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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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  1. Noninvasive Nanoscopy Uncovers the Impact of the Hierarchical Porous Structure on the Catalytic Activity of Single Dealuminated Mordenite Crystals

    Alexey V. Kubarev, Dr. Kris P. F. Janssen and Prof.Dr. Maarten B. J. Roeffaers

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500708

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    Super resolution for a super framework: The nanoscale reactivity pattern in dealuminated mordenite crystals, recorded with super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, closely matches the extraframework porous network imaged with focused ion-beam-assisted scanning electron microscopy. Reagent molecules can only efficiently reach catalytic sites located in micropores in the zone of only a few hundred nanometers around the meso- and macropores.

  2. Imine Reductase-Catalyzed Intermolecular Reductive Amination of Aldehydes and Ketones

    Philipp N. Scheller, Maike Lenz, Dr. Stephan C. Hammer, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hauer and Dr. Bettina M. Nestl

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500764

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    IRED all about it: The intermolecular asymmetric reductive amination of carbonyls catalyzed by a stereoselective imine reductase produces chiral amines in high yields with high enantioselectivities. The reaction efficiency is attributed to its remarkable tolerance to high concentrations of amine nucleophiles, high pH values, high chemoselectivity towards imines, and high stereoselectivity of the biocatalyst.

  3. Catalytic Biomass Gasification to Syngas Over Highly Dispersed Lanthanum-Doped Nickel on SBA-15

    Usman Oemar, Yasotha Kathiraser, Ming Li Ang, Prof. Kus Hidajat and Prof. Sibudjing Kawi

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500482

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    Feeling synergized? La-doped highly dispersed Ni on high surface area SBA-15 prepared with oleic acid shows high activity and stability in biomass gasification and tar reforming, owing to the small metal particle size, high metal dispersion, high surface area of SBA-15, the crucial role of La in the removal of deposited carbon, and the novel synthesis method.

  4. Efficient Epoxide Hydrolase Catalyzed Resolutions of (+)- and (−)-cis/trans-Limonene Oxides

    Dr. Erica Elisa Ferrandi, Carlotta Marchesi, Celeste Annovazzi, Dr. Sergio Riva, Dr. Daniela Monti and Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth

    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500608

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    When life gives you lemons: Epoxide hydrolases showing complementary stereoselectivity are expressed recombinantly in Escherichia coli to allow easy purification. All limonene oxide enantiomers are synthesized in a highly resource-efficient solvent-free process by selective ring-opening reactions catalyzed by various limonene-1,2-epoxide hydrolases (LEHs).

  5. Onion-Like Graphene Carbon Nanospheres as Stable Catalysts for Carbon Monoxide and Methane Chlorination

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    Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500662

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    Tidy up the carbon! CO and CH4 chlorination over hemi-fullerene-type graphene is described. The surface nano-ordering, induced by thermal treatment, transforms strained C[BOND]C bond sites resulting in irreversible Cl2 chemisorption to catalytic sites that are able to selectively chlorinate CO and CH4.