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

C5CY00312A GA


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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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 28th February 2015. The order they appear in the list has no meaning or ranking.


Ionic liquid-functionalized graphene oxide as an efficient support for the chiral salen Mn(III) complex in asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins
Weiguo Zheng, Rong Tan, Shenfu Yin, Yaoyao Zhang, Guangwu Zhao, Yaju Chen and Donghong Yin  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01290A, Paper

C4CY01290A GA


Novel nanoparticle/enzyme biosilicified nanohybrids for advanced heterogeneously catalyzed protocols
Carolina Garcia, Ivaldo I. Junior, Rodrigo O. M. A. de Souza and Rafael Luque  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01313A, Paper 

C4CY01313A GA


Combination of gold and iridium catalysts for the synthesis of N-alkylated amides from nitriles and alcohols
Feng Li, Juan Ma, Lei Lu, Xiaofeng Bao and Wanying Tang  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01506A, Paper

C4CY01506A GA


Composites of [γ-H2PV2W10O40]3− and [α-SiW12O40]4− supported on Fe2O3 as heterogeneous catalysts for selective oxidation with aqueous hydrogen peroxide
Ye Wang, Keigo Kamata, Ryo Ishimoto, Yoshiyuki Ogasawara, Kosuke Suzuki, Kazuya Yamaguchi and Noritaka Mizuno  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01693A, Paper

C4CY01693A GA


Electrochemical activation of an oblique angle deposited Cu catalyst film for H2 production
Jesús González-Cobos, Víctor J. Rico, Agustín R. González-Elipe, José L. Valverde and Antonio de Lucas-Consuegra  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01524J, Paper

C4CY01524J GA


Recent advances in metal free- and late transition metal-catalysed hydroamination of unactivated alkenes
Elise Bernoud, Clément Lepori, Mohamed Mellah, Emmanuelle Schulz and Jérôme Hannedouche  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01716A, Perspective

C4CY01716A GA


Ozone catalytic oxidation for ammonia removal from simulated air at room temperature
Yang Liu, Xiao-Song Li, Jing-Lin Liu, Chuan Shi, Xiaobing Zhu, Ai-Min Zhu and Ben W.-L. Jang  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01269K, Paper

C4CY01269K GA

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Anchors Away!

Written by Christopher Hinde. Christopher obtained his Masters in Chemistry (MChem) from the University of Southampton, UK in 2011. He is currently doing research towards a Ph.D. in the area of materials chemistry and catalysis under the supervision of both Dr Robert Raja at the University of Southampton and Prof. T. S. Andy Hor at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute in Singapore’s Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR).

The latest themed issue from Catalysis Science and Technology, “Catalysis on Chiral Surfaces: From Fundamental Aspects to Application”, contains a plethora of articles reporting on the latest heterogeneous catalysts with significant stereospecific properties for asymmetric or chiral transformations.

In an article from the group of Dr Raja at the University of Southampton, UK, S. Newland et al. demonstrate the importance of anchoring organocatalysts to the inner walls of mesoporous silica to attain highly active and selective catalysts. Traditionally, organocatalysts are used in a homogeneous fashion, however this often leads to labour and energy intensive recollection for recycling of the catalyst. The covalent anchoring of cinchonine to the inner walls of mesoporous silicas not only gains the facile recycle benefits of a heterogeneous catalyst, but can increase the activity 6-fold for Michael addition reactions compared with the homogeneous analogue. And this is all achieved without sacrificing the enantioselectivity of the catalyst!

The anchoring methods were applied to DABCO, another molecule used as a chemoselective organocatalyst to show that the method could be applied to a variety of different catalysts with equally impressive results. It is easy to envisage these anchoring methods being significantly useful to any researchers working in the area of chiral organocatalysis.

Want to find out more on the synthesis and origin of these catalytic properties? Read the full article now!

Highly effective design strategy for the heterogenisation of chemo- and enantioselective organocatalysts
Stephanie H. Newland, David J. Xuereb, Enrica Gianotti, Leonardo Marchese, Ramon Rios and Robert Raja
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 660-665, DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00895B,

Graphical abstract: Highly effective design strategy for the heterogenisation of chemo- and enantioselective organocatalysts

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Catalysis Science and Technology – One Day Symposium

Catalysis Science and Technology is delighted to announce that the journal is organising a one day Symposium on the subject of Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates (SuBiCat II) on 2nd March 2015, at St Andrews, UK.

The symposium is free of charge, but you are requested to register before 15th February 2015 at http://www.subicat.org/events/index.php.

There is an excellent list of speakers already confirmed, including:

  • Prof. Piet van Leeuwen , ICIQ, Tarrgona, Spain
  • Dr Pieter Bruijnincx, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Ding Ma Peking University, China
  • Prof. Carsten Bolm, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Prof. David Jackson, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Dr Kristiina Hilden, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Prof. Christian Bruneau, University of Rennes, France
  • Prof. John Irvine, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Pérez-Ramírez, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Zurich, Switzerland

Visit the website for further information and to register now.

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