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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation via Electron Transfer: Anodic Coupling

    Prof. Dr. Hans J. Schäfer

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402366

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    Electrochemical carbon–carbon coupling: Electrolysis is a facile and green route to dimers of alkyl aromatic compounds, enabling cross-couplings of phenols and cyclizations of aryl ethers and enol ethers in high selectivities and yields. This Highlight describes the broad scope and simplicity of anodic coupling. HFIP=Hexafluoroisopropanol.

  4. Titania Nanoparticles Stabilized HPA in SBA-15 for the Intermolecular Hydroamination of Activated Olefins

    Dr. Dhanashri Sawant-Dhuri, Veerappan V. Balasubramanian, Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga, Dr. Dae-Hwan Park, Prof. Jin-Ho Choy, Wang Soo Cha, Prof. Salem S. Al-deyab, Dr. Shivappa B. Halligudi and Prof. Ajayan Vinu

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402449

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    More than a myth, titanic catalysts: Heteropoly acid (HPA) stabilized highly active titanic nanoparticles in SBA-15 catalysts have been synthesized. These catalysts exhibit excellent textural parameters, a well-ordered porous structure, and were found to be very active for the hydroamination of ethyl acrylate with both aliphatic and aromatic amines; offering a high regio- and chemo-selectivity to anti-Markovnikov product, i.e., mono-addition product.

  5. Friedel–Crafts Alkylation of Indoles Exclusively in Water Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid Supported on a Polyacrylonitrile Fiber: A Simple “Release and Catch” Catalyst

    Dr. Xian-Lei Shi, Huikun Lin, Pengyu Li and Prof. Dr. Wenqin Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402396

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    What a boomer! An ionic liquid supported on a polyacrylonitrile fiber serves as a “release and catch” catalyst to mediate the Friedel–Crafts alkylation of indoles exclusively in water. Excellent results, in terms of a simple procedure, yields (87–96 %), and catalytic recyclability (over 10 cycles), are reported for the metal and cosolvent-free catalyzed synthesis of a wide variety of bis(indolyl)methanes at room temperature.