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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. Effect of Titania Regular Macroporosity on the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution on Cd1−xZnxS/TiO2 Catalysts under Visible Light

    Dr. Ekaterina A. Kozlova, Anna Yu. Kurenkova, Victoria S. Semeykina, Dr. Ekaterina V. Parkhomchuk, Dr. Svetlana V. Cherepanova, Dr. Evgeny Yu. Gerasimov, Andrey A. Saraev, Dr. Vasily V. Kaichev and Prof. Valentin N. Parmon

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500897

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    Turn on the (visible) light: TiO2 samples were synthesized by using a polystyrene template and a template-free technique and then photocatalysts Cd0.4Zn0.6S/TiO2 with a different porosity were prepared. It was shown that the regular porous structure of TiO2 benefits the activity of Cd0.4Zn0.6S/TiO2. Photocatalytic activity (λ=450 nm) 1800 μmol H2 g−1 h−1 was achieved.

  2. Dynamic Imaging of Ostwald Ripening by Environmental Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Thomas E. Martin, Prof. Pratibha L. Gai and Prof. Edward D. Boyes

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500830

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    Cu later: Deactivation by the migration of single atoms (Ostwald ripening) is a key technical limit for industrial catalysis. By using a newly developed environmental scanning transmission electron microscope, the mechanism can be tracked at a single-particle level in situ. H2 is found to significantly enhance the Cu Ostwald ripening rate, and kinetic modelling is used to deconvolute the cause.

  3. Titanium Dioxide Reinforced Metal–Organic Framework Pd Catalysts: Activity and Reusability Enhancement in Alcohol Dehydrogenation Reactions and Improved Photocatalytic Performance

    Dominic Tilgner, Martin Friedrich, Dr. Justus Hermannsdörfer and Prof. Dr. Rhett Kempe

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500747

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    Catalysis on the inside! The controlled incorporation of nanoscale Pd and TiO2 inside MIL-101 (Cr) by means of sublimation is reported. The resulting Pd/TiO2@MIL-101 composite materials are efficient catalysts in hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions. In addition, an enhanced photocatalytic activity is observed.

  4. Palladium-Catalyzed sp2 C[BOND]H Arylation of Azoarenes with Arylhydrazines

    Mingyang Li and Dr. Yong Ye

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500575

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    Helpful hydrazines: With the aid of an azo directing group, the palladium-catalyzed ortho-sp2 C[BOND]H bond activation of azoarenes with hydrazines has been explored. The catalyst reacts with azobenzene to form a palladacyclic intermediate, which reacts with a phenyl radical generated from phenylhydrazine produce a PdIV or PdIII intermediate. This undergoes reductive elimination to give the ortho-arylated products and regenerate the catalyst. This reaction provides a novel access to ortho-aryl azoarenes under mild conditions in high yield.

  5. Probing the Size and Shape Effects of Cubic- and Spherical-Shaped Palladium Nanoparticles in the Electrooxidation of Formic Acid

    Weiran Zheng, Dr. Jin Qu, Prof. Xinlin Hong, Dr. Karaked Tedsree and Prof. Shik Chi Edman Tsang

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500774

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    DRIFTing away: Various structures of adsorbed formate species on a Pd cubic nanoparticle surface are identified by diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy analysis. Their coverage and adsorption strength can affect the activity of the electrooxidation of formic acid. Pd(1 0 0) cubes are able to stabilize two bridge formate species and thus show higher electrooxidation activity than Pd spheres at comparable sizes.