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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. Nanocrystalline M–MOF-74 as Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Oxidation of Cyclohexene: Correlation of the Activity and Redox Potential

    Daniel Ruano, Manuel Díaz-García, Almudena Alfayate and Dr. Manuel Sánchez-Sánchez

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402927

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    Redox rocks: A series of nanocrystalline M–MOF-74 (M=Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) materials prepared at room temperature catalyze the oxidation of cyclohexene with tert-butylhydroperoxide. Radical oxidation is similar for any redox-active M, whereas epoxidation is preferred for M with slight oxidant properties. M–MOF-74 catalysts with the redox pairs M3+/M2+ were stable and those with M2+/M+ were not.

  2. Rapid Preparation of Perovskite Lead Niobate Nanosheets by Ultrasonic-Assisted Exfoliation for Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production

    Yuchao Hu and Dr. Liejin Guo

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402924

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    The buzz for the latest photocatalyst: Ultrathin perovskite lead niobate nanosheets, (TBA/H)Pb2Nb3O10, are rapidly prepared by novel high-power ultrasonic exfoliation of layered HPb2Nb3O10. The nanosheets show increased photocatalytic H2 evolution activity when compared with parent HPb2Nb3O10. Photoexcited electrons are more efficiently separated and utilized for H2 production on nanosheets, owing to shorter migration distance of photoexcited electrons to the cocatalysts.

  3. Pd/C-Catalyzed Synthesis of Isoquinolones through C[BOND]H Activation

    Zhen Shu, Prof. Dr. Wei Li and Prof. Dr. Baiquan Wang

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403059

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    Activation complete: The direct synthesis of isoquinolones from benzamides and alkynes through C[BOND]H activation is developed by using Pd/C as a heterogeneous catalyst. The Pd/C catalyst can be recycled three times without a significant decrease in the activity.

  4. Melamine-Based Microporous Network Polymer Supported Palladium Nanoparticles: A Stable and Efficient Catalyst for the Sonogashira Coupling Reaction in Water

    Murugesan Shunmughanathan, Dr. Pillaiyar Puthiaraj and Prof. Dr. Kasi Pitchumani

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402844

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    Networking possibilities: A template consisting of melamine-based microporous polymer network is synthesized and utilized as a solid support to stabilize palladium nanoparticles; the resulting Pd/SNW1 material shows good catalytic activity in copper-free Sonogashira coupling in water. Various aryl iodides are efficiently coupled with arylacetylenes under very low catalyst loadings in an environmentally benign medium.

  5. A Green Strategy to Enhance a Liquid–Liquid Heterogeneous Reaction with a Magnetic Recyclable Pickering Emulsion

    Linbin Feng, Prof. Dr. Jianli Wang, Liang Chen, Meizhen Lu, Zhi Zheng, Ren Jing, Hualiang Chen and Xianbo Shen

    Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402856

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    Pucker up for a Pickering emulsion: This work describes a general strategy to enhance a typical organic–aqueous heterogeneous green oxidation reaction, in which surface tunable magnetic nanoparticles are introduced into liquids to form a controllable Pickering emulsion. The catalysis results revealed that the stabilized micrometer-scale emulsion for biphasic Montanari oxidation resulted in a significantly higher reaction rate.