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Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science and Technology in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science and Technology in 2018, 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 Hongxing Dai, Beijing University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0001-9857-0260

Professor Feng Deng, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, ORCID: 0000-0002-6461-7152

Professor Ive Hermans, University of Wisconsin-Madison, ORCID: 0000-0001-6228-9928

Dr Sharon Mitchell, ETH, ORCID: 0000-0002-3933-2913

Dr Santosh Kumar Padhi, University of Hyderabad, ORCID: 0000-0001-5202-6702

Professor Nam TS Phan, HCMC University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-5928-7638

Professor Ken-ichi Shimizu, Hokkaido University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0501-0294

Professor Atsushi Urakawa, ICIQ, ORCID: 0000-0001-7778-4008

Professor Changlin Yu, Jinagxi University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-4112-8513

Professor Huimin Yu, Tsinghua University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8164-9826

We would also like to thank the Catalysis Science and Technology board and the catalysis science 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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The International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals 2018 – C&FC2018

Catalysis Science & Technology would like to say a big congratulations to the winners of the poster prizes at the The International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand on 10 – 14th December 2018.

The winners of the best poster awards are:

Ms. Hitomi Hayashibara, Tokyo Metropolitan University
In Situ Generation of Highly Active Vanadium(V)-Alkylidene Catalysts for Ring- Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Cyclic Olefins by Phenoxy Ligand Exchange

Ms. Ayumi Kuramochi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Direct Coupling of Nonprotected Alkynylboronate with Conjugated Dienes

Mr. Hyun-Suk Um, Seoul, National University
Stereoselective Allylic Reduction Using a Novel Sulfinate

Ms. Ayumi Kuramochi

Mr. Hyun-Suk Um

Ms. Hitomi Hayashibara

Congratulations to All

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Introducing Catalysis Science & Technology’s new Editor-in-Chief Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Javier Pérez-Ramírez, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
 
“I became an Associate Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology in 2011, shortly after its birth, and have greatly enjoyed witnessing the development of the journal to its well-established position today.
 
“Catalysis was instrumental to the stark societal and economic development of the 20th century and plays a pivotal role in solving the energy, resource, and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
 
“Catalysis Science & Technology publishes cutting-edge developments across the catalysis science community embracing all disciplines and approaches that enable discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena.
 
“I feel very privileged and proud to succeed Piet van Leuween as the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Science & Technology and strive to continue shaping the journal to achieve greater heights.”

Submit your best catalysis research to Javier today.

Javier’s research pursues the design of heterogeneous catalysts and reactor concepts devoted to sustainable technologies. Find out more about Javier here or read his recent articles:  

Paper 
Halogen type as a selectivity switch in catalysed alkane oxyhalogenation
Guido Zichittella, Begoña Puértolas, Vladimir Paunović, Theresa Block, Rainer Pöttgen and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2231-2243. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00122G

Paper 
Carbon nanofibres-supported KCoMo catalysts for syngas conversion into higher alcohols
Ho Ting Luk, Tim Forster, Cecilia Mondelli, Sebastian Siol, Daniel Curulla-Ferré, Joseph A. Stewart and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 187-200. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01908D

 

Javier has selected some of the most outstanding catalysis work from the past year to share with you. Read them now for free until the end of March 2019:

Communication 
Methane activation over a boron nitride catalyst driven by in situ formed molecular water
Yang Wang, Liyang Zhao, Lei Shi, Jian Sheng, Weiping Zhang, Xiao-Ming Cao, Peijun Hu and An-Hui Lu
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2051-2055. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY00163D
 
Paper 
Operando micro-spectroscopy on ZSM-5 containing extrudates during the oligomerization of 1-hexene
Suzanna P. Verkleij, Gareth T. Whiting, Sonia Parres Esclapez, Machteld M. Mertens, Anton-Jan Bons, Martijn Burgers and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 2175-2185. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY02460F
 
Paper 
Oxygenate formation over K/β-Mo2C catalysts in the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis
Wijnand Marquart, David J. Morgan, Graham J. Hutchings, Michael Claeys and Nico Fischer
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 3806-3817. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01181H

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Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2017

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2017, 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 Jong Wook Bae, Sungkyunkwan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2959-520X

Professor Jiříy Čejka, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, ORCID: 0000-0003-1400-1031

Dr Xuezhi Duan, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering

Dr Wenjie Shen, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ORCID: 0000-0002-3071-9556

Dr Yasuhiro Shiraishi, Osaka University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1812-0644

Dr Noritatsu Tsubaki, University of Toyama, ORCID: 0000-0001-6786-5058

Dr Feng Wang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, ORCID: 0000-0002-9167-8743

Dr Fengshou Xiao, Zhejiang University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9744-3067

Dr Ning Yan, National University of Singapore, ORCID: 0000-0002-1877-9206

Dr Yu Lei Zhu, Institute of Coal Chemistry, ORCID: 0000-0002-0694-3881

We would also like to thank the Catalysis Science & 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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Catalytic reactivity of surfaces: in recognition of François Gault

We are delighted to announce that the Catalysis Science & Technology themed collection Catalytic reactivity of surfaces: in recognition of François Gault is now online and free to access until the end of February 2018.

Guest Editors Ioana Fechete, Hicham Idriss, Geoffrey Bond, Graham Hutchings and François Garin are delighted to introduce this themed issue on catalytic reactivity of surfaces in recognition of the scientific contributions of François G. Gault, a French scientist, whose 85th birthday was celebrated in 2017. The issue includes original research papers and review articles regarding relevant aspects of catalysis across many areas, including the elucidation of the mechanistic details of catalytic reactions and understanding nano effects in catalysis.

Read the full collection online

It includes:

Editorial
Catalytic reactivity of surfaces: in recognition of François Gault
Ioana Fechete, Hicham Idriss, Graham Hutchings, Geoffrey Bond and François Garin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 5181-5181. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY90088K

Perspective 
Grand challenges for catalysis in the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe: moving ahead for a sustainable future
Lanzafame, S. Perathoner, G. Centi, S. Gross and E. J. M. Hensen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 5182-5194. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01067B

Paper 
Influence of Re–M interactions in Re–M/C bimetallic catalysts prepared by a microwave-assisted thermolytic method on aqueous-phase hydrogenation of succinic acid
Xin Di, Chuang Li, Gwendoline Lafaye, Catherine Especel, Florence Epron and Changhai Liang
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 5212-5223. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01039G

Paper 
Ab initio coverage-dependent microkinetic modeling of benzene hydrogenation on Pd(111)
Maarten K. Sabbe, Gonzalo Canduela-Rodriguez, Jean-François Joly, Marie-Françoise Reyniers and Guy B. Marin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 5267-5283. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00962C

Paper 
Participation of interfacial hydroxyl groups in the water-gas shift reaction over Au/MgO catalysts
Yanran Cui, Zhenglong Li, Zhijian Zhao, Viktor J. Cybulskis, Kaiwalya D. Sabnis, Chang Wan Han, Volkan Ortalan, William F. Schneider, Jeffrey Greeley, W. Nicholas Delgass and Fabio H. Ribeiro
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 5257-5266. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01020F

We hope you enjoy reading the articles. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this themed collection or Catalysis Science & Technology.

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New Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor: Yong Cao

We are delighted to welcome Dr Yong Cao as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor.

Yong Cao, Fudan University, China

ORCiD orcid.org/0000-0002-8333-0181

Dr Yong Cao is currently a professor of Chemistry at Fudan University. His main research activities focus on fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and the development of new sustainable green catalysis by supported metals and related materials. One key activity of the research group is the development of novel catalytic route to renewable chemicals and related energy conversion processes based on small molecule activation.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Dr Yong Cao will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Biomass conversion
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Nano-catalysis
  • Supported catalysis

Submit your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Dr Yong Cao now.

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Congratulations to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez: Winner of the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017

Catalysis Science & Technology is delighted to congratulate our Associate Editor and Board Member Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez on winning the RSC Sustainable Energy Award 2017.

 

The RSC Prizes and awards celebrate the outstanding achievements by the members of the diverse chemical sciences community.

The Sustainable Energy Award is for the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy. This includes development or understanding of materials and processes and the improvement of existing technologies through the application of the chemical sciences.

 

The 2017 Award to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez was awarded for his discovery of disruptive catalytic technologies for valorization of carbon dioxide and natural gas that can be applied at a practical scale and for the creation of stable single atom precious metal catalyst materials.

 

A full commemoration of the RSC 2017 Prizes and awards can be found here: www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2017/may/awards-and-prizes-2017/

Read the themed collection: Celebrating the 2017 RSC Prize and Award Winners – showcasing articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – is currently free to access until 1st August 2017.

 

Submit your best sustainable energy catalytic sciences and technology to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez now: rsc.li/catalysis

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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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Catalysis Science & Technology Impact Factor rises to 4.76

We are thrilled to announce that Catalysis Science & Technology’s new impact factor* has increased to 4.76.

Huge thanks goes to all of our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to and supported the journal. Achieving this impact factor would not have course not been possible without this support and that of our dedicated Editorial and Advisory Board members.

Catalysis Science & Technology publishes high quality research from the multidisciplinary field of Catalysis, focussing on both the fundamental science of catalysis amd the science of catalysis technology. It publishes research faster than any other catalysis journal (read more here).

We invite you to submit your best work to our Editorial Office.

Read more about the 2013 Impact Factors from across RSC Publishing on the RSC Publishing Blog.

*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 2013 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

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Chromium complexes catalyse carbon dioxide/epoxide copolymerization

Homogeneous catalysts for the copolymerisation of carbon dioxide and epoxides encompass a wide range of main group and transition metal complexes; these often incorporate multidentate ligands such as porphyrins, salens, and salans, among other related classes. Amine-bis-phenolates are one class of ligands which have been employed as supporting scaffolds for polymerisation catalysts, providing tunability at the metal centre by functional group modifications at both the aromatic ring positions and on the neutral pendent donor atom. Recent research by the Kozak Group at Memorial University of Newfoundland has focussed on developing amine-bis(phenolate) complexes of mid-to-late transition metals as catalysts for this reaction. In a recent paper published in Catalysis Science & Technology, three six-coordinate chromium complexes with two types of pendent arm were evaluated as copolymerisation catalysts.

The most active catalyst in this study utilised a ligand featuring a coordinated tetrahydrofuranyl pendent group, while ligands featuring non-coordinating benzyl groups resulted in lower yields of the poly(cyclohexene carbonate) product. Although the polymer produced was atactic in all cases, the catalyst was found to be advantageous due to the high percentages of carbonate linkages prevailing in the final product with no evidence suggesting undesirable formation of cyclic carbonate formation.

Read the orginal paper below, which was also cited as a HOT article by the Catalysis Science & Technology referees:

Chromium(III) amine-bis(phenolate) complexes as catalysts for copolymerization of cyclohexene oxide and CO2
Hua Chen, Louise N. Dawe, and Christopher M. Kozak
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY01002C


Jenna Flogeras

Jenna Flogeras obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Canada. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. at Memorial University of Newfoundland, under the supervision of Dr. Francesca Kerton. Her research is focused on the synthesis of biodegradable polymers using main-group metal complexes as catalysts.

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