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Editor: Michael Rowan; Editorial Board Chairs: B. Weckhuysen, U. Bornscheuer, L. A. Oro

Impact Factor: 5.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 26/135 (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-Catalyzed Silver-Mediated α-Arylation of Acetic Acid: A New Approach for the α-Arylation of Carbonyl Compounds

    Guo-Jie Wu, Jing Guan, Prof. Fu-She Han and Dr. Yu-Long Zhao

    Article first published online: 24 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402061

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    Palladium served on a silver platter: A new approach for the α-arylation of acetic acid through Pd-catalyzed silver-mediated direct C[BOND]H arylation of acetic acid with aryl iodides is presented. This protocol provides a straightforward method for the synthesis of a diverse set of α-phenylacetic acids. Deuteration experiments are performed to help elucidate the reaction mechanism.

  2. Superior Catalytic Activity of Sub-5 μm-Thick Pt/SiC Films as Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Prof. Sining Yun, Prof. Anders Hagfeldt and Prof. Tingli Ma

    Article first published online: 24 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402003

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    The power of film: A small amount of Pt nanoparticles highly distributed on a SiC surface (Pt/SiC) shows superior catalytic activity for I3 reduction. Three different sub-5 μm-thick Pt/SiC films serving as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells show power conversion efficiencies of 6.82, 7.64, and 7.04 % and respectively reach 86.5, 97.0, and 89.3 % of the level obtained by using a print-Pt counter electrode (7.88 %).

  3. Bifunctional Ag-based catalyst for NOx reduction with E-diesel fuel

    Dr. Pyung Soon Kim, Prof. Byong K. Cho, Prof. In-Sik Nam and Dr. Jin Woo Choung

    Article first published online: 23 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402085

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    Cleaner fuels: The Ag/AlF3/Al2O3 was developed and its excellent deNOx activity was demonstrated by the simulated E-diesel/SCR. AlF3 was almost evenly distributed as AlOxFy and AlF3 on Ag/AlF3/Al2O3, which increased Ag+ ions and the acid site density, respectively. These multiple roles of AlF3 are identified as the origin of the synergistic interaction between Ag/Al2O3 and AlF3/Al2O3. SCR=selective catalytic reduction.

  4. Effect of Composition and Pretreatment Parameters on Activity and Stability of Cu–Al Catalysts for Water–Gas Shift Reaction

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    Article first published online: 23 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201301049

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    Teamwork brings success: The coexistence of various nonzero oxidation state and metallic copper species in a Cu–Al catalyst with 70 atom % Cu yields the highest CO conversion with a stable time on stream (TOS) of 100 h in the water–gas shift reaction (WGSR). PEM=proton-exchange membrane.

  5. Organocatalytic β-Functionalization of Saturated Carbonyl Compounds—the State of the Art

    Liang Wang, Prof. Dr. Jian Xiao and Prof. Dr. Teck-Peng Loh

    Article first published online: 23 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400010

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    Get straight to the point! The elusive and direct organocatalytic β-functionalization of saturated carbonyl compounds has been tackled by oxidative enamine catalysis, oxidative NHC catalysis and merging of photoredox catalysis with organocatalysis. This new activation mode expanded the horizons of chemical synthesis and offers new insight for organic transformations and complex molecule synthesis.