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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. Building Electron-Precise Boron[BOND]Boron Single Bonds: Imposing Monogamy on a Promiscuous Element

    Prof. Dr. Holger Braunschweig, Dr. Rian D. Dewhurst and Dr. Silvia Mozo

    Article first published online: 18 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500219

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    Building B[BOND]B bonds: Historically, methods for the construction of B[BOND]B bonds are rare and most methods come with disadvantages. Thus, the development of new and efficient routes has become a major goal in synthetic chemistry. Recent efforts for the formation of electron-precise B[BOND]B single bonds are presented.

  2. Immobilizing Systems Biocatalysis for the Selective Oxidation of Glycerol Coupled to In Situ Cofactor Recycling and Hydrogen Peroxide Elimination

    Dr. Javier Rocha-Martin, Andreína Acosta, Prof. Jose M. Guisan and Dr. Fernando López-Gallego

    Article first published online: 14 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500210

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    Three’s a crowd: The immobilization of three different enzymes on the same carrier surface allows the selective oxidation of glycerol to 1,3-dihydroacetone (DHA) coupled to in situ redox-cofactor recycling and H2O2 elimination.

  3. Asymmetric Aldol Reaction of Chloral Catalyzed by Diarylprolinol

    Prof. Dr. Yujiro Hayashi, Shoya Watanabe, Yusuke Yasui and Shigenobu Umemiya

    Article first published online: 12 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500282

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    Getting in the pro-zone with pronucleophiles: The asymmetric cross-aldol reaction of chloral hydrate with aldehyde pronucleophiles catalyzed by a CF3-substituted diarylprolinol is accomplished to afford γ-trichloro-β-hydroxy aldehydes in good yields with excellent enantioselectivities. The resulting aldehyde products can be converted into chiral α-azido, α-(4-methyl)phenoxy, and α-fluoro esters without a loss in the diastereo- or enantioselectivities. Bn=benzyl.

  4. Charge Transfer and Photocatalytic Activity in CuO/TiO2 Nanoparticle Heterojunctions Synthesised through a Rapid, One-Pot, Microwave Solvothermal Route

    Dr. Savio J. A. Moniz and Dr. Junwang Tang

    Article first published online: 12 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500315

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    Fast and furious yet economic synthesis: An extremely rapid, highly efficient, and cost effective strategy to improve the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 for both renewable fuel synthesis and environmental purification is reported. Microwave solvothermal synthesis was used to fabricate robust CuO/TiO2 heterojunctions with dramatically enhanced activity for both contaminant decomposition and photoelectrochemical water splitting compared to benchmark P25 TiO2.

  5. So-Called “Metal-Free” Oxygen Reduction at Graphene Nanoribbons is in fact Metal Driven

    Lu Wang, Colin Hong An Wong, Bahareh Kherzi, Richard D. Webster and Prof. Martin Pumera

    Article first published online: 12 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500262

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    Going around in circles: Opening of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by using KMnO4 and H2SO4 leads to graphene nanoribbons that are full of metallic impurities from the synthesis of the CNTs and MnO2 from the opening of the CNTs. These impurities (and not the ribbons) dominate in the observed “electrocatalysis” of the oxygen reduction reaction.