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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. Probing The Structure Evolution of Iron-Based Fischer–Tropsch to Produce Olefins by Operando Raman Spectroscopy

    Donglong Fu, Weiwei Dai, Xinchao Xu, Wei Mao, Junjie Su, Zhengpai Zhang, Bianfang Shi, Julian Smith, Prof. Ping Li, Prof. Jing Xu and Prof. Yi-Fan Han

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402980

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    Eye of the operando tiger: Operando Raman spectroscopy (ORS) in combination with other techniques was used to analyze the structure evolution of an iron oxide (α-Fe2O3) catalyst during Fischer–Tropsch (FTO) operation to produce olefins. Especially, the preliminary relationship of catalyst structure and performance relating to the production of olefins directly from syngas was established.

  2. Highly Effective Pt-Based Water–Gas Shift Catalysts by Surface Modification with Alkali Hydroxide Salts

    Matthias Kusche, Dr. Karen Bustillo, Dr. Friederike Agel and Prof. Peter Wasserscheid

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402808

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    Load the wagon: The activity of Pt/alumina catalysts for the water–gas shift reaction is greatly enhanced through surface modification of the catalysts with basic and hygroscopic alkali hydroxides, especially KOH. Kinetic studies reveal a negligible effect of the salt coating on the rate dependence of CO and H2O partial pressures. TEM studies indicate an agglomeration of the active Pt clusters after catalyst preparation. This agglomeration is partly reversible under water–gas shift reaction conditions, which leads to a highly active and stable system over 240 h time on stream.

  3. Polymer Nanoreactor with “Mobility-Recalling” Domains for On/Off Switchable Catalysis

    Xiaochun Zheng, Rong Luo, Dr. Maiyong Zhu and Prof. Dr. Songjun Li

    Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402937

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    Flicking the switch: The challenge in self-controlled catalysis is addressed by constructing a unique polymer nanoreactor containing “mobility-recalling” switchable domains. The switchable domains act as a molecular switch for providing access to the encapsulated metal nanoparticles, and result in on/off-switching catalysis.

  4. Efficient Organocatalyst Supported on a Simple Ionic Liquid as a Recoverable System for the Asymmetric Diels–Alder Reaction in the Presence of Water

    Prof. Antonio De Nino, Dr. Loredana Maiuolo, Prof. Pedro Merino, Dr. Monica Nardi, Prof. Antonio Procopio, Dr. David Roca-López, Dr. Beatrice Russo and Dr. Vincenzo Algieri

    Article first published online: 28 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402973

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    Confirming the conformation: The synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of a new highly efficient imidazolidinone organocatalyst is achieved. The catalyst is investigated in enantioselective Diels–Alder reactions, and a conformation study confirms the approach on the less hindered Si face. [mPy][OTf]=Methylpyridinium triflate.

  5. Iridium(III)-Catalyzed Benzylic Amine Directed C[BOND]H Sulfonamidation of Arenes with Sulfonyl Azides

    Heng Chen and Malcolm P. Huestis

    Article first published online: 28 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402944

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    Iridium glides into the azides: The development of a benzylic amine directed ortho-sulfonamidation of aryl C[BOND]H bonds with sulfonyl azides is detailed. We show that the combination of a commercially available iridium(III) complex with a silver salt gives rise to an active manifold for promoting efficient C[BOND]N bond formation for a variety of substrates. Cp*=C5Me5, Tf=SO2CF3, DCE=1,2-dichloroethane.