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  1. Extractives fom Cedar Deodara and Alnus Cordata in the Presence of Molybdenum Catalysts (pages 2536–2538)

    Dr. Marisabel Mecca, Dr. Luigi Todaro and Prof. Maurizio D'Auria

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700095

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    The extraction of cedar wood in the presence of H3PMo12O40 or silica supported MoO3, gave mainly fatty acids for biodiesel production and simple carbohydrates. The treatment of alder in the same conditions gave 3.5 % extractives when silica supported MoO3 was used and 15.5 % extractives when H3PMo12O40 was the catalyst. The insoluble fraction gave ribose, glucose and myo-inositol were recovered.

  2. Zn(II) Chloride Promoted Benzannulation Strategy for One-Pot Regioselective Synthesis of 6H-Benzo[c]chromenes (pages 2539–2543)

    Baitinti Muralidhar and Dr. Sabbasani Rajasekhara Reddy

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700311

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    A facile highly regioselective Zn(II) chloride promoted protocol for the synthesis of polycyclic chromene derivatives (6H-benzo[c]chromenes) is described starting from 4-(phenylethynyl)-2H-chromene-3-carbaldehydes (1) and terminal alkynes (2). The reaction proceeds through a formal [4+2] cycloaddition between an intermediate formed in situ between 1, Zn(II) chloride and alkyne (2) followed by a retro Diels-Alder step. Developed method provides the desired heterocyclic compounds in high yields under mild reaction conditions.

  3. Co–catalytic Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Decorated Silicon/ Hematite Core Shell Nanowire Arrays as Efficient Photo Electrodes for Water Splitting (pages 2544–2551)

    Dr. Rami Reddy Devarapalli, Chaitanya Krishna Kamaja and Dr. Manjusha V. Shelke

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700083

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    Decoration of Co-catalytic nanoparticles (NiO and Co3O4) decorated Silicon nanowire (SiNWs)/Hematite (Fe2O3) core-shell structures have shown the improved the PEC water oxidation properties. Decoration of NiO and Co3O4 nanoparticles on SiNW/Fe2O3 by hydrothermal method. It was found that decoration of Co3O4 nanoparticles enhances the photocurrent up to 2.6 times, whereas for NiO nanoparticles improvement is of 1.5 times when compared to the undecorated electrodes.

  4. Acid Catalyzed Synthesis of Spiroindolone Scaffolds by Iso-Pictet-Spengler Spirocyclisation and Evaluation of their Antibacterial Activity (pages 2552–2555)

    Monali A. Dawange, Tukaram D. Urmode, Dr. Ayesha Khan and Dr. Radhika S. Kusurkar

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700215

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    Using iso-Pictet Spengler spirocyclisation, synthesis of new spiroindolones (tetrahydrospiro-γ-carbolines) was achieved in good yield. Acetic acid has been used as a catalyst for this reaction. Evaluation of antibacterial activities demonstrated that the compounds bearing halo substituents showed potent inhibitory activity towards S. typhi and P. aeruginosa and moderate activity towards S. aureus and E. coli.

  5. Microwave-Mediated Sulfonium Ylide Cyclopropanation. Stereoselective Synthesis of Cyclopropa[c]pentalenes (pages 2565–2568)

    Alberto López-Rodríguez, Prof. Gema Domínguez and Prof. Javier Pérez-Castells

    Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700432

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    Ylide cyclopropanation reactions under MW mediation give good yields and selectivities after short reaction periods. Sterically hindered cyclopentenones and highly connected cyclopropa[c]pentalenes were synthesized in good yields, including a precursor of natural product pentalenene.

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