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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. Organocatalysed Asymmetric Direct Mannich Reaction of Acetophenone Derivatives and Dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepines with Azetidine-2-carboxylic Acid

    Yuan-Yuan Ren, Dr. You-Qing Wang, Shuang Liu and Kun Pan

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402446

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    Getting a bit Mannich? Don′t Panic! An enamine-based organocatalysis of acetophenone with azetidine-2-carboxylic acid in the asymmetric Mannich reaction is demonstrated. The desired Mannich products are obtained with 87–95 % ee for acetophenone derivatives and with 72 % ee for α,β-unsaturated ketone benzalacetone by using seven-membered cyclic imines as electrophilic acceptors.

  2. Substrate Requirements for Palladium–Aluminium Triflate Co-catalysed Hydromethoxycarbonylation Reactions of Alkynes Bearing Oxygen Atoms

    Boitumelo F. Makume, Dr. Tyler Bredenkamp and Prof. Dr. D. Bradley G. Williams

    Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402525

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    The Sign of the Oxygen: Oxygen atoms negatively influence the hydromethoxycarbonylation reaction of alkynes if the oxygen atom is in close proximity to the alkyne. The influence is diminished if the oxygen atom is protected but its deleterious effect cannot be ameliorated for propargyl derivatives. We probe various oxygen-bearing alkynes to develop conditions for conversion of complex systems into their α,β-unsaturated ester derivatives.

  3. Synergetic Catalytic Effects in Tri-Component Mesostructured Ru–Cu–Ce Oxide Nanocomposite in CO Oxidation

    Dr. Xiangzhi Cui, Dr. Yongxia Wang, Dr. Lisong Chen and Prof. Dr. Jianlin Shi

    Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402392

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    Three metals, two mechanisms, one energy: Synergetic catalytic effects in a tri-component mesostructured Ru–Cu–Ce oxide catalyst are discussed, and two types of the synergetic catalytic mechanisms are proposed to be present in parallel in the metal oxides during CO oxidation that leads to their much enhanced CO catalytic oxidation activity. Vö=oxygen vacancy.

  4. Catalysis by Dynamically Formed Defects in a Metal–Organic Framework Structure: Knoevenagel Reaction Catalyzed by Copper Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate

    Miroslav Položij, Dr. Miroslav Rubeš, Prof. Jiří Čejka and Prof. Petr Nachtigall

    Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402411

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    Fascinating features of copper benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate as a catalyst are shown by computational investigation of the Knoevenagel reaction. A temporary defect is formed during the first part of the reaction that acts as a Brønsted acid site, and it catalyzes the second part of the reaction. The simultaneous involvement of more than one Cu2+ ion is also reported.

  5. Transient Mechanistic Studies of Methane Steam Reforming over Ceria-Promoted Rh/Al2O3 Catalysts

    R. B. Duarte, Prof. Dr. M. Olea, E. Iro, Prof. Dr. T. Sasaki, K. Itako and Prof. Dr. J. A. van Bokhoven

    Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402388

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    Ceria makes a difference: Transient experiments with alternated methane and water pulses performed in a temporal-analysis-of-product reactor yield information on the mechanism of methane steam reforming and on the role of ceria in the reaction. The responses show that ceria catalyzes the oxidation of surface carbon species by water.