HOT Articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

The following HOT articles have been highlighted by the reviewers of the articles as being particularly interesting or significant pieces of research. These are all free to access until 30/09/15. The order they appear in the list has no meaning or ranking.


Predicting the performance of oxidation catalysts using descriptor models
Neetika Madaan, N. Raveendran Shiju and Gadi Rothenberg
Journal Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00932D, Paper

C5CY00932D GA


CuO–CeO2/TiO2 catalyst for simultaneous NO reduction and Hg0 oxidation at low temperatures
Hailong Li, Shaokang Wu, Liqing Li, Jun Wang, Weiwu Ma and Kaimin Shih
Journal Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00794A, Paper

C5CY00794A GA


Synthesis and oxidation catalysis of a Ti-substituted phosphotungstate, and identification of the active oxygen species
Eri Takahashi, Keigo Kamata, Yuji Kikukawa, Sota Sato, Kosuke Suzuki, Kazuya Yamaguchi and Noritaka Mizuno
Journal Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01031D, Paper

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15th National Youth Catalysis Conference – China

Catalysis Science & Technology is proud to announce that it awarded poster prizes at the 15th National Youth Catalysis Conference, “Multidisciplinary and multi-scale catalytic science and technology”, in China. The conference was held on 19th July 2015, at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), in Hefei. Plenary lectures were given by Professor Qingbai Xu (Tsinghua University), Professor Ye Wang (Xiamen University), Professor Wenjie Shen (Dalian Insitute of Chemical Physics, CAS), Professor Jiaguo Yu (Wuhan University of Technology) and Professor Baoning Zong (SINOPEC research institute of petroleum processing). Professors Wang, Shen and Yu are pictured below (left-right), together with the prize winners, Professor Weixin Huang (USTC, the local Chair) and Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Ding Ma (Peking University).

The Winners:

Di Xin (Dalian University of Technolgy)

Ding Liangbing (University of Science and Technology of China)

Song Xiaojing   (Jilin University)

Han Lupeng (East China Normal University)

Su Xiaojuan (Ningxia University)

Chen Lang (Hunan University)

Su Diefeng (Zhejing University)

Wei Mingming (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS)

Wang Dandan   (Xiamen University)

Gu Jing (Nanjing University)

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International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis -ISHHC17

The 17th International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis (ISHHC17) was held at Utrecht University between 12th-15th July, 2015. The opening ceremony took place in the Dom church in the city centre, with plenary lectures given by Professor Robert Schlögl (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany) and Professor Jan van Hest (Radboud University, the Netherlands).

Catalysis Science & Technology and PCCP were proud to sponsor two poster prizes during the event. These were awarded to Amanda E. Anderson (Christopher J. Baddeley and Paul A. Wright) of EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews (UK) for her poster, ‘Immobilization of Nanoparticles in Metal Organic Frameworks for Tandem Catalysis’; and to Pim Huat Phua (Boon Ying Tay, Cun Wang, Ludger Paul Stubbs) of Institute of Chemical and Engineering Science (A*STAR) (Singapore), for his poster, ‘Hydrogenation of Levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone: Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous Catalysis’.

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Catalysis Science & Technology record Impact Factor of 5.43

We are pleased to announce that Catalysis Science & Technology’s Impact Factor* has risen to its highest value yet of 5.43.

The journal continues to bring together the best quality research from the heterogeneous, homogeneous, organocatalysis and bio-catalysis communities, appealing to both academic and industrial scientists.

We would like to thank all of our authors, referees and Board members for their continued support of the journal.

For fast time to publication and excellent author service, submit your next high quality paper to Catalysis Science & Technology.

Check out the following selection of highly cited articles that contributed to this Impact Factor:

Bruno F. Machado and Philippe Serp
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00361E

Liwu Zhang and Yongfa Zhu
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00411A

Paolo P. Pescarmona and Masoumeh Taherimehr
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20365K

Pieterjan Valvekens, Frederik Vermoortelea and Dirk De Vos
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY20813C

Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Maksym Opanasenko, Jiří Čejka, and Hermenegildo Garcia
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00350G

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2014 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2015).
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HOT Articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

The following HOT articles have been highlighted by the reviewers of the articles as being particularly interesting or significant pieces of research. These are all free to access until 18/06/2015. The order they appear in the list has no meaning or ranking.

Slight channel difference influences the reaction pathway of methanol-to-olefins conversion over acidic H-ZSM-22 and H-ZSM-12 zeolites
Yueying Chu, Xianyong Sun, Xianfeng Yi, Lihong Ding, Anmin Zheng and Feng Deng
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00312A, Paper

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Does a multiply bonded oxo ligand directly participate in B–H bond activation by a high-valent di-oxo-molybdenum(VI) complex? A density functional theory study
Liangfang Huang, Jiandi Wang, Xiaoqin Wei and Haiyan Wei
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00177C, Paper

C5CY00177C

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New Associate Editor – Jennifer Love

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jennifer Love as new Associate Editor for Catalysis Science &Technology

Jennifer Love obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1994 and her PhD from Stanford University in 2000. After postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, she began her independent career at the University of British Columbia in 2003. Her research interests span organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry with a focus on developing new homogeneous catalytic transformations, mechanistic analysis, catalyst design and synthesis.

Read a selection of Jenifer’s papers – free to access until 15th June 2015:

Synthesis and reactivity of 2-azametallacyclobutanes, Alexander Dauth and Jennifer A. Love, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 7782-7791, DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30639E

Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules, Addison N. Desnoyer, Alexander Dauth, Brian O. Patrick and Jennifer A. Love, Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 30-33, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52569D

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“FineCat Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals” – FineCat 2015

The 4th FineCat Symposium was held at the palazzo Steri on 8th-9th April 2015 with lectures given by Irina Beletskaya, Manfred Reetz and Oliver Kappe.

In partnership with Catalysis Science and Technology, three poster prizes were awarded. The first prize went to Francesco Parrino, a post-doc research fellow at the “Schiavello-Grillone” research Group of the University of Palermo, for his poster concerning the catalytic photoisomerization of trans-caffeic acid to cis-caffeic acid.

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Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates – SuBiCat II symposium

On 2nd March 2015, Catalysis Science and Technology Associate Editor, Professor Paul Kamer, hosted the SuBiCat II symposium at the University of St. Andrews. SuBiCat is an international training network that aims to provide expertise and drive changes that will allow chemicals to be produced with minimal chemical waste in all-catalytic, low energy, multi-step production methods exclusively from renewable resources.

Catalysis Science and Technology was pleased to sponsor this excellent event which was well attended by the catalysis community, including a number of members of the board. Editor-in-Chief, Professor Piet van Leeuwen, gave the opening talk on “Ligand effects in nanoparticle catalysis”, this was followed by contributions from Associate Editors Professor Ding Ma and Professor Javier Perez-Ramirez and Editorial Board members David Jackson and Christian Bruneau.

Pictured: Professor Paul Kamer opening the symposium, Professor Christian Bruneau and Professor Piet van Leeuwen.

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Change in instructions to authors for Communication articles

To ensure that Communications articles published in Catalysis Science and Technology are succinctly communicating the most novel and urgent research, we have recently altered the criteria for publishing Communications. As of 21st April 2015, two additional criteria must be satisfied upon submission:

1)      Manuscript submissions should be a maximum of four printed journal pages and must be submitted using the template available on our website.

2)      Submissions must be accompanied by a statement that outlines:

  • The significance and novelty (what are the key advances made in the article)
  • The interest to the catalysis community
  • Details of why rapid publication is warranted

Please click for further details on these changes or to access a Communication template.

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HOT Articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

The following HOT articles have been highlighted by the reviewers of the articles as being particularly interesting or significant pieces of research. These are all free to access until 31/03/2015. The order they appear in the list has no meaning or ranking.

Reversibility of asymmetric catalyzed C–C bond formation by benzoylformate decarboxylase
Marco Berheide, Selin Kara and Andreas Liese

DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00171K, Paper

10.1039/C4CY00171K


Sailing into uncharted waters: recent advances in the in situ monitoring of catalytic processes in aqueous environments
Hui Shi, Johannes A. Lercher and Xiao-Ying Yu
10.1039/C4CY01720J

10.1039/C4CY01720J


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