Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions Involving the Seven-Membered Cyclic Imine Moieties Present in Dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepines

Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions Involving the Seven‐Membered Cyclic Imine Moieties Present in Dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepines

The dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepine structure is an important heterocycle present in several drugs and biologically active compounds. This microreview presents an overview of the use of dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepine derivatives in asymmetric catalysis.

[Microreview]
Lode De Munck, Carlos Vila, José R. Pedro
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201701279 Read article

Mechanisms of Two-Electron versus Four-Electron Reduction of Dioxygen Catalyzed by Earth-Abundant Metal Complexes

Mechanisms of Two‐Electron versus Four‐Electron Reduction of Dioxygen Catalyzed by Earth‐Abundant Metal Complexes

Two or four? The development of highly efficient inexpensive earth-abundant metal-based oxygen electrocatalysts that will replace noble metal-based ones requires an understanding of the catalytic mechanisms of the two-electron/two-proton and four-electron/four-proton reductions of dioxygen, which are important processes for fuel cell technologies and are typically catalyzed by costly Pt-based electrocatalysts. This Review is focused on the factors that control these reductions, catalyzed by earth-abundant metal complexes.

[Review]
Shunichi Fukuzumi, Yong-Min Lee, Wonwoo Nam
ChemCatChem, November 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701064 Read article

Largazole Analogues as Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Anticancer Agents: An Overview of Structure–Activity Relationships

Largazole Analogues as Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Anticancer Agents: An Overview of Structure–Activity Relationships

The power of depsipeptides: This review summarizes the various analogues obtained by structural modification of largazole, a natural depsipeptide characterized by impressive activity as a histone deacetylase inhibitor and anticancer agent. The main structure–activity relationships derived by biological evaluation of these compounds are analyzed and discussed, providing useful guidelines for the design of new anticancer agents.

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Giulio Poli, Romano Di Fabio, Luca Ferrante, Vincenzo Summa, Maurizio Botta
ChemMedChem, November 17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.201700563 Read article

Zeolitic Materials for DeNOx Selective Catalytic Reduction

Zeolitic Materials for DeNOx Selective Catalytic Reduction

This review gives a chronological progress of zeolite catalysts specifically highlighting CHA zeolites. The synthesis of CHA zeolites, the structure–activity relationships, as well as the reaction mechanisms and kinetics are summarized. A critical outlook is given together with expected research directions in developing zeolite-based catalysts for deNOx.

[Review]
Ying Xin, Qian Li, Zhaoliang Zhang
ChemCatChem, November 17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700854 Read article

Photoredox Catalysis with Metal Complexes Made from Earth-Abundant Elements

Photoredox Catalysis with Metal Complexes Made from Earth‐Abundant Elements

Metals in a new light: This review summarizes the advances made to the field of photoactive earth-abundant complexes in the context of synthetic organic photoredox chemistry using visible light as an energy input. Mechanistic considerations are combined with discussions of reaction types and scopes.

[Review]
Christopher B. Larsen, Oliver S. Wenger
Chem. Eur. J., November 16, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703602 Read article

Overcoming the Incompatibility Challenge in Chemoenzymatic and Multi-Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Overcoming the Incompatibility Challenge in Chemoenzymatic and Multi‐Catalytic Cascade Reactions

Compartmentalize me! Compartmentalization is nature's successful strategy of controlling the microenvironment of catalysts in a defined way, thereby making the combination of different reactions feasible. This Minireview summarizes recent synthetic examples of (chemo)enzymatic cascade reactions and outlines promising methods for their spatial control either by using bio-derived or synthetic systems.

[Minireview]
Sandy Schmidt, Kathrin Castiglione, Robert Kourist
Chem. Eur. J., November 16, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703353 Read article

Heteroatom-Doped Carbonaceous Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Production and Environmental Remediation

Heteroatom‐Doped Carbonaceous Photocatalysts for Solar Fuel Production and Environmental Remediation

Heteroatom doping is a powerful tool for modulating electronic structure, geometrical structure, surface chemistry, and subsequent electronic conductivity, optical properties, and photocatalysis of carbon materials. This Review emphasizes the synthesis, properties, and photocatalytic applications of doped carbonaceous materials, discusses the fundamental understanding of promoting effect of doping, and also outlines the challenges and future perspectives.

[Review]
Zhongkui Zhao, Guifang Ge, Di Zhang
ChemCatChem, November 16, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700707 Read article

Strategies for Efficient Charge Separation and Transfer in Artificial Photosynthesis of Solar Fuels

Strategies for Efficient Charge Separation and Transfer in Artificial Photosynthesis of Solar Fuels

Can you pump and deliver? Converting sunlight to solar fuels is an innovative science and technology for renewable energy. This Review introduces not only the fundamental strategies for efficient charge separation and transfer, the key process of artificial photosynthesis, but also how to apply these “energy pump and delivery” strategies in a combinatory manner to achieve high efficiency in artificial photosynthesis of solar fuels.

[Review]
Yuxing Xu, Ailong Li, Tingting Yao, Changtong Ma, Xianwen Zhang, Jafar Hussain Shah, Hongxian Han
ChemSusChem, November 14, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701598 Read article

Photoinduced Charge Separation in Semiconductor-Quantum-Dot/Organic-Molecule Hybrids

Photoinduced Charge Separation in Semiconductor‐Quantum‐Dot/Organic‐Molecule Hybrids

Finding common ground: The direction of photoinduced charge transfer in semiconductor colloidal quantum dot(QD)/organic molecule nanohybrids can be relatively easily controlled. However, analysis of the experimental data is challenging because of the statistical nature of hybrid formation and complex photoreaction kinetics. This Minireview compares data for such hybrid QD/dye systems and attempts to find a common framework to analyze the results.

[Minireview]
Nikolai V. Tkachenko
ChemPhotoChem, November 14, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cptc.201700161 Read article

Internal Targeting and External Control: Phototriggered Targeting in Nanomedicine

Internal Targeting and External Control: Phototriggered Targeting in Nanomedicine

Illuminating activation: The combination of drug delivery, targeting, and photochemistry is extremely powerful because it allows spatiotemporal control of targeting activity and drug liberation into specific cells. The development of new photochemical tools, as well as the use of novel cell-specific receptors, ligands, and properties will surely foster the true potential of phototriggered targeting.

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Lily Arrue, Lars Ratjen
ChemMedChem, November 14, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.201700621 Read article

Genomic Studies Reveal New Aspects of the Biology of DNA Damaging Agents

Genomic Studies Reveal New Aspects of the Biology of DNA Damaging Agents

Protection strategies: Recent biochemical and genomics data suggest that UV photoproducts and cisplatin adducts are more mutagenic when they occur at transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) or dense nucleosomal regions because DNA-bound proteins shield the lesions from the nucleotide excision repair system.

[Minireview]
Dennis Gillingham, Basilius Sauter
ChemBioChem, November 14, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cbic.201700520 Read article

Recent Advances in Photoelectrochemical Applications of Silicon Materials for Solar-to-Chemicals Conversion

Recent Advances in Photoelectrochemical Applications of Silicon Materials for Solar‐to‐Chemicals Conversion

Capturing sunlight: Photoelectrochemical (PEC) conversion of solar energy to chemicals requires cost-effective and durable photoelectrodes. Silicon is a promising candidate material as a photoabsorber for efficient photoanodes and -cathodes due to its variety of crystal structures, customizable morphology, and controllable conductivity. In this review, recent developments of crystalline and thin-film silicon-based photoelectrodes immersed in aqueous solution for the solar PEC production of chemicals are summarized.

[Minireview]
Doudou Zhang, Jingying Shi, Wei Zi, Pengpeng Wang, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu
ChemSusChem, November 13, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701674 Read article

Electrocatalytic Metal–Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications

Electrocatalytic Metal–Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications

Framed: Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising class of materials; however, their insulating nature has limited their application as electrocatalysts. The recent development of conductive MOFs has led to several electrocatalytic MOFs that display activity comparable to that of the best-performing heterogeneous catalysts. Herein, we review the use of pristine MOFs as electrocatalysts to facilitate important energy-related reactions.

[Minireview]
Courtney A. Downes, Smaranda C. Marinescu
ChemSusChem, November 13, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701420 Read article

The Applications of Metal−Organic Frameworks in Electrochemical Sensors

The Applications of Metal−Organic Frameworks in Electrochemical Sensors

Making sense of it all: Recent progress in the development of techniques for electrochemical sensors based on metal−organic framework (MOF) materials are summarized. With the advancement of nanotechnology, MOF-based materials will display promising applications and offer a proof-of-concept in electrochemical sensing.

[Review]
Lantao Liu, Yanli Zhou, Shuang Liu, Maotian Xu
ChemElectroChem, November 13, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201700931 Read article

Liquid Hydrocarbon Production from CO2: Recent Development in Metal-Based Electrocatalysis

Liquid Hydrocarbon Production from CO2: Recent Development in Metal‐Based Electrocatalysis

Liquid assets: The electrochemical reduction of CO2 into high-value liquid organic products could be of vital importance to mitigate rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere. The conversion of CO2 into liquid fuels by using photovoltaic cells, which can readily be integrated in the current infrastructure, will help realize the creation of a sustainable cycle of carbon-based fuel that will promote zero net CO2 emissions.

[Minireview]
Rahman Daiyan, Xunyu Lu, Yun Hau Ng, Rose Amal
ChemSusChem, November 10, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701631 Read article

Metal Phosphides as Co-Catalysts for Photocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Water Splitting

Metal Phosphides as Co‐Catalysts for Photocatalytic and Photoelectrocatalytic Water Splitting

What's all the phos about? This Minireview concerns recent progress in metal phosphide-based heterogeneous photocatalysts for water splitting to produce high-purity hydrogen. Various systems with optimized or enhanced photocatalytic efficiency are introduced through specific examples. The possible catalytic mechanism, recent challenges, and future research directions for optimizing the performance of metal-phosphide-based co-catalysts are discussed.

[Minireview]
Shuang Cao, Chuan-Jun Wang, Wen-Fu Fu, Yong Chen
ChemSusChem, November 09, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701450 Read article

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Vinylogous Michael Reactions

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Vinylogous Michael Reactions

Asymmetric vinylogous Michael reaction has been recognized as an efficient method to build chiral 1,7- and 1,9-dioxo C chains with diverse functional groups, which provides robust approaches to numerous chiral multifunctional compounds with pharmaceutical importance. In this review, the advances of organocatalytic asymmetric vinylogous Michael reactions on the period from 2014 to nowadays are discussed.

[Minireview]
Yanli Yin, Zhiyong Jiang
ChemCatChem, November 09, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700941 Read article

Green and Red Fluorescent Dyes for Translational Applications in Imaging and Sensing Analytes: A Dual-Color Flag

Green and Red Fluorescent Dyes for Translational Applications in Imaging and Sensing Analytes: A Dual‐Color Flag

Red light, green light: Red and green are two of the most-preferred colors from the entire chromatic spectrum, and red and green dyes are widely used in biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immune-staining, and nanochemistry applications. Selective dyes with green and red excitable chromophores can be used in biological environments, such as tissues and cells, and can be irradiated with visible light without cell damage.

[Review]
Elisabete Oliveira, Emilia Bértolo, Cristina Núñez, Viviane Pilla, Hugo M. Santos, Javier Fernández-Lodeiro, Adrian Fernández-Lodeiro, Jamila Djafari, José Luis Capelo, Carlos Lodeiro
ChemistryOpen, November 07, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/open.201700135 Read article

Luminescent Spectral Conversion to Improve the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Luminescent Spectral Conversion to Improve the Performance of Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells

Architectural design of DSSCs for spectral conversion: Spectral conversion is a promising strategy for improving the light-harvesting efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). This Review aims to cover all possible architectural designs of DSSC including spectral converters. Each configuration is discussed in detail and important parameters governing the spectral conversion mechanism are introduced.

[Review]
Zahra Hosseini, Nima Taghavinia, Eric Wei-Guang Diau
ChemPhysChem, November 07, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201700920 Read article

Mechanochemistry for Organic Chemists: An Update

Mechanochemistry for Organic Chemists: An Update

Mechanochemistry of organic solids is advancing with explosive speed, and we now provide a brief update on the recent developments, including synthetic organic chemistry, formation of self-assembled structures, and synthesis of organic and pharmaceutical solid materials.

[Microreview]
Davin Tan, Tomislav Friščić
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 06, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700961 Read article

Artificial Photosynthetic Systems for CO2 Reduction: Progress on Higher Efficiency with Cobalt Complexes as Catalysts

Artificial Photosynthetic Systems for CO2 Reduction: Progress on Higher Efficiency with Cobalt Complexes as Catalysts

Concerning cobalt: Molecular cobalt catalysts have long been studied for photocatalytic or photoelectrocatalytic CO2 reduction and interest in this field remains in the ascendant. This Minireview concerns molecular cobalt catalysts and their performance in photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

[Minireview]
Feng Wang
ChemSusChem, November 03, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701385 Read article

The Baldwin Rearrangement: Synthesis of 2-Acylaziridines

The Baldwin Rearrangement: Synthesis of 2‐Acylaziridines

[Microreview]
Salia Tangara, Alice Kanazawa, Sandrine Py
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 02, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700920 Read article

Application of Pulse Radiolysis to Mechanistic Investigations of Catalysis Relevant to Artificial Photosynthesis

Application of Pulse Radiolysis to Mechanistic Investigations of Catalysis Relevant to Artificial Photosynthesis

Observing fleeting moments: Pulse radiolysis (PR) is a powerful technique for investigating redox transformations relevant to artificial photosynthesis, such as catalytic water oxidation and proton or CO2 reduction. The rapid generation of powerful reducing or oxidizing species coupled with time-resolved spectroscopy in the UV/Vis to mid-IR range allows the observation of transient intermediates that are often inaccessible through other techniques.

[Minireview]
David C. Grills, Dmitry E. Polyansky, Etsuko Fujita
ChemSusChem, October 27, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701559 Read article

Potentiality and Synthesis of O- and N-Heterocycles: Pd-Catalyzed Cyclocarbonylative Sonogashira Coupling as a Valuable Route to Phthalans, Isochromans, and Isoindolines

Potentiality and Synthesis of O‐ and N‐Heterocycles: Pd‐Catalyzed Cyclocarbonylative Sonogashira Coupling as a Valuable Route to Phthalans, Isochromans, and Isoindolines

[Microreview]
Gianluigi Albano, Laura Antonella Aronica
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201701041 Read article

Synthetic Approaches to Pyrene-Fused Twistacenes

Synthetic Approaches to Pyrene‐Fused Twistacenes

[Microreview]
Aurelio Mateo-Alonso
Eur. J. Org. Chem., October 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700880 Read article

Magnetism and Photomagnetism of Prussian Blue Analogue Nanoparticles Embedded in Porous Metal Oxide Ordered Nanostructures

Magnetism and Photomagnetism of Prussian Blue Analogue Nanoparticles Embedded in Porous Metal Oxide Ordered Nanostructures

[Microreview]
Giulia Fornasieri, Amélie Bordage, Anne Bleuzen
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., October 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700819 Read article

Fuel Production from Seawater and Fuel Cells Using Seawater

Fuel Production from Seawater and Fuel Cells Using Seawater

Only the sea makes sense: Seawater is the most abundant resource on our planet and fuel production from seawater has the notable advantage that it would not compete with growing demands for pure water. Electrolysis of seawater under appropriate conditions affords hydrogen and dioxygen with 100 % faradaic efficiency without oxidation of chloride. This Review concerns the production of fuels from seawater and their direct use in fuel cells.

[Review]
Shunichi Fukuzumi, Yong-Min Lee, Wonwoo Nam
ChemSusChem, October 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701381 Read article

Angelica Lactones: From Biomass-Derived Platform Chemicals to Value-Added Products

Angelica Lactones: From Biomass‐Derived Platform Chemicals to Value‐Added Products

A useful platform: Herein, we discuss the preparation and applications of angelica lactones as biomass-derived platform chemicals. The use of these frameworks as starting materials in organic synthesis to produce potential bioactive compounds will be covered, as will their use as a foundation to highly regarded compounds such as liquid alkanes with prospective use as fuels and polymers.

[Review]
Carolina G. S. Lima, Julia L. Monteiro, Thiago de Melo Lima, Marcio Weber Paixão, Arlene G. Corrêa
ChemSusChem, October 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701469 Read article

Quantum Chemical Modeling of Homogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysis

Quantum Chemical Modeling of Homogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysis

Attack on metals: The methodology for the modeling of homogeneous water oxidation catalysis is discussed and recent progress in the applications of this methodology are presented. This review covers water oxidation catalysts composed of various transition metals, in particular, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, ruthenium, and iridium.

[Review]
Rong-Zhen Liao, Per E. M. Siegbahn
ChemSusChem, October 19, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701374 Read article

Natural and Artificial Mn4Ca Cluster for the Water Splitting Reaction

Natural and Artificial Mn4Ca Cluster for the Water Splitting Reaction

Return to center: The oxygen-evolving center (OEC) in photosystem II is comprised of an asymmetric Mn4Ca cluster that splits water into electrons, protons, and O2. Recent progress on mimicking the OEC is reviewed and discussed. New strategies are suggested for constructing more stable and efficient catalytic materials for the water splitting reaction based on the synthesized artificial Mn4Ca cluster in the future.

[Minireview]
Changhui Chen, Yanxi Li, Guoqing Zhao, Ruoqing Yao, Chunxi Zhang
ChemSusChem, October 19, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701371 Read article

CuII Binding to Various Forms of Amyloid-β Peptides: Are They Friends or Foes?

CuII Binding to Various Forms of Amyloid‐β Peptides: Are They Friends or Foes?

CuII binding sites and affinity in the Cu(Aβ) complexes involved in Alzheimer's disease are described in combination with CuII-induced reactive oxygen species formation and Aβ-altered aggregation. This review highlights the paradigm shift from a toxic role of CuII/Aβ interaction to a possible protective one when Aβ is an N-terminal truncated peptide.

[Microreview]
Valentina Borghesani, Bruno Alies, Christelle Hureau
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., October 13, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700776 Read article

Single-Atom Catalysts of Precious Metals for Electrochemical Reactions

Single‐Atom Catalysts of Precious Metals for Electrochemical Reactions

Down to the atom: Single-atom catalysts, in which metal atoms are dispersed on the support without forming nanoparticles, have recently been used for electrochemical reactions. In this Minireview, recent examples of single-atom electrocatalysts for reactions including oxygen reduction, hydrogen oxidation, hydrogen evolution, formic acid oxidation, and methanol oxidation are introduced.

[Minireview]
Jiwhan Kim, Hee-Eun Kim, Hyunjoo Lee
ChemSusChem, October 10, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201701306 Read article

Towards Ultra-Bright Gold Nanoclusters

Towards Ultra‐Bright Gold Nanoclusters

Strategies to improve the brightness of Au NCs are compared. Traditional approaches exploit size and ligand control and selective replacement of a fraction of gold atoms. Biomolecules as proteins used as template yield biocompatible bright NCs. Aggregation induced emission (AIE), rigidification and the use of light harvesting ligands promise to be intriguing tools for the design of ultra-bright NCs.

[Microreview]
Andrea Cantelli, Gloria Guidetti, Jeannette Manzi, Valeria Caponetti, Marco Montalti
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., October 06, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700735 Read article

Biocatalytic Potential of Enzymes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Isoprenoid Quinones

Biocatalytic Potential of Enzymes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Isoprenoid Quinones

This Minireview discusses the biocatalytic applicability of key enzymes for the biosynthesis of isoprenoid quinones. Proof of concept of synthetic applications of these biocatalysts and efforts made to engineer them are highlighted.

[Minireview]
Godwin A. Aleku, Beatrycze Nowicka, Nicholas J. Turner
ChemCatChem, October 02, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700685 Read article

Online Monitoring of Polymerizations: Current Status

Online Monitoring of Polymerizations: Current Status

Online monitoring techniques for polymerization processes in batch and flow reactors are reviewed.

[Microreview]
Joris J. Haven, Tanja Junkers
Eur. J. Org. Chem., September 22, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700851 Read article

Catalytic Ionic-Liquid Membranes: The Convergence of Ionic-Liquid Catalysis and Ionic-Liquid Membrane Separation Technologies

Catalytic Ionic‐Liquid Membranes: The Convergence of Ionic‐Liquid Catalysis and Ionic‐Liquid Membrane Separation Technologies

Barriers leading to progress: The convergence of ionic-liquid catalysis and ionic-liquid membrane separation technologies is leading towards the development of catalytically active separation layers, at which valuable chemical transformations are performed simultaneously with product purification through the ionic membrane material (see figure).

[Review]
Pavel Izák, Felix D. Bobbink, Martin Hulla, Martina Klepic, Karel Friess, Štěpán Hovorka, Paul J. Dyson
ChemPlusChem, September 22, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201700293 Read article

Introducing Metallosalens into Biological Studies: The Renaissance of Traditional Coordination Complexes

Introducing Metallosalens into Biological Studies: The Renaissance of Traditional Coordination Complexes

Metallosalens are traditional metal complexes known since the 1930s and have recently found new applications in diverse biological fields including DNA binding, fluorescence imaging, and as MRI contrast agents and potential drugs.

[Microreview]
Hao-Yan Yin, Juan Tang, Jun-Long Zhang
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., September 19, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700695 Read article

Fluorescence Sensing with Cellulose-Based Materials

Fluorescence Sensing with Cellulose‐Based Materials

Common sense: Cellulose-based materials functionalized with fluorescence sensors are employed in many areas of functional materials, including the sensing of heavy-metal ions and anions, and are widely used as chemical sensors and tools for environmental applications. Recent progress in the development of cellulose-based fluorescence sensors as parts of membranes and nanoscale materials for the detection of biological analytes is reviewed.

[Review]
Meng Li, Xiaoning Li, Hui-Ning Xiao, Tony D. James
ChemistryOpen, September 18, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/open.201700133 Read article

Redox Active Metal– and Covalent Organic Frameworks for Energy Storage: Balancing Porosity and Electrical Conductivity

Redox Active Metal– and Covalent Organic Frameworks for Energy Storage: Balancing Porosity and Electrical Conductivity

Finding a balance: Redox-active metal–organic frameworks (MOF) and covalent organic frameworks (COF) have been recently developed as electrode materials for energy storage devices. An equilibrium between stability, porosity and electrical conductivity must be achieved before they can be applied as electrode materials in energy storage devices.

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Yugen Zhang, Siti Nurhanna Riduan, Jinquan Wang
Chem. Eur. J., September 12, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201702919 Read article

Diels–Alder and Formal Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Reactions of Ynamines and Ynamides

Diels–Alder and Formal Diels–Alder Cycloaddition Reactions of Ynamines and Ynamides

A brief overview of the [4+2] cycloadditions of N-alkynes (ynamines and ynamides) is presented. This journey starts in the 1960s and highlights the potential of these pericyclic reactions in delivering complex nitrogen-containing heterocycles in a single-step fashion.

[Microreview]
Guillaume Duret, Vincent Le Fouler, Philippe Bisseret, Vincent Bizet, Nicolas Blanchard
Eur. J. Org. Chem., September 08, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700986 Read article

Sulfenylation of C–H Bonds for C–S Bond Formation under Metal-Free Conditions

Sulfenylation of C–H Bonds for C–S Bond Formation under Metal‐Free Conditions

Sulfenylation of C–H bonds has recently come to receive more and more attention. In this Microreview, recent advances in sulfenylation of C–H bonds for C–S bond formation under metal-free conditions are reviewed.

[Microreview]
Dao-Qing Dong, Shuang-Hong Hao, Dao-Shan Yang, Li-Xia Li, Zu-Li Wang
Eur. J. Org. Chem., August 28, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700853 Read article

Integrated Micro-Flow Synthesis Based on Photochemical Wolff Rearrangement

Integrated Micro‐Flow Synthesis Based on Photochemical Wolff Rearrangement

[Microreview]
Shinichiro Fuse, Yuma Otake, Hiroyuki Nakamura
Eur. J. Org. Chem., August 17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201700789 Read article