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July 31, 2014
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Recently Published Articles
- Facile Synthesis of Copper-Based Metal Oxide Nanoparticles with Exceptional Catalytic Activity for the Selective Oxidation of Styrenes into Benzaldehydes
Danhua Ge, Jiaqing Wang, Hongbo Geng, Shuanglong Lu, Dongtao Wang, Prof. Xinming Li, Xianli Zhao, Prof. Xueqin Cao and Prof. Hongwei Gu
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402319
Talkin′ about our generation: Copper-based metal oxide (CuO, CuO/Co3O4) nanoparticles have been synthesized from coordination-driven self-assembling aggregates and calcination treatment. They exhibited exceptional catalytic activity and stability for the selective oxidation of styrene and its derivatives to generate the corresponding aldehydes (see figure; TBHP=tert-butyl hydroperoxide).
- Selenium–Selenium Bond Cleavage of Diaryl Diselenide Radical Anions During Pulse Radiolysis
Sachiko Tojo, Dr. Mamoru Fujitsuka, Dr. Akihiko Ouchi and Prof. Dr. Tetsuro Majima
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402300
Studying ArSe: An unpaired electron of αNpSeSeαNp.− is localized in the SeSe σ* orbital with an elongated SeSe bond at 77 K. As the temperature increases, αNpSeSeαNp.− changes to Intermediate.− with an absorption at longer wavelength owing to the conformational change, in which an unpaired electron is delocalized in the interaction between the π* and σ* orbital (see scheme).
- Colloidal Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Size-Controllable Solid or Hollow CuInSe2 Nanocrystals
Dr. Pengtao Sheng, Dr. Weili Li, Xin Wang, Xi Tong and Prof. Dr. Qingyun Cai
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402161
Built up to be knocked down: A construction–disintegration process is presented to understand the formation of small CuInSe2 nanocrystals. Size-tunable and uniform solid/hollow spherical nanocrystals (or mixture) and quantum dots can be easily obtained by carefully controlling the experimental conditions (see picture, scale bar is 50 nm). The structure-dependent photocatalytic activity was confirmed with TiO2 nanotube array based photoelectrodes.
- Size-Induced Chiral Discrimination Switching by (S)-(−)-2(α-Hydroxyethyl)Benzimidazole-Derived Azacrowns
Dr. Anita D. Pandey, Hasan Mohammed, Dr. Raghuvir R. S. Pissurlenkar and Prof. Anil V. Karnik
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402141
Switching sides: The size of a chiral azacrown rather than the configuration of the chiral center/s in the hosts is the dominant influence on the enantioselective binding of guests. Thus, S-(−)-2(α-hydroxyethyl)benzimidazole-derived crown-5 azacrown exhibit a preference for the S enantiomer of amino guests, whereas S-(−)-2(α-hydroxyethyl)benzimidazole-derived crown-6 azacrowns exhibit a preference for the R enantiomer (see scheme).
- Air Electrode for the Lithium–Air Batteries: Materials and Structure Designs
Prof. Zhaoyin Wen, Chen Shen and Dr. Yan Lu
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402104
Air power: The energy storage capacity and power capability of Li–air batteries are determined by the air electrode. The electrocatalytic oxygen reaction occurs at a three-phase contact zone between air, liquid electrolyte, and solid catalyst. In aqueous electrolytes, oxygen is reduced to OH−, which is dissolved into the electrolyte (see figure). In cells based on organic electrolyte, only the oxygen dissolved in the electrolyte participates in the oxygen reduction.