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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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    Julia Soldat, Dr. G. Wilma Busser, Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler and Prof. Dr. Michael Wark

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500977

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    Let’s split! Cr2O3 nanoparticles on Ba5Ta4O15 is shown to have remarkable photocatalytic activity in overall water splitting without the presence of a noble-metal-based co-catalyst. The reductive photodeposition of very low amounts of Cr2O3 on Ba5Ta4O15 induces stable rates in overall water splitting up to 465 μmol h−1 H2 and 228 μmol h−1 O2.

  2. Bifunctional Ionic Liquids for the Multitask Fixation of Carbon Dioxide into Valuable Chemicals

    Vitthal B. Saptal and Prof. Bhalchandra M. Bhanage

    Article first published online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501044

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    Multitasking ionic liquids: A series of task-specific ionic liquids (ILs) are synthesized and used as multitasking organocatalysts for transformations of carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals through a range of reactions. The developed methodology is transition-metal free, solvent free, and additive free. The developed ILs were recyclable in up to seven consecutive cycles; thus, making this protocol also green and cost effective.

  3. Aqueous-Phase Amination of Biogenic Isohexides by using Ru/C as a Solid Catalyst

    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.

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

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    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.