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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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    Andrew D. Doyle, Joseph H. Montoya and Dr. Aleksandra Vojvodic

    Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402864

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    Nanostructuring catalysts: Density functional theory calculations show that well-defined reaction geometries substantially improve the activity of RuO2 catalysts for electrochemical oxygen evolution. Enhanced efficiency is primarily due to hydrogen bonding, which breaks the previously limiting energetic scaling relationships of the reaction intermediates.

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    Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402929

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    I’ve seen the zeolite! A hierarchical meso/macroporous zeolite is developed by a steam-assisted crystallization method using alumina-modified meso/macroporous silica as the precursor. After the loading of Co, the as-synthesized catalyst exhibits excellent performance for the direct synthesis of isoparaffins because of the strong acidic sites of the β-zeolite and its unique hierarchical meso/macroporous structure.

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    Effective imidazole assistant: [Ru3(CO)12]-catalyzed hydroesterification of alkenes by using formates is drastically accelerated by imidazole derivatives and exhibits a broad substrate scope for both alkenes and formates. The Ru– imidazole complex also catalyzes the intramolecular hydrocarbamoylation of alkenes.

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    Under control: Controlling the selectivity of Fischer–Tropsch (FT) synthesis in a single reaction step is a major challenge in heterogeneous catalysis. An innovative synthetic approach that allows the bottom-up construction of nanostructured bifunctional catalysts in a step-wise manner is described. The resulting material, which exhibits cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated inside a zeolite matrix, is proven to shift the FT selectivity from waxy to liquid products.

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    Directed activation: Cationic Cp*CoIII (Cp*=1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) complexes, either well-defined or in situ-generated, promote catalytic functionalization of arene C[BOND]H bonds with a variety of electrophilic reaction partners by directed C[BOND]H activation. These complexes not only emulate known reaction patterns of Cp*RhIII analogues, but also exhibit remarkable catalytic activity or unique reactivity. DG=Directing group.