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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. Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation on Carbon-Supported Pd Nanoparticles: Elucidating the Reaction Mechanism

    Dr. Aditya Savara, Dr. Carine E. Chan-Thaw, Dr. Ilenia Rossetti, Dr. Alberto Villa and Prof. Laura Prati

    Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402552

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    Two key intermediates are involved in the catalytic liquid-phase oxidation of benzyl alcohol. An alkoxy intermediate is proposed for the route to benzyl aldehyde, toluene, and benzyl ether. A carbonyloxyl intermediate is proposed for the route to benzoic acid, benzene, and benzyl benzoate.

  2. One-Step Approach to 2,5-Diformylfuran from Fructose by Proton- and Vanadium-Containing Graphitic Carbon Nitride

    Prof. Dr. Jinzhu Chen, Yuanyuan Guo, Jiayi Chen, Lu Song and Dr. Limin Chen

    Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402323

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    Bypass operation: A combination of protonated graphitic carbon nitride [g-C3N4(H+)] and vanadium-doped g-C3N4 (V–g-C3N4) successfully affords direct synthesis of 2,5-diformylfuran (DFF) from fructose in a one-pot reaction. Moreover, a bifunctional catalyst made of protonated V–g-C3N4 [V–g-C3N4(H+)] allows one-pot as well as one-step direct transformation of fructose into DFF.

  3. Rhodium-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Direct C2-Arylation of Indoles with Aryl Carboxylic Acids

    Lingjuan Zhang, Xiao Xue, Conghui Xu, Yixiao Pan, Guang Zhang, Prof. Lijin Xu, Prof. Huanrong Li and Prof. Zhangjie Shi

    Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402534

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    The long and winding rhodium: RhI-catalyzed direct C2-arylation of indoles with diversely substituted aryl carboxylic acids is developed using the 2-pyrimidyl group as an easily installable and readily removable N-directing group. The reaction proceeds smoothly without the need for external oxidants under relatively mild conditions to produce C2-arylated indoles exclusively. A range of functional groups in both coupling partners are tolerated.

  4. Efficient Hydrogenation of Alkyl Formate to Methanol over Nanocomposite Copper/Alumina Catalysts

    Dr. Xian-Long Du, Xue-Ping Sun, Dr. Chan Jin, Prof. Zheng Jiang, Prof. Dang Sheng Su and Prof. Jian-Qiang Wang

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402560

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    Reducing the odds: The efficient hydrogenation of CO2-derived methyl formate (MF) is achieved over a highly robust catalyst system consisting of copper nanoparticles supported on alumina under solvent-free conditions. A range of other formate esters, including ethyl formate, propyl formate, and butyl formate, can be converted into methanol in high yields.

  5. Selective C[BOND]H Bond Functionalization of 2-(2-Thienyl)pyridine by a Rhodium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst

    Dr. Laura Rubio-Pérez, Dr. Manuel Iglesias, Dr. Ricardo Castarlenas, Dr. Victor Polo, Prof. Jesús J. Pérez-Torrente and Prof. Luis A. Oro

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402507

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    For your C[BOND]H bond only: [Rh(μ-Cl)(H)2(IPr)]2 (IPr=1,3-bis-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) catalyzes the selective functionalization of 2-(2-thienyl)pyridine efficiently with a range of alkenes and internal alkynes. A catalytic cycle is proposed on the basis of the identification of key reaction intermediates and the study of their reactivity by NMR spectroscopy.