr. Christina Bock and Dr. Gianluigi A. Botton

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500380

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    Surface-segregation vs atomic-ordering: By using atomic-resolution imaging and electron energy loss spectroscopy and employing both ex situ and in situ approaches, an ongoing interplay between segregation and ordering during the thermal annealing of Pt—Fe alloy nanoparticles is studied. Findings reveal a surface segregation of Fe that is in contrast to earlier reports suggesting Pt surface segregation.

  3. Palladium(II) Acetate Catalyzed Reductive Heck Reaction of Enones; A Practical Approach

    Dr. Subramaniyan Mannathan, Dr. Saeed Raoufmoghaddam, Prof. Dr. Joost N. H. Reek, Prof. Dr. Johannes G. de Vries and Prof. Dr. Adriaan J. Minnaard

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500760

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    Deeply DIPEA about… A palladium-catalyzed reductive Heck reaction of aryl iodides to α,β-unsaturated ketones is described using N,N diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA, Hünigs base) as the reductant. A deuterium labeling study shows that the reaction is a bona fide reductive Heck reaction and excludes a Heck reaction-conjugate reduction cascade.

  4. Methanol Oxidation Reaction on α-Tungsten Carbide Versus Platinum (1 1 1) Surfaces: A DFT Electrochemical Study

    Prof. Dr. Cristiana Di Valentin, Diego Fittipaldi and Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Pacchioni

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500646

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    Something MORish: Tungsten carbide basal and prismatic surfaces are compared directly to Pt (1 1 1) as electrocatalyst materials for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) in terms of Gibbs free energy profiles along the reaction paths and the required overpotential for the half-cell to produce CO2. The comparative analysis shows that WC basal and prismatic surfaces are promising alternatives to Pt, especially if doped with an excess of electronic charge.

  5. Chiral Ammonium Aryloxides: Efficient Multipurpose Basic Organocatalysts

    Jérémy Godemert, Dr. Sylvain Oudeyer and Dr. Vincent Levacher

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500616

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    Flexible organocatalysts: Chiral ammonium aryloxides or betaines are efficient organocatalysts able to activate nucleophiles (Nu) or electrophiles (E) owing to their Lewis or Brønsted base behavior. The capabilities of these catalysts to promote a wide range of chemical transformations with a high level of enantioselectivity is highlighted in this Minireview.