8th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis, ABC-8

Rio de Janeiro, 7th May 2017

During the 20th century, Acid-Base Catalysis played a key role in the development of improved oil refining and petrochemical processes. Today, with the climate changes the world is experiencing, Acid Base Catalysis will continue to play an important role, helping the development of more sustainable processes relying on biomass and CO2 processing.

Find out more about ABC-8.

The International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis occurs every four years in a different country. The ABC-8 will take place in Brazil, gathering the scientific and industrial community to discuss the advances in the area and forecasts the pathway of Acid-Base Catalysis towards a more sustainable world.

Themes of the symposium:

  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to fossil fuel refining and petrochemical
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to biofuel production and biomass processing
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to fine chemicals
  • Acid-Base Catalysis applied to environmental aspects and CO2 conversion

Two poster prizes from Catalysis Science & Fuels will be awarded at the symposium.

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FineCat 2017: Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals

The 6th FineCat Symposium will take place in Palermo, Italy, 5th April 2017.

Established in 2012, following publication of the Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue “Heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals“, the FineCat Symposium is jointly organised by the Institute of Nanostructured Materials of Italy’s Research Council (CNR) and by Palermo’s University DEIM Department.

Invited Speakers:

A. Stephen K. Hashmi,
New Aspects of Gold Catalysis
Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Gideon Grader, Mesoporous Ceramic Nanofibers for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Chemical Engineering Department, Technion, Israel

Raed Abu-Reziq, Nanostructured Materials, Nano-and Microreactors as Platforms for Heterogeneous Catalysis
The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Catalysis Science & Technology will be providing prizes for the poster competition. The winners will be receiving a free one-year subscription to Catalysis Science & Technology. There is still time to register, so don’t miss your chance to attend!

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22th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis ISOM-XII

The 22th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis (ISOM-XII) will take place at ETH Zürich from July 9-12, 2017. This biennial event on metathesis and related reactions showcases advances ranging from new catalyzed reactions and processes, to ligand and catalyst design, and mechanistic advances that can change implementation into practice. We welcome students, academic partners and industrial scientist to join us and make this event successful. For more information please see our website.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis, Science and Technology in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis, Science and Technology in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Pieter C A Bruijnincx, Debye Institute
Professor Jiri Cejka, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Professor Wei-Lin Dai, Fudan University
Professor Burtron H Davis, University of Kentucky
Dr Haijun Jiao, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse
Professor Arjan Willem Kleij, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Professor Yoshinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
Professor Wenjie Shen, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Yi-Jun Xu, Fuzhou University
Professor Ning Yan, National University of Singapore

We would also like to thank the Catalysis, Science and Technology board and the catalysis community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome to Associate Editor Will Medlin

We are delighted to welcome Professor Will Medlin as our newest Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Will Medlin received his Bachelors in chemical engineering from Clemson University in 1996 and his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories, he joined the chemical and biological engineering department at the University of Colorado, where he is currently the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor.

His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with particular emphases on investigations of catalytic chemistry on well-defined surfaces, and on controlling the near-surface environment of heterogeneous catalysts with organic monolayers and thin films.

Welcome to the team Will!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2016. They have been selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology
Dr Pieter Bruijnincx, Utrecht University
Dr Yohsinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
Professor Ulf Hanefeld, Technische Universiteit Delft
Dr Wei-Lin Dai, Fudan University
Professor Alexander Stepanov, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
Dr Yasuhiro Shiraishi, Osaka University
Dr Simon Beaumont, Durham University
Dr Ning Yan, National University of Singapore
Dr Bert Weckhuysen, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Group
Dr Jiaquo Yu, Wuhan University of Technology

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Catalysis Science & Technology board and all of the community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Themed Collection now online – Catalysis in Flow Chemistry

The themed issue, Catalysis in Flow Chemistry, guest-edited by Steven Ley (University of Cambridge), features key contributions on the use of catalysis in flow chemistry applications. This important developing area of science encompasses homogeneous, heterogeneous and enigmatic systems, with an emphasis on using continuous flow based technologies.

Read the full themed collection here. It includes:

Editorial – Flow Chemistry and Catalysis
Steven V. Ley
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4676-4677
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY90064J

Fine chemical syntheses under flow using SiliaCat catalysts
Rosaria Ciriminna, Valerica Pandarus, François Béland and Mario Pagliaro
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4678-4685
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00038J

Synthesis in mesoreactors: Ru(porphyrin)CO-catalyzed aziridination of olefins under continuous flow conditions
S. Rossi, A. Puglisi, M. Benaglia, D. M. Carminati, D. Intrieri and E. Gallo
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 4700-4704
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00207B

You can read similar articles on this topic published in our new journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, including:

A convenient numbering-up strategy for the scale-up of gas–liquid photoredox catalysis in flow
Yuanhai Su, Koen Kuijpers, Volker Hessel and Timothy Noël
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 73-81
DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00021A, Paper

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Introducing our new Associate Editor Jinhua Ye

Photograph of Jinhua YeWe welcome Professor Jinhua Ye as a new Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Jinhua Ye received her PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990, and joined National Research Institute for Metals (former NIMS) in 1991. She is now a Principle Investigator and the Field Coordinator of Nano-Power Field at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), and a Professor of Joint Doctoral Program in Graduate School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan. She is also the appointed director of TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, and Professor of Materials Science at Tianjin University, China.

Her research interests focus on the research and development of novel photocatalytic materials and their applications in the fields of environment remediation and solar to chemical energy conversion.

Of her appointment Professor Jinhua Ye says “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the community”.

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Themed collection now online – Catalysis on Zeolites

Zeolites are the most important heterogeneous catalysts with numerous large-scale applications including cracking, petrochemistry, fine chemical synthesis, and environmental protection. This themed issue evidences the significant impact of zeolites in catalysis, new trends in catalytic applications of zeolites and, in particular, their potential in catalysis. The Guest Editors of the issue are Jiri Čejka, David Serrano and Russell Morris.

Read the full themed collection here. It includes:

Catalysis on Zeolites – Catalysis Science & Technology
Jiří Čejka, Russell E. Morris and David P. Serrano
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 2465-2466
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY90042A

Improvement in the catalytic properties of ZSM-5 zeolite nanoparticles via mechanochemical and chemical modifications
Satoshi Inagaki, Shoma Shinoda, Shunsuke Hayashi, Toru Wakihara, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Junko N. Kondo and Yoshihiro Kubota
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 2598-2604
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01644D, Paper

Selective dehydrogenation of bioethanol to acetaldehyde over basic USY zeolites
G. M. Lari, K. Desai, C. Mondelli and J. Pérez-Ramírez
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 2706-2714
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY02020D, Paper

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Catalysis Science & Technology’s latest Impact Factor is 5.287

Catalysis Science & Technology (CS&T) is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 5.287*.

CS&T is dedicated to publishing the highest impact articles across the catalysis science community; with each original research article reporting new catalytic discoveries that are a significant advance on previous reports. It is this niche that the journal wishes to carve out and thus research published in the journal should bring conceptual advances or molecular insights to catalytic processes.

New acceptance criteria from this year mean that CS&T will be bringing you the latest cutting-edge developments across the community and your article will be handled by one of our international team of expert Associate Editors. Read our recent Editorial article for more information about our scope and new standards.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for their continued support.

*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 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

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