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Mechanistic studies in catalysis themed issue – now online

We are delighted to present a themed issue on ‘Mechanistic studies in catalysis’, which encompasses novel and diverse research in both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. The guest editors for this themed issue are Professors John Brown (University of Oxford), Andreas Pfaltz (University of Basel), and Rutger van Santen (Eindhoven University of Technology).

Here’s a few highlights from the issue:

Many more great contributions have been received, so make sure to have a look at the rest of the themed collection online now!

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Hot Articles for July

Catalytic decomposition of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) as high energetic material over CuO-based catalysts
Rachid Amrousse, Kohji Fujisato, Hiroto Habu, Ahmed Bachar, Claudine Follet-Houttemane and Keiichi Hori
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00214D, Paper

Catalytic decomposition of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) as high energetic material over CuO-based catalysts


A silver-free system for the direct C–H auration of arenes and heteroarenes from gold chloride complexes
Nanna Ahlsten, Gregory J. P. Perry, Xacobe C. Cambeiro, Tanya C. Boorman and Igor Larrosa
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00240C, Communication

A silver-free system for the direct C–H auration of arenes and heteroarenes from gold chloride complexes


Highly practical iron-catalyzed C–O cleavage reactions
Dominik Gärtner, Hannelore Konnerth and Axel Jacobi von Wangelin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00266G, Communication

Highly practical iron-catalyzed C–O cleavage reactions


Tandem ethylene oligomerisation and Friedel–Crafts alkylation of toluene catalysed by bis-(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene nickel(II) complexes and ethylaluminium dichloride
Asheena Budhai, Bernard Omondi, Stephen O. Ojwach, Collins Obuah, Emmanuel Y. Osei-Twum and James Darkwa
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00334E, Paper

Tandem ethylene oligomerisation and Friedel-Crafts alkylation of toluene catalysed by bis-(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene nickel(II) complexes and ethylaluminum dichloride


Evaluation of nanostructured vanadium(V) oxide in catalytic oxidations
Eric T. Drew, Yang Yang, Julia A. Russo, McKenzie L. Campbell, Samuel A. Rackley, JoAn Hudson, Patrik Schmuki and Daniel C. Whitehead
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00183K, Paper

Evaluation of nanostructured vanadium(V) oxide in catalytic oxidations

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Highly cited 2012 articles

The following is ten of the most cited articles published in Catalysis Science and Technology in 2012. Read what has been making an impact in the world of catalysis.

Highly cited 2012 articles

Graphene-based materials for catalysis
Bruno F. Machado and Philippe Serp
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 54-75
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00361E

Recent advances in organocatalytic asymmetric Michael reactions
Yong Zhang and Wei Wang
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 42-53
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00334H

Organocatalytic enantioselective methodologies using Morita–Baylis–Hillman carbonates and acetates
Ramon Rios
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 267-278
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00387A

Ag nanoparticles decorated polyaniline nanofibers: synthesis, characterization, and applications toward catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol and electrochemical detection of H2O2 and glucose
Guohui Chang, Yonglan Luo, Wenbo Lu, Xiaoyun Qin, Abdullah M. Asiri, Abdulrahman O. Al-Youbi and Xuping Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 800-806
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00454B

Conversion of lignocellulose into renewable chemicals by heterogeneous catalysis
Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Ohta and Atsushi Fukuoka
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 869-883
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00500J

Asymmetric catalysis using iron complexes – ‘Ruthenium Lite’?
Muftah Darwish and Martin Wills
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 243-255
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00390A

Iron(III) metal–organic frameworks as solid Lewis acids for the isomerization of α-pinene oxide
Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Mercedes Alvaro, Hubert Chevreau, Patricia Horcajada, Thomas Devic, Christian Serre and Hermenegildo Garcia
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 324-330
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY00376G

Aerobic oxidation of 5-hydroxylmethylfurfural with homogeneous and nanoparticulate catalysts
Basudeb Saha, Saikat Dutta and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 79-81
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00321F

Speciation of Pd(OAc)2 in ligandless Suzuki–Miyaura reactions
Luis A. Adrio, Bao N. Nguyen, Gemma Guilera, Andrew G. Livingston and King Kuok (Mimi) Hii
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 316-323
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00241D

Metal–organic frameworks for catalysis: the Knoevenagel reaction using zeolite imidazolate framework ZIF-9 as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst
Lien T. L. Nguyen, Ky K. A. Le, Hien X. Truong and Nam T. S. Phan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 521-528
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00386K

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C-H activation: an article collection

One of the simplest and most utilised chemical reactions is the burning of hydrocarbons and while combustion is an excellent way to exploit the energy content of this naturally occurring resource, there is a lot more we can do with the ‘inert’ C-H bond.

C-H activation allows us to convert cheaper hydrocarbon starting materials into more valuable and versatile products; leading to the development of a wide range of reagents and catalysts that activate C-H bonds. To keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field we have created this article collection, where all articles are free to download until 15th December.

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Biocatalysis: an article collection

Beers, wines and cheeses are enjoyed around the world today and have been for millennia. In fact the practices of brewing and cheese-making pre-date recorded history so it is difficult to accurately determine when we first started using naturally occurring enzymes and microorganisms to create valuable (and in this case, tastier!) products.

Biocatalysts are of course used in far more diverse applications than the creation of food-stuffs, including in many organic syntheses and in the generation of fine chemicals. Due to their natural design, they can offer superior selectivity for particular products and have a far lower environmental impact than many traditional catalysts. Our knowledge and understanding of biocatalysts has increased dramatically in the last few decades, which has allowed us to develop biologically modified and biomimetic catalysts for a range of applications.

To keep you up to date with the latest advances in this rapidly expanding field we have collected together these high impact articles and made them free to access until the 31st October!

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Organometallics in catalysis: an article collection

Perhaps the most well-known applications of organometallics in catalysis are the Ziegler–Natta catalysts which are used to generate polymers, the catalysts are made up of mixtures of transition metal halides and organo-aluminium complexes. Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta were awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery and development of the catalysts, which today are the most commonly used for the manufacture of polythene.

The esteemed history of organometallics are not to be under-estimated and include Grignard’s reagents, the Heck reaction, Schrock catalysts, Grubbs’ catalysts and the Suzuki Coupling to name just a few. Organometallic compounds have revolutionised science and industry and to keep you up to date with the latest break-through research being made across all areas of organometallics in catalysis, we have made this cross-journal article collection free until the 26th September.

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The cream of catalysis – top cited articles of 2011

Looking back over our first year’s worth of articles, we are delighted with the high quality work being published by our authors.

Here are the articles that you are citing the most so far*…

Top cited Reviews

Challenge and progress: palladium-catalyzed sp3 C–H activation
Hu Li, Bi-Jie Li and Zhang-Jie Shi
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 191-206

Two-dimensional zeolites: dream or reality?
Wieslaw J. Roth and Jiří Čejka
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 43-53

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles for asymmetric catalysis—a perfect match
Kalluri V. S. Ranganath and Frank Glorius
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 13-22

Well-defined copper(I) complexes for Click azide–alkyne cycloaddition reactions: one Click beyond
Silvia Díez-González
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 166-178

Metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts for oxidation reactions
Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Mercedes Alvaro and Hermenegildo Garcia
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 856-867

Chemocatalytic conversion of cellulose: opportunities, advances and pitfalls
Jan A. Geboers, Stijn Van de Vyver, Roselinde Ooms, Beau Op de Beeck, Pierre A. Jacobs and Bert F. Sels
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 714-726

Recent advances in asymmetric catalysis with cinchona alkaloid-based primary amines
Lin Jiang and Ying-Chun Chen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 354-365

A review of the development of nitrogen-modified carbon-based catalysts for oxygen reduction at USC
Gang Liu, Xuguang Li, Jong-Won Lee and Branko N. Popov
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 207-217

Towards near zero-sulfur liquid fuels: a perspective review
Barbara Pawelec, Rufino M. Navarro, José Miguel Campos-Martin and José L. G. Fierro
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 23-42

Design of hierarchical zeolite catalysts by desilication
Danny Verboekend and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 879-890

 

Top cited articles

Synthesis, characterization and ethylene oligomerization behaviour of 8-(1-aryliminoethylidene)quinaldinylnickel dihalides
Shengju Song, Tianpengfei Xiao, Tongling Liang, Fosong Wang, Carl Redshaw and Wen-Hua Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 69-75

Microwave-assisted synthesis of ZnO–graphene composite for photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI)
Xinjuan Liu, Likun Pan, Tian Lv, Ting Lu, Guang Zhu, Zhuo Sun and Changqing Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 1189-1193

A straightforward zinc-catalysed reduction of sulfoxides to sulfides
Stephan Enthaler
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 104-110

Activity improvement of gold yolk–shell catalysts for CO oxidation by doping with TiO2
Robert Güttel, Michael Paul and Ferdi Schüth
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 65-68

In situ green synthesis of Au nanostructures on graphene oxide and their application for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol
Yingwei Zhang, Sen Liu, Wenbo Lu, Lei Wang, Jingqi Tian and Xuping Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 1142-1144

SBA-15-Pr–SO3H as nanoreactor catalyzed oxidation of sulfides into sulfoxides
Kiumars Bahrami, Mohammad M. Khodaei and Peyman Fattahpour
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 389-393

Synthesis and characterization of versatile MgO–ZrO2 mixed metal oxide nanoparticles and their applications
Manoj B. Gawande, Paula S. Branco, Kalpesh Parghi, Janhavi J. Shrikhande, Rajesh Kumar Pandey, C. A. A. Ghumman, N. Bundaleski, O. M. N. D. Teodoro and Radha V. Jayaram
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 1653-1664

Gold(I)-catalyzed synthesis of furans and pyrroles via alkyne hydration
Pierrick Nun, Stéphanie Dupuy, Sylvain Gaillard, Albert Poater, Luigi Cavallo and Steven P. Nolan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 58-61

Fabrication of a TiO2 nanoparticles impregnated titanium mesh filter and its application for environmental purification
Tsuyoshi Ochiai, Toru Hoshi, Houda Slimen, Kazuya Nakata, Taketoshi Murakami, Hiro Tatejima, Yoshihiro Koide, Ammar Houas, Takuji Horie, Yuko Morito and Akira Fujishima
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 1324-1327

2-(1-Aryliminopropylidene)quinolylcobalt(II) dichlorides: synthesis, characterization and catalytic behaviour towards ethylene
Tianpengfei Xiao, Jingjuan Lai, Shu Zhang, Xiang Hao and Wen-Hua Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 462-469

Selective oxidation of biorenewable glycerol with molecular oxygen over Cu-containing layered double hydroxide-based catalysts
Chun-Hui Zhou, Jorge N. Beltramini, Chun-Xiang Lin, Zhi-Ping Xu, G. Q. (Max) Lu and A. Tanksale
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 111-122

Why not have a look at some of our other article collections?

Monthly top-accessed content
Reviews in catalysis
Outstanding organocatalysis
Zeal for zeolites
Incredible ionic liquids

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Incredible ionic liquids: an article collection

Ionic liquids are pretty self explanatory; they are ionic materials in a liquid state. In a ‘normal’ liquid, interactions are usually governed by Van de Waals or H-bonding forces. In ionic liquids it is ionic bonding interactions which dominate, meaning ionic liquids possess some interesting and unique properties.

The field of ionic liquids grew after Paul Walden’s observations of ethylammonium nitrate in 1914,1 since then the study and use of ionic liquids has grown phenomenally, with applications in analytics, biology, electrochemistry, physical chemistry, engineering, solvents and catalysis.

The academic and industrial interest in ionic liquids has thrown up some remarkable discoveries, particularly in recent years, so to keep you up to date with latest break-through research in the field we have collected these high quality articles which are free to access!*

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Outstanding organocatalysis: An article collection

Catalysts are key to some of the most important reactions on the planet; a world without the Haber process or catalysts to crack crude oil is difficult to imagine. Not to mention the enzymatic reactions that are crucial to all life on earth.

Organocatalysts are an important class of catalyst and consist of carbon-based molecules often functionalised with oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen or phosphorus. They have shown promise in a range of reactions including hydrogenation, Diels-Alder, Michael and Mannich reactions, and are of particular interest in asymmetric reactions.

To help keep you up-to-date with the latest in cutting-edge organocatalytic research we have made the following articles free to access until the 9th July. After reading all these there will be little you won’t know about the exciting world of organocatalysis!

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Zeal for zeolites: an article collection

ZeoliteZeolites are truly fascinating materials, first noted in the 18th century they were recognized for their interesting ability to release steam when heated. Today around 3 million tons of natural zeolite are mined for commercial use each year. Zeolites have found applications in agriculture, construction, heating, refrigeration, nuclear energy, in the petrochemical industry, as detergents and cat litter!

Unsurprisingly these materials have sparked the interest of scientists around the world since their discovery, resulting in the creation of a vast number of unique zeolitic frameworks and pushing the boundaries of chemical understanding.

The articles below have been made free to access until 8th June to give you a sample of the high impact, cutting edge research being carried out in the exciting world of zeolites!

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