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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. Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide over Au-Pd Catalyst—The Effect of Co-Solvent Addition

    Violeta Paunovic, Dr. Vitaly V. Ordomsky, Dr. Vitaly L. Sushkevich, Prof. Dr. Jaap C. Schouten and Dr. T. Alexander Nijhuis

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500050

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    Solvent provides the solution! The direct synthesis represents a green alternative, environmentally benign, process for the production of hydrogen peroxide. The liquid phase used in the direct synthesis has a role to collect hydrogen peroxide from the catalyst surface preventing its decomposition. Here we show that the choice of solvent used in the liquid phase has a tremendous effect not only on conversion, but on selectivity towards the desired product.

  2. Tuneable Hydrogenation of Nitriles into Imines or Amines with a Ruthenium Pincer Complex under Mild Conditions

    Jong-Hoo Choi and Dr. Martin H. G. Prechtl

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403047

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    Synthetic double punch: The selective hydrogenation of nitriles into amines and imines is described. The selectivity towards amines or imines can be controlled by using a ruthenium pincer complex. The reactions are conducted at low temperature and low pressure without any additives at low catalytic loadings of 0.5–1 mol %, which results in quantitative conversions and high selectivity.

  3. The Multiple Roles of Imidazolium Ionic Liquids in Transition-Metal Catalysis: The Palladium-Catalyzed Telomerization of 1,3-Butadiene with Acetic Acid

    MSc. João M. Balbino, Dr. Daniel Peral, Prof. J. Carles Bayón and Prof. Jairton Dupont

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402943

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    Completing the puzzle: A Pd catalyst with the Dan2phos ligand, a new trifluoromethylated and sulfonated phosphine, and MeOImAcO, an ionic liquid with an acetate anion, is the right combination for the telomerization of 1,3-butadiene with acetic acid.

  4. Synthesis of Sn-Beta with Exclusive and High Framework Sn Content

    William N. P. van der Graaff, Dr. Guanna Li, Brahim Mezari, Dr. Evgeny A. Pidko and Prof. Dr. Emiel ;J. M. Hensen

    Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403050

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    Only in the framework! Extraframework Sn (EFSn) species in Sn-Beta zeolites have a negative impact on the activity and selectivity of the catalyst for the conversion of 1,3-dihydroxyacetone into methyl lactate. The reported method is specifically designed to avoid EFSn formation during the synthesis of Sn-Beta zeolites. In this way, the activity and selectivity of the catalysts are significantly improved.

  5. Synthesis of Oxazolidinones from Epoxides and Isocyanates Catalyzed by Rare-Earth-Metal Complexes

    Peng Wang, Jie Qin, Dr. Dan Yuan, Prof. Yaorong Wang and Prof. Yingming Yao

    Article first published online: 26 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403015

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    Does Kepler-186f count as a rare earth? Rare-earth-metal complexes stabilized by an amino-bridged triphenolate ligand are highly active in catalyzing the cycloaddition of isocyanates and epoxides. Under mild conditions, various terminal and disubstituted epoxides as well as arylisocyanates are transformed into corresponding oxazolidinones with moderate to good yields and good regio- and stereoselectivity.