Top 25 Chemical Science articles April–June 2014

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Top 25 most downloaded Chemical Science articles for Q2 2014

Novel hole transporting materials based on triptycene core for high efficiency mesoscopic perovskite solar cells
Anurag Krishna, Dharani Sabba, Hairong Li, Jun Yin, Pablo P. Boix, Cesare Soci, Subodh G. Mhaisalkar and Andrew C. Grimsdale
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00814F

Copper catalyzed Heck-like cyclizations of oxime esters
Adele Faulkner, Nicholas J. Race, James S. Scott and John F. Bower
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00652F

Enantioselective direct α-alkylation of cyclic ketones by means of photo-organocatalysis
Elena Arceo, Ana Bahamonde, Giulia Bergonzini and Paolo Melchiorre
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00315B

Oxygen nucleophiles as reaction partners in photoinduced, copper-catalyzed cross-couplings: O-arylations of phenols at room temperature
Yichen Tan, José María Muñoz-Molina, Gregory C. Fu and Jonas C. Peters
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00368C

Efficient C–H bond activations via O2 cleavage by a dianionic cobalt(II) complex
Andy I. Nguyen, Ryan G. Hadt, Edward I. Solomon and T. Don Tilley
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00108G

Sunlight photocatalyzed regioselective β-alkylation and acylation of cyclopentanones
Megumi Okada, Takahide Fukuyama, Keiichi Yamada, Ilhyong Ryu, Davide Ravelli and Maurizio Fagnoni
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01072H

Copper catalyzed direct alkenylation of simple alkanes with styrenes
Yefeng Zhu and Yunyang Wei
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00093E

Transition metal-catalyzed direct nucleophilic addition of C–H bonds to carbon–heteroatom double bonds
Xi-Sha Zhang, Kang Chen and Zhang-Jie Shi
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53115E

Evaluating metal–organic frameworks for natural gas storage
Jarad A. Mason, Mike Veenstra and Jeffrey R. Long
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52633J

Selective radical amination of aldehydic C(sp2)–H bonds with fluoroaryl azides via Co(II)-based metalloradical catalysis: synthesis of N-fluoroaryl amides from aldehydes under neutral and nonoxidative conditions
Li-Mei Jin, Hongjian Lu, Yuan Cui, Christopher L. Lizardi, Thiago N. Arzua, Lukasz Wojtas, Xin Cui and X. Peter Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00697F

Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of 2-aryl-chromenes
Bi-Shun Zeng, Xinyi Yu, Paul W. Siu and Karl A. Scheidt
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00423J

Dialkylbiaryl phosphines in Pd-catalyzed amination: a user’s guide
David S. Surry and Stephen L. Buchwald
DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00331J

Frustrated Lewis pair chemistry of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur oxides

Douglas W. Stephan and Gerhard Erker
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00395K

Carbon–fluorine bond cleavage in fluoroarenes via a niobium(III) imido complex: from stoichiometric to catalytic hydrodefluorination
Thomas L. Gianetti, Robert G. Bergman and John Arnold
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00006D
From themed collection Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

Rh(III)-catalyzed C–H functionalization/aromatization cascade with 1,3-dienes: a redox-neutral and regioselective access to isoquinolines
Dongbing Zhao, Fabian Lied and Frank Glorius
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00628C

Iodoarene-catalyzed fluorination and aminofluorination by an Ar-I/HF·pyridine/mCPBA system
Satoru Suzuki, Tomohiro Kamo, Kazunobu Fukushi, Takaaki Hiramatsu, Etsuko Tokunaga, Toshifumi Dohi, Yasuyuki Kita and Norio Shibata
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53107D

Complete stereodivergence in the synthesis of 2-amino-1,3-diols from allenes
Christopher S. Adams, R. David Grigg and Jennifer M. Schomaker
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01214C

An ExBox [2]catenane
Michal Juríček, Jonathan C. Barnes, Nathan L. Strutt, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Kala C. Ghooray, Edward J. Dale, Paul R. McGonigal, Anthea K. Blackburn, Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro and J. Fraser Stoddart
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00488D
From themed collection Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

Aluminium–ligand cooperation promotes selective dehydrogenation of formic acid to H2 and CO2
T. W. Myers and L. A. Berben
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01035C

Synthesis, electronic structure and reactivity of bis(imino)pyridine iron carbene complexes: evidence for a carbene radical
Sarah K. Russell, Jordan M. Hoyt, Suzanne C. Bart, Carsten Milsmann, S. Chantal E. Stieber, Scott P. Semproni, Serena DeBeer and Paul J. Chirik
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52450G

Non-directed allylic C–H acetoxylation in the presence of Lewis basic heterocycles
Hasnain A. Malik, Buck L. H. Taylor, John R. Kerrigan, Jonathan E. Grob, K. N. Houk, J. Du Bois, Lawrence G. Hamann and Andrew W. Patterson
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC53414F

Rethinking the term “pi-stacking”
Chelsea R. Martinez and Brent L. Iverson
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20045G
From themed collection Physical Chemistry

Stereoselective allylboration of imines and indoles under mild conditions. An in situ E/Z isomerization of imines by allylboroxines
Rauful Alam, Arindam Das, Genping Huang, Lars Eriksson, Fahmi Himo and Kálmán J. Szabó
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00415A

Cobaltate anion couples terminal dienes with trifluoroacetic anhydride: a direct fluoroacylation of 1,3-dienes
Benjamin L. Kohn and Tomislav Rovis
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00743C

Phosphorescent nematic hydrogels and chromonic mesophases driven by intra- and intermolecular interactions of bridged dinuclear cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes
Xin-Shan Xiao, Wei Lu and Chi-Ming Che
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00143E


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