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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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Reviews in Catalysis

Are you new to the field of catalysis and searching for a good starting point in the literature?
Are you an experienced researcher on the hunt for a comprehensive overview on recent advances in catalysis?

Then look no further.

Over the past year we have published a number of Perspectives and Mini Reviews authored by world-leading scientists and covering all areas of catalysis.  

Scroll down to begin browsing our reviews in:

Asymmetric organocatalysis
Metal-mediated asymmetric catalysis
Fuel synthesis
Nanocatalysis
Biomimetic and biocatalysis
Zeolitic catalysis
Photocatalysis

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The quest for cleaner, cheaper, more sustainable energy

While the earth’s reserves of non-renewable energy are reducing…. our demands for energy are not. Given this is unsustainable, there is a global need to both reduce our energy consumption and develop more sustainable energy sources. Catalysis is a key player in this, potentially providing direct, efficient and economical routes to energy generation.

Here we have selected a few papers from Catalysis Science & Technology which look to develop and review catalyst based technologies for renewable energy. To mark Catalysis Science & Technology‘s recent launch, all articles are free to access for the duration of 2012.

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Advances in catalysis at the nano-scale

The ability to visualise and manipulate materials at the nano-scale has changed the way we think about all topics in science, including catalysis. There has been substantial research into the production, application and mechanisms of nano-catalysts given the industrial, economic and environmental benefits they can bring. A few interesting reviews from Catalysis Science & Technology which highlight such developments are listed below and are free to access for the duration of 2012.

Studying Fischer–Tropsch catalysts using transmission electron microscopy and model systems of nanoparticles on planar supports
P. C. Thüne, C. J. Weststrate, P. Moodley, A. M. Saib, J. van de Loosdrecht, J. T. Miller and J. W. Niemantsverdriet
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 689-697
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00056J

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles for asymmetric catalysis—a perfect match
Kalluri V. S. Ranganath and Frank Glorius
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 13-22
DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00069H

Unique catalytic features of Ag nanoclusters for selective NOx reduction and green chemical reactions
Kenichi Shimizu, Kyoichi Sawabe and Atsushi Satsuma
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 331-341
DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00077A

Nanokinetics for nanocatalysis
Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 380-384
DOI: 10.1039/C0CY00084A

Mimicking nature’s strategies for the design of nanocatalysts
Rohit Bhandari, Ryan Coppage and Marc R. Knecht
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00350J

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