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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. Efficient Hydrogenation of Alkyl Formate to Methanol over Nanocomposite Copper/Alumina Catalysts

    Dr. Xian-Long Du, Xue-Ping Sun, Dr. Chan Jin, Prof. Zheng Jiang, Prof. Dang Sheng Su and Prof. Jian-Qiang Wang

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402560

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    Reducing the odds: The efficient hydrogenation of CO2-derived methyl formate (MF) is achieved over a highly robust catalyst system consisting of copper nanoparticles supported on alumina under solvent-free conditions. A range of other formate esters, including ethyl formate, propyl formate, and butyl formate, can be converted into methanol in high yields.

  2. Selective C[BOND]H Bond Functionalization of 2-(2-Thienyl)pyridine by a Rhodium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst

    Dr. Laura Rubio-Pérez, Dr. Manuel Iglesias, Dr. Ricardo Castarlenas, Dr. Victor Polo, Prof. Jesús J. Pérez-Torrente and Prof. Luis A. Oro

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402507

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    For your C[BOND]H bond only: [Rh(μ-Cl)(H)2(IPr)]2 (IPr=1,3-bis-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) catalyzes the selective functionalization of 2-(2-thienyl)pyridine efficiently with a range of alkenes and internal alkynes. A catalytic cycle is proposed on the basis of the identification of key reaction intermediates and the study of their reactivity by NMR spectroscopy.

  3. Homogeneous Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to CO Using Iron(0) Porphyrin Catalysts: Mechanism and Intrinsic Limitations

    Dr. Julien Bonin, Marie Chaussemier, Prof. Marc Robert and Dr. Mathilde Routier

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402515

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    Catch CO2 if you can: A photochemical catalytic reduction of CO2 has been performed with iron(0) porphyrins as homogeneous catalysts under visible light irradiation, which gives CO as the main reduction product. A reduction mechanism is proposed with regards to the structure of the porphyrin.

  4. Nitro Promoters for Selectivity Control in the Core Hydrogenation of Toluidines: Controlling Adsorption on Catalyst Surfaces

    Dr. Ewa Gebauer-Henke, Patrick Tomkins, Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas E. Müller

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402493

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    Nitro boost: The use of nitro additives in the hydrogenation of amine-substituted aromatic rings leads to a step change in chemoselectivity and a significant increase in reaction rate. Thus, this reaction is one of the rare cases in which chemoselectivity increases with reaction rate. The diastereomer distribution of the products of para-, meta-, and ortho-toluidine hydrogenation provides additional molecular-level insight into the reaction pathways on the surface of ruthenium.

  5. The Transmetalation Process in Suzuki–Miyaura Reactions: Calculations Indicate Lower Barrier via Boronate Intermediate

    Manuel A. Ortuño, Prof. Agustí Lledós, Prof. Feliu Maseras and Dr. Gregori Ujaque

    Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402326

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    Computed reaction paths, combined theories: The transmetalation process in Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reactions is evaluated by means of DFT calculations on a realistic system. Computation indicates the implication of boronate species rather than palladium hydroxo intermediates. The results are able to combine the different proposals debated in the literature.