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  1. Catalytic Hydrogenation of Benzaldehyde for Selective Synthesis of Benzyl Alcohol: A Review (pages 3839–3853)

    Jayesh T. Bhanushali, Itika Kainthla, Dr. Rangappa S. Keri and Dr. Bhari Mallanna Nagaraja

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600712

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    The benzyl alcohol is industrially important chemical due to its enormous applications in petrochemical industry. The catalytic hydrogenation of benzaldehyde involves various metal and metal oxides based supported catalysts. Typically, noble metals and transition metals along with the supports are found to be active for the reaction which is depicted in the figure. The reaction is generally carried out at temperature ranging from 293-676 K. In this graphical abstract, we have tried to portray these mentioned features in a simple way.

  2. Hydrogen Optical Metamaterial Sensor Based on Pd Dendritic Nanostructures (pages 3854–3860)

    MSc. Pedro Rocha-Rodrigues, Dr. Aurelio Hierro-Rodriguez, Dr. Ariel Guerreiro, Dr. Pedro Jorge, Prof. José Luís Santos, Dr. João Pedro Araújo and Dr. José Miguel Teixeira

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600833

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    A Pd-based Dendritic optical metamaterial is designed, fabricated and characterized showing potential applications for safe Hydrogen sensing. The system is fabricated by cheap bottom-up techniques and consists in nanoporous aluminum oxide templates filled with Pd nanowires and dendrites. The anomalous light absorption is responsible for the high sensitivity of the proposed device. Due to the nanometer sizes of dendritic structures, confinement effects are present during Hydrogenation/Dehydrogenation processes which are optically characterized by standard transmission measurements.

  3. Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (f-MWCNT) as Highly Efficient and Reusable Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Synthesis of Acridinedione Derivatives (pages 3861–3865)

    Dr. Ramazan Ulus, Yunus Yıldız, Sinan Eriş, Burak Aday, Prof. Fatih Şen and Prof. Muharrem Kaya

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600719

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    Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were functionalized and their catalytic performances were then examined in the preparation of acridinedione derivatives

  4. Unprecedented Selective Heterogeneously Catalysed “Green” Oxidation of Betulin to Biologically Active Compounds using Synthetic Air and Supported Ru Catalysts (pages 3866–3869)

    Dr. Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Maria Barsukova, Iris Winberg, Dr. Annika Smeds, Jarl Hemming, Dr. Kari Eränen, Dr. Alexandra Torozova, Dr. Atte Aho, Prof. Konstantin Volcho and Prof. Dmitry Yu. Murzin

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600731

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    Betulin oxidation with supported Ru catalysts was studied for the first time. The best results were obtained with Ru/C in combination with a basic hydrotalcite and SiO2 as a dehydrating agent at 108 °C in toluene with synthetic air under 1 bar with 41 % conversion and 67 % selectivity to betulinic aldehyde in 24 h.

  5. Potent 1,2,4-Triazole-3-thione Radical Scavengers Derived from Phenolic Acids: Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Theoretical Study (pages 3870–3878)

    Nevena Ivanović, Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Jovanović, Prof. Dr. Zoran Marković, Dr. Violeta Marković, Prof. Dr. Milan D. Joksović, Dr. Dejan Milenković, Prof. Dr. Predrag T. Djurdjević, Dr. Andrija Ćirić and Prof. Dr. Ljubinka Joksović

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600738

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    Two 1,2,4-triazole-3-thione radical scavengers derived from 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid displayed strong DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging activity, significantly better than ascorbic acid and NDGA (nordihydroguaiaretic acid) as reference compounds. An additional stabilization of intermediate phenoxyl radical across triazole ring caused much better antioxidant activity in comparison with parent phenolic acids. Thermodynamic results are in good agreement with IC50 values indicating SPLET (sequential proton loss electron transfer) mechanism as dominant one under these experimental conditions.