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Editor: Michael Rowan

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. Effect of Textural Structure on the Catalytic Performance of LaCoO3 for CO Oxidation

    Ping Xiao, Prof. Junjiang Zhu, Hailong Li, Wen Jiang, Tao Wang, Prof. Yujun Zhu, Dr. Yanxi Zhao and Prof. Jinlin Li

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402064

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    It’s all in the pores: Porous LaCoO3 that possesses a high surface area, strong oxidizing ability, and more exposed surface Co ions shows better activity for CO oxidation than bulk and SBA-15-supported LaCoO3.

  2. Palladium(II)/Polyoxometalate-Catalyzed Direct Alkenylation of Benzofurans under Atmospheric Dioxygen

    Prof. Dr. Qiufeng Huang, Shaojia Ke, Lin Qiu, Xiaofeng Zhang and Prof. Dr. Shen Lin

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400091

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    A tolerant POM: The efficient and selective direct alkenylation of benzofurans is achieved by using palladium acetate combined with 11-molybdovanadophosphoric acid. The transformation is performed under an atmosphere of dioxygen. Functional groups such as ethoxy, cyano, chloro, bromo, and ester are tolerated under the reaction conditions, and N-acetylglycine (Ac-Gly-OH) appears to be an effective additive for this reaction. 1 atm=101.3 kPa.

  3. Synthesis and Peroxidase-Like Activity of Salt-Resistant Platinum Nanoparticles by Using Bovine Serum Albumin as the Scaffold

    Shao-Bin He, Hao-Hua Deng, Dr. Ai-Lin Liu, Guang-Wen Li, Prof. Xin-Hua Lin, Prof. Wei Chen and Prof. Xing-Hua Xia

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400011

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    Say no to excess salt! Salt-resistant platinum nanoparticles are synthesized in the bovine serum albumin scaffold through biomineralization. The resulting platinum nanoparticles possess excellent peroxidase-like activity that can be used to catalyze the oxidation of various chromogenic, fluorogenic, and chemiluminescent substrates in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxidase-like activity of platinum nanoparticles can be well preserved even in an high ionic strength environment.

  4. Facile Synthesis of 3 D Platinum Dendrites with a Clean Surface as Highly Stable Electrocatalysts

    Tian Wu, Hui Ming Zhou, Dr. Bao Yu Xia, Peng Xiao, Ya Yan, Ming Shi Xie and Prof. Dr. Xin Wang

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201400058

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    Clean and stable: 3 D Pt nanodendrites with a clean surface were prepared by a facile inorganic-species-assisted strategy. Owing to their unique 3 D morphology composed of interconnected 1 D Pt nanorods, the clean unsupported 3 D Pt nanodendrites exhibit higher stability and activity than commercial carbon black supported Pt nanoparticles and Pt black electrocatalysts.

  5. Surfactant-Induced Substrate Selectivity in the Palladium-Nanoparticle-Mediated Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Aldehydes in Water

    Giorgio La Sorella, Dr. Patrizia Canton, Prof. Giorgio Strukul and Dr. Alessandro Scarso

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402034

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    Something in the water: A hundred-fold substrate selectivity is observed in the competitive chemoselective hydrogenation of seven α,β-unsaturated aldehydes (C4–C10) in water with palladium nanoparticles stabilized by sodium dodecyl sulfonate as a surfactant. The medium makes the longer lipophilic substrates hundreds of times more reactive than the shorter more hydrophilic ones, whereas in an organic medium almost no difference is observed.