Archive for the ‘Themed Issue’ Category

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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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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Unfogging metathesis catalyst deactivation

Grubbs catalyst deactivationD. Fogg et al. have discovered a powerful means to observe the behaviour of Grubbs metathesis catalysts.

The University of Ottawa researchers tagged first- and second-generation ruthenium catalysts with a 13C label at the alkylidene site using straightforward synthesis routes. This isotopic enrichment allowed 13C NMR spectroscopy to serve as a sensitive probe for the amine-initiated decomposition pathway.

A surprising preference for nucleophilic attack by phosphine was clearly revealed in the 13C NMR spectrum. This demonstrates the diagnostic utility of 13C-enriched complexes relative to both their unlabelled and deuterium-labelled analogues.

This article is featured amongst many other excellent contributions in the latest Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue, Mechanistic Studies in Catalysis.

Take a look at the original article online now!

Isotopic Probes for Ruthenium-Catalyzed Olefin Metathesis
Justin A. M. Lummiss, Adrian G. G. Botti, and Deryn E. Fogg*
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01118J

Jenna Flogeras obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Canada. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Memorial University in Newfoundland, where she studies aluminum-based catalysts under the supervision of Dr. Francesca Kerton.

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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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Sustainable catalytic conversions of renewable substrates themed issue online now!

The latest issue of Catalysis Science and Technology contains a themed collection on Sustainable catalytic conversions of renewable substrates. The issue was guest edited by Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx (Utrecht University) and Yuriy Román-Leshkov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

This issue contains contributions on topics related to catalytic biomass conversion methods, including homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic processes. The themed issue will cover contributions concerned with chemical or chemical engineering aspects of the selective catalytic conversion of renewable feedstocks, for instance lignocellulosic biomass or its (hemi)cellulose or lignin components, or with the catalytic conversion of renewable platform molecules that can be derived from these feedstocks.

Here’s a small taster of the excellent content in this themed issue:Themed issue cover

Check out the rest of the articles in this exciting and timely themed issue on the website now!

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Call for Papers: 2014 themed issues

Catalysis Science & Technology We are delighted to announce that Catalysis Science & Technology will be publishing two themed issues focusing on environmental catalysis in 2014. We welcome your submissions, so read on for details:

Catalytic Conversion and Use of Carbon Dioxide for Value-Added Organics–deadline 1st December 2013

Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates–deadline 11th February 2014

Issue scopes

Catalytic Conversion and Use of Carbon Dioxide for Value-Added Organics
Guest edited by Professor Arjan Kleij, this issue will highlight developments in the field of catalytic conversion and use of carbon dioxide into higher value organic compounds.

Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates
Guest edited by Professor Yuriy Román-Leshkov and Professor Pieter Bruijnincx, this issue will contain contributions on topics related to catalytic biomass conversion methods, including homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic processes.

Want to submit?

All types of manuscript—communications, full papers, Minireviews and Perspectives, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal refereeing procedure and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this themed issue.

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All that glitters – gold and palladium serve catalysis needs

Sara Coles is a guest web-writer for Catalysis Science & Technology. She currently works for Johnson Matthey in Royston, UK.


Gold-palladium nanoparticles are hot stuff when it comes to catalysis. Catalysis Science and Technology’s themed issue, entitled ‘Gold Catalysis’, highlights just three examples of the many studies that regularly appear in the literature.

A minireview from Pasi Paalanen et al., Utrecht University, gives an overview of recent developments in the synthesis of supported gold-based bimetallic nanoparticles for catalytic applications. They focus on three major structural features to be characterised and, where possible, controlled: size, composition and nanostructure. They highlight selected literature examples in which gold-palladium nanoparticles were found to be active for reactions such as CO oxidation, vinyl acetate synthesis, cyclotrimerization of acetylene to benzene, selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes or ketones, direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide, hydrocarbon hydrogenation, oxidation of primary C–H bonds, hydrodechlorination and hydrodesulfurization.

chloronitrobenzene hydrogenation and hydrogen peroxide synthesis over gold palladium nanoparticlesMeanwhile Elena Corbos and her colleagues at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, in collaboration with Synchrotron Soleil, France, and University College London, present some original research on the preparation of bimetallic PdAu nanocatalysts. They tested the catalysts for the selective hydrogenation of 2-chloronitrobenzene to 2-chloroaniline and the direct formation of hydrogen peroxide. They found that a Pd-rich surface offered superior selectivity and reaction rates for 2-chloronitrobenzene hydrogenation, while for hydrogen peroxide synthesis, an optimal quantity of gold was required to ensure high productivity.

Tatsumi Ishihara et al., Kyushu University, Japan, carried out synthesis of hydrogen peroxide by direct oxidation of hydrogen in air on gold-palladium/titania. They report that the H2 conversion and H2O2 selectivity were strongly affected by the crystal phase of the titania. With increasing H2 pressure, H2O2 selectivity increased on AuPd/rutile TiO2 and the yield of became higher than on brookite or anatase TiO2 at 1.0 MPa. The effects of fluorinated hydrocarbon addition to reaction media were also studied.

Find out more about all this research in Catalysis Science and Technology.

Progress in controlling the size, composition and nanostructure of supported gold–palladium nanoparticles for catalytic applications
Pasi Paalanen, Bert M. Weckhuysen and Meenakshisundaram Sankar
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 2869-2880, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00341H

Tuning the properties of PdAu bimetallic nanocatalysts for selective hydrogenation reactions
Elena C. Corbos, Peter R. Ellis, James Cookson, Valérie Briois, Timothy I. Hyde, Gopinathan Sankar and Peter T. Bishop
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 2934-2943, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00255A

Effects of fluorinated hydrocarbon addition on H2O2 direct synthesis from H2 and air over an Au–Pd bimetallic catalyst supported on rutile-TiO2
Tatsumi Ishihara, Kohei Shigeta, Yuuki Ooishi, Maki Matsuka, Hidehisa Hagiwara and Shintaro Ida
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 2971-2975, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00273J

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RSC poster prizes awarded at Carbohydrate COST Meeting 2012

Congratulations to Dirk Heyl (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry), Richard Blackburn (Chemical Science) and Hilde van Hattum (Catalysis Science & Technology) who were the winners of the RSC poster prizes at the RSC Carbohydrate COST Meeting held at University of Birmingham on September 27th-28th

Congratulations also go to Myriam Bergmann for winning the Buchanan Memorial Prize for best student talk, and to Professor David Bundle for being awarded the Haworth Medal. 

Thank you to Professor Nigel Simpkins & Professor Rob Field for presenting the prizes, and to all those who participated for making this a success.

View more photos of the winners here

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Submissions open for Photocatalysis themed issue

Submissions are now open for Catalysis Science & Technology‘s upcoming themed issue on photocatalysis.

The themed issue, guest edited by Professors Kazunari Domen and Licheng Sun, will focus on both homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysis research, providing insight into the fundamentals as well as the applicational development of photocatalytic reactions.

Manuscript deadline: 7th January 2013

See our author guidelines, for information on article types. Please note that all manuscripts will undergo the usual standard of peer-review.

SUBMIT your manuscript now.
For any queries, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Catalysis in industry themed issue now online

This month’s Catalysis Science & Technology issue is the devoted to Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Industry.

The themed issue which is guest edited by Professors Hans de Vries (DSM and University of Groningen) and David Jackson (University of Glasgow) comprises a selection of articles that illustrate the research necessary for moving a reaction off the lab bench and into the industrial plant. Unsurprisingly, catalytic research is often key to this journey.

Catalysis in industry front coverSelect the links below to read the Editorial and review articles. The full issue can be accessed here.

Editorial
Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Industry; Johannes G. de Vries and S. David Jackson

Perspective
First-principles kinetic modeling in heterogeneous catalysis: an industrial perspective on best-practice, gaps and needs; Maarten K. Sabbe, Marie-Françoise Reyniers and Karsten Reuter

Mini Review
Advances in conversion of hemicellulosic biomass to furfural and upgrading to biofuels; Saikat Dutta, Sudipta De, Basudeb Saha and Md. Imteyaz Alam

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