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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. N-Heterocyclic Carbene–Pd Polymers as Reusable Precatalysts for Cyanation and Ullmann Homocoupling of Aryl Halides: The Role of Solvent in Product Distribution

    Prof. Dr. Babak Karimi, Dr. Majid Vafaeezadeh and Dr. Pari Fadavi Akhavan

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500383

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    Switch the solvent: An NHC-Pd polymer with an N-dodecyl group was found to be a highly efficient and recyclable catalyst for cyanation and the Ullmann homocoupling reaction. The employed solvent exhibited a critical influence in the product distribution.

  2. Does the Surface Structure of Oxide Affect the Strong Metal–Support Interaction with Platinum? Platinum on Fe3O4(0 0 1) versus Fe3O4(1 1 1)

    Ke Zhang, Dr. Shamil Shaikhutdinov and Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Freund

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500328

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    The effect remains the same: Platinum deposited on the (√2×√2)R45°-reconstructed surface of Fe3O4(0 0 1) thin films exhibits a strong metal–support interaction that results in cuboid Pt nanoparticles, with edges oriented along the crystallographic directions of the Fe3O4(0 0 1) surface, encapsulated by an FeO(1 1 1) single layer, which is the same as observed previously for hemispherical Pt particles on a Fe3O4(1 1 1) support.

  3. The Pyridyl Functional Groups Guide the Formation of Pd Nanoparticles Inside A Porous Poly(4-Vinyl-Pyridine)

    Dr. Elena Groppo, Dr. Giovanni Agostini, Dr. Elisa Borfecchia, Andrea Lazzarini, Dr. Wei Liu, Prof. Dr. Carlo Lamberti, Dr. Francesco Giannici, Dr. Giuseppe Portale and Dr. Alessandro Longo

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500211

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    N attraction: The reactivity of palladium acetate inside a poly(4-vinylpyridine-co-divinylbenzene) polymer is strongly influenced by the establishment of strong interaction between the palladium precursor and the pyridyl functional group in the polymer, as determined by IR spectroscopy and simultaneous X-ray absorption techniques in the presence of H2 or CO as a function of temperature.

  4. Suzuki–Miyaura Diversification of Amino Acids and Dipeptides in Aqueous Media

    Tom Willemse, Karolien Van Imp, Dr. Rebecca J. M. Goss, Prof. Dr. Herman W. T. Van Vlijmen, Dr. Wim Schepens, Prof. Dr. Bert U. W. Maes and Prof. Dr. Steven Ballet

    Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500190

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    Get down and derivatise! The palladium-catalysed Suzuki–Miyaura derivatisation of (un)protected Phe or Trp, and peptide substrates containing halogenated Phe or Trp, is performed via use of various water-compatible catalytic systems. By mimicking the natural aqueous environment of peptides, halogenated moieties are transformed to a variety of (hetero)aryl and vinyl subtituents.

  5. A Viable Hydrogen Storage and Release System Based on Cesium Formate and Bicarbonate Salts: Mechanistic Insights into the Hydrogen Release Step

    Katerina Sordakis, Andrew F. Dalebrook and Prof. Dr. Gábor Laurenczy

    Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500359

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    Cesium cycling: In the presence of a ruthenium catalytic precursor and a stabilizing phosphine ligand, cesium formate and bicarbonate in aqueous solution perform as a stable hydrogen storage–release couple. An intermediate pentacoordinated 16-electron ruthenium hydride complex is crucial in the promotion of the formate dehydrogenation.