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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. Synergistic Effect of Nitrogen in Cobalt Nitride and Nitrogen-Doped Hollow Carbon Spheres for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

    Xing Zhong, Lin Liu, Yu Jiang, Xinde Wang, Lei Wang, Guilin Zhuang, Xiaonian Li, Prof. Donghai Mei, Prof. Jian-guo Wang and Prof. Dang Sheng Su

    Article first published online: 28 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500195

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    Synergy is key: A Cobalt nitride/nitrogen-rich hollow carbon spheres (CoxN/NHCS) hybrid as a high-performance catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is reported. The CoxN nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed and confined in the hollow shell of the NHCS. The resulting CoxN/NHCS hybrid displays a comparable specific activity to the commercial Pt/C towards ORR and has much better mass activity (5.7 times).

  2. Unique Chemoselective Hydrogenation using a Palladium Catalyst Immobilized on Ceramic

    Dr. Yasunari Monguchi, Takahisa Marumoto, Tomohiro Ichikawa, Yutaka Miyake, Yoshiyuki Nagae, Dr. Michiyuki Yoshida, Dr. Yasunori Oumi, Dr. Yoshinari Sawama and Prof. Dr. Hironao Sajiki

    Article first published online: 28 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500193

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    A catalytic tea set: A palladium catalyst supported on a ceramic that achieves a specific selective hydrogenation among the reducible functionalities has been developed. Either aliphatic or aromatic N-Cbz groups could be deprotected to the corresponding free-amines, while the hydrogenolysis of benzyl esters and ethers did not proceed. The environmental and economic advantages of the catalyst were also demonstrated.

  3. One-Pot Cascade Hydration–Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation as a Practical Strategy to Construct Chiral β-Adrenergic Receptor Blockers

    Qunqun Ye, Dr. Tanyu Cheng, Yuxi Zhao, Junwei Zhao, Dr. Ronghua Jin and Prof. Dr. Guohua Liu

    Article first published online: 28 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500409

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    A cascade of events: A one-pot enantioselective cascade hydration–asymmetric transfer hydrogenation (ATH) of aromatic haloalkynes is developed. The process involves the Au-catalyzed hydration of aryl-substituted haloalkynes and the Ru-catalyzed ATH of α-halomethyl ketones; various chiral aryl-substituted halohydrins are obtained in high yields with up to 99 % ee under mild conditions.

  4. Highly Active Bimetallic Nickel–Palladium Alloy Nanoparticle Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Reactions

    Rohit Kumar Rai, Kavita Gupta, Dr. Silke Behrens, Jun Li, Prof. Qiang Xu and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500145

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    Up, up, and alloy! Highly active bimetallic Ni–Pd alloy nanocatalysts with high Ni/Pd molar ratios facilitate the Suzuki–Miyaura reactions of a wide range of aryl iodides/bromides and arylboronic acids to biaryls in high yields at moderate temperatures in water/ethanol solution. High synergistic interaction between Ni and Pd accounts for the observed high activity and recyclability of the bimetallic Ni–Pd nanocatalysts. FG=functional group.

  5. TiO2 with “Fluorine-Occupied” Surface Oxygen Vacancies and Its Stably Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance

    Liming Xu, Lufei Ming and Prof. Feng Chen

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500259

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    Occupancy permit: Oxygen vacancies have a positive effect on the photocatalytic performance of TiO2, but their benefits are limited because of their inherent lability. In this study, fluorine atoms are successfully used to stabilize oxygen vacancies on the surface of TiO2 through a site-occupied strategy. The modified oxygen vacancies have the potential to act as stable active sites for practical applications of TiO2 in photocatalysis.