ChemViews Magazine Newsletter March 2017

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Noteworthy: Selective In-Situ Metal Azide Reactions
Nucleophilic reactions of in-situ generated metal azide anions investigated

Noteworthy: Hydrogen Production with Black Phosphorus
Black phosphorus acts as a sensitizer for photocatalytic hydrogen production

Research Highlight: Phase Transfer without the Catalyst
Effective reactions in microdroplets carried by gas

Noteworthy: Bonding in Heterobimetallic Complexes – Covalent or Dative?
Paddlewheel-shaped complexes containing Rh and Sb show various bonding characteristics between the metals

Noteworthy: Self-Assembly of Chiral Fibrils
Nucleobase-peptide conjugates self-assemble into chiral helical fibrils with nucleobases displayed on their surfaces

Noteworthy: C-H Activation with Chiral Cyclopentadienyl Ligands
New chiral cyclopentadienyl ligands can be used in enantioselective Rh(III)-catalyzed reactions

Noteworthy: C-H Activation with Chiral Cyclopentadienyl Ligands
New chiral cyclopentadienyl ligands can be used in enantioselective Rh(III)-catalyzed reactions

Noteworthy: Reduced-Emission Diesel Fuels
Oligomeric oxymethylene dimethyl ethers as promising diesel fuel alternative

Noteworthy: Electrochemically Monitoring Giant Liposome
Fluorescence loss in electrochemical bleaching discriminates between inner and outer leaflets of giant lipid vesicles

News

Glassware with a Built-In Catalyst
Immobilized and recycling-free palladium nanocatalyst system

Primary Amines from Renewable Resources
Ruthenium-catalyzed process transforms amino acids to amines and methane

Printed Flexible Electronics
Fully automated process combines soft silicone elastomer printing and liquid metal processing

Education

Chemical Process Safety – Test Your Knowledge (2)
Flammable hydrogen-air mixtures