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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. The Hydrogenation of Aromatic Compounds under Mild Conditions by Using a Solid Lewis Acid and Supported Palladium Catalyst

    Peng Zhang, Tianbin Wu, Minqiang Hou, Jun Ma, Huizhen Liu, Tao Jiang, Weitao Wang, Congyi Wu and Prof. Buxing Han

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402671

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    Hydroxyl groups hold the key: Al2O3 or SiO2 particles with abundant surface hydroxyl groups can prevent side reactions of aromatic compounds with AlCl3 completely; in the absence of these solid oxide particles the aromatic compounds tested undergo dehydrogenation condensation. This catalytic system has been successfully utilized in the highly efficient hydrogenation of aromatic compounds under mild conditions by using AlCl3–Pd/Al2O3 or AlCl3–Pd/SiO2 catalysts.

  2. Synthesis of Quinoxalines by a Carbon Nanotube–Gold Nanohybrid-Catalyzed Cascade Reaction of Vicinal Diols and Keto Alcohols with Diamines

    Dr. Nimesh Shah, Dr. Edmond Gravel, Dr. Dhanaji V. Jawale, Dr. Eric Doris and Prof. Dr. Irishi N. N. Namboothiri

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402782

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    Mild and free: A one-pot oxidation–condensation method for the synthesis of quinoxalines from readily available benzoins or benzhydrols and aromatic 1,2-diamines is achieved by use of a gold–carbon nanotube nanohybrid. Quinoxalines are formed under mild conditions in air and in excellent yields.

  3. Lipase-Catalyzed Doubly Enantioselective Ring-Opening Resolution between Alcohols and Lactones: Synthesis of Chiral Hydroxyl Esters with Two Stereogenic Centers

    Dr. Bo Xia, Yanyan Li, Dr. Guilin Cheng, Prof. Xianfu Lin and Dr. Qi Wu

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402672

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    Opening new doors: A novel lipase B from Candida antarctica-catalyzed doubly enantioselective ring-opening resolution between racemic alcohols and lactones is developed.

  4. Synthesis of Amines by Reductive Amination of Aldehydes and Ketones using Co3O4/NGr@C Catalyst

    Sabine Pisiewicz, Tobias Stemmler, Dr. Annette-Enrica Surkus, Dr. Kathrin Junge and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402527

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    A cobalt from the blue: Heterogenized cobalt oxide-based catalysts (Co3O4/NGr@C) allow for reductive aminations of aldehydes and ketones. Diverse carbonyl compounds were transformed with secondary amines to the corresponding tertiary amines with moderate to high yields in good selectivity. The Co3O4/NGr@C catalyst was recycled up to five times without significant loss of activity.

  5. Exploring the Reactivity of Nickel Pincer Complexes in the Decomposition of Formic Acid to CO2/H2 and the Hydrogenation of NaHCO3 to HCOONa

    Dr. Stephan Enthaler, Dr. Andreas Brück, Anja Kammer, Dr. Henrik Junge, Dr. Elisabeth Irran and Dr. Samet Gülak

    Article first published online: 19 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402716

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    A nickel for your hydrogen economy: The catalytic abilities of nickel complexes modified by a PCP pincer ligand in the decomposition of formic acid to produce dihydrogen and carbon dioxide have been studied.