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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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    Rebecca Pfützenreuter and Dr. Marcus Rose

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501077

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    Hydrophilic reaction: Biogenic isohexides can be converted to their amine derivatives by a catalytic aqueous-phase amination reaction. The solid catalyst Ru/C proves to be highly active and shows only negligible metal leaching. Depending on the stereochemistry of the substrate, an unexpected product selectivity is observed.

  2. Robust Zinc Complexes that Contain Pyrrolidine-Based Ligands as Recyclable Catalysts for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Carbon Dioxide and Epoxides

    Elisabet Mercadé, Prof. Ennio Zangrando, Prof. Carmen Claver and Dr. Cyril Godard

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500772

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    Think zinc: Robust zinc catalysts that bear ligands containing a pyrrolidine scaffold are synthesized, characterized, and tested in the coupling of CO2 with terminal and internal epoxides. These catalysts provide excellent activity and total selectivity to the corresponding cyclic carbonates, even for challenging substrates. The recycling of one of these catalytic systems can be performed up to five times without relevant loss of activity.

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    Dr. Janos Balogh, Antisar R. Hlil, Dr. Haw-Lih Su, Dr. Zhenxing Xi, Prof. Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi and Prof. Dr. John A. Gladysz

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500913

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    Kidnapped ligands: An analogue of Grubbs third-generation alkene metathesis catalyst with a fluorous pyridine ligand exhibits faster RCM rates for a variety of substrates if employed under fluorous/organic liquid/liquid biphasic conditions as opposed to organic monophasic conditions. Rf8=(CF2)7CF3, Mes=2,4,6-trimethylphenyl.

  4. Electrocatalytic Performance of High-Surface-Area Platinum Catalysts Synthesized by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Water Splitting

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    Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501012

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  5. Highly Efficient Hybrid Cobalt–Copper–Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide/Graphene Nanocomposites as Catalysts for the Oxidation of Alkylaromatics

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    Mega results for nanocomposites: The liquid-phase selective oxidation of alkylaromatics is conducted successfully on well-dispersed hybrid Co–Cu–Al layered double hydroxide/graphene nanocomposites, which show an excellent catalytic performance attributable to the synergy between the active Co–Cu–Al layered double hydroxide component and the graphene matrix in the unique hetero-nanostructure of the nanocomposites.