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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. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Alkoxycarbonylation of Alkenes with Paraformaldehyde as a Carbon Monoxide Substitute

    Dr. Qiang Liu, Lipeng Wu, Dr. Ralf Jackstell and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402304

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    (CH2O)ninstead of CO: Easy-to-handle paraformaldehyde as a C1 source in the alkoxycarbonylation reaction of alkenes is described. Using readily available [Ru3(CO)12] and PCy3 (Cy=cyclohexyl) as the catalyst, industrially important esters are produced in good to high yield (≤90 %) at relatively low temperature. The use of formaldehyde as the carbonyl source provides the potential to avoid both the use of CO in carbonylation reactions and special high-pressure reactors.

  2. Ruthenium-Catalyzed N-Alkylation for the Synthesis of 2-N-Pyridylmethyl Benzonitriles and an Exploration of Its Synthetic Utility

    Mengmeng Chen, Prof. Dr. Min Zhang, Feng Xie, Xiaoting Wang and Prof. Dr. Huanfeng Jiang

    Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402455

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    Synthetic happiness: The N-alkylation of 2-aminobenzonitriles with pyridyl methanol compounds as the alkylating reagents as well as an exploration of its synthetic utility have been demonstrated by using an easily available Ru3(CO)12/Binap/tBuOK [Binap=2,2′-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1′-binaphthyl] catalyst system.

  3. Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution by Tungsten Disulfide at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces

    Emre Aslan, Dr. Imren Hatay Patir and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ersoz

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402473

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    It’s all about HER: WS2 is an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen-evolution reaction using organic electron donors such as decamethylferrocene. This catalytic effect is proven by GC, UV/Vis, and cyclic voltammetry. DCE=1,2-dichloroethane; DMFc=decamethylferrocene.

  4. Catalytic Performance of Brønsted and Lewis Acid Sites in Phenylglyoxal Conversion on Flame-Derived Silica–Zirconia

    Zichun Wang, Dr. Yijiao Jiang, Prof. Dr. Michael Hunger, Prof. Dr. Alfons Baiker and Dr. Jun Huang

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402397

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    Brønsted or Lewis? Brønsted acid sites (BAS) are significantly more active than Lewis acid sites (LAS) in the catalytic conversion of phenylglyoxal in ethanol to yield ethyl mandelate over silica– zirconia nanocatalysts, which revealed that the tuning of BAS is promising for the efficient conversion of α-keto aldehydes to α-hydroxy carboxylates over solid acids.

  5. Behaviour of Amorphous Aluminosilicates towards Ageing by High-Temperature Steaming

    Dr. Maxime Caillot, Dr. Alexandra Chaumonnot, Dr. Mathieu Digne and Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. Van Bokhoven

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402419

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    Aluminosilicates pick up steam: The surface species of amorphous aluminosilicates obtained by grafting silicon on alumina are sensitive to high-temperature steaming. On Si/Al2O3, silicon species are displaced from one facet to another but prevent the γ-alumina particles from sintering. On Al/SiO2, both the alumina surface and the silica support collapse, which results in a decrease in both the acidity and the porosity.