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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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Biocatalysis themed issue

Catalysis Science & Technology has published its latest themed issue in the topic of Biocatalysis, guest edited by Professor Nick Turner from the University of Manchester.

As Professor Turner details in his Editorial, biotechnology is becoming increasingly more attractive from an industry perspective as the demand for environmentally sustainable processes rises.

   

Here’s a small taster of the articles included. Click here to browse the full issue.

Review: Different strategies to enahnce the activity of lipase catalysts
Marzia Marciello, Marco Filice and Jose M. Palomo

ReviewExploiting duality in nature: industrial examples of enzymatic oxidation and reduction reactions
K. Robins and A. Osorio-Lozada

Communication: Reductive dehalogenation of β-haloacrylic ester derivatives mediated by ene-reductases
Gábor Tasnádi, Christoph K. Winkler, Dorina Clay, Mélanie Hall and Kurt Faber

Paper: Enantiopure 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroisocoumarins and 3-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolines via chemoenzymatic asymmetric transformations
Juan Mangas-Sánchez, Eduardo Busto, Vicente Gotor-Fernández and Vicente Gotor

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Oxidoreductases reduce bulk-bulky hydroxy-ketones to give optically active 1,2-diols

Challenging enzymatic stereoselective reduction of sterically demanding substrates.

Challenging enzymatic stereoselective reduction of sterically demanding substrates.

Dörte Rother and colleagues have identified alcohol dehydrogenases that can be used for the stereoselective reduction of some sterically demanding ketones, under mild conditions.  The team initially screened eight enzymes, with alcohol dehydrogenase from Ralstonia sp. giving the best results.  Compounds with two chiral centres have important ‘building block’ applications as synthons for catalysts, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals and this study demonstrates the high potential of biocatalysts in this area.

To find out more, download the article now for free now…

Stereoselective synthesis of bulky 1,2-diols with alcohol dehydrogenases
Justyna Kulig,  Robert C. Simon,  Christopher A. Rose,  Syed Masood Husain,  Matthias Häckh,  Steffen Lüdeke,  Kirsten Zeitler,  Wolfgang Kroutil,  Martina Pohl and Dörte Rother
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20120H

This article is due to be published in our upcoming themed issue focusing on biocatalysis along with the below perspective:

Exploiting duality in nature: industrial examples of enzymatic oxidation and reduction reactions
K. Robins and A. Osorio-Lozada
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20102J

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Biodegradation pathway for α,β-unsaturated haloesters

Kurt Faber and colleagues from the Unviersity of Graz report the reductive dehalogenation of  β-haloacrylic ester derivatives using members of the ‘Old Yellow Enzyme’ family of flavoproteins in this HOT Catalysis Science & Technology communication.  They have combined the ‘reductive activity of ene-reductases with the spontaneous β-elimination of hydohalous acid from the unstable (saturated) intermediates’ in this biodegradation pathway.  Such work is important for its application to the disposal of organic halogenated materials that have negative effects on the environment.

This is another fantastic article that is due to be included in our upcoming Biocatalysis themed issue.  Download the communication today – it’s free

Reductive dehalogenation of β-haloacrylic ester derivatives mediated by ene-reductases
Gábor Tasnádi,  Christoph K. Winkler,  Dorina Clay,  Mélanie Hall and Kurt Faber
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20079A

You might also find the group’s previous Dalton Transactions paper interesting:

Bioreduction of α-methylcinnamaldehyde derivatives: chemo-enzymatic asymmetric synthesis of Lilial™ and Helional™
Clemens Stueckler, Nicole J. Mueller, Christoph K. Winkler, Silvia M. Glueck, Karl Gruber, Georg Steinkellner and Kurt Faber
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 8472-8476
DOI: 10.1039/C002971H
From themed issue Bridging the gap in catalysis via multidisciplinary approaches

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Call for Papers: Heterogeneous catalytic aerobic oxidation for the synthesis of fine chemicals

We welcome submissions for our upcoming Themed Issue ‘Heterogeneous catalytic aerobic oxidation for the synthesis of fine chemicals’, Guest Edited by Professor Alfons Baiker and Dr Tamas Mallat.

Call for Papers: Heterogeneous catalytic aerobic oxidation for the synthesis of fine chemicalsThis special issue will focus on novel aspects of aerobic oxidation such as biomass conversion, new catalyst formulations, mechanistic and kinetic studies, application of neoteric solvents such as ionic liquids and supercritical fluids, and reactor development. The scope of the Themed Issue will mainly cover heterogeneously catalyzed oxidation processes but will also include related processes based on homogeneous and biocatalysts.

Want to submit?
The Themed Issue is due to be published early 2013 and we hope to receive manuscripts by 1st July 2012, we are accepting all manuscript types including Perspective review articles, Minireviews and original research papers as communications or full papers (check our author guidelines for more details). You can submit your work as usual using our online submission system, although please indicate that you intend your paper to be included in this special themed issue.

All manuscripts will undergo the usual rigorous peer-review process to maintain the high quality of the journal and inclusion in the Themed Issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like any further information about this special issue.

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Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Industry themed issue – welcoming submissions

We are pleased to welcome submissions for the latest Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Industry, guest edited by Professors Johannes de Vries and David Jackson.

The themed issue will focus on the innovative research required before a catalytic process can be transferred to production. We would love to receive your research in topic areas ranging across catalyst library screening; catalytic mechanisms; inhibition and deactivation phenomena; recycling and catalyst regeneration; and the interplay between catalysis and chemical engineering.

The deadline for submissions is 16th May 2012 and can be made through our online submission system. Please mark on your submission that it is for the Catalysis in Industry themed issue but be aware that all manuscripts received will undergo the normal refereeing procedure. Please note that inclusion in the issue is subject to the discretion of the guest editors.

For further guidance on our article types, visit our author guidelines. And feel welcome to contact us in the Editorial Office for more information.

We hope to receive your submission shortly!

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PERSPECTIVE: Imidazolium-derived organosilicas for catalysis

This perspective focuses on the catalytic uses of imidazolium derivatives grafted on to silicas, including metal catalysts (complexes and nanoparticles) and metal-free ones.  It is intended to help in inspiring future developments and interest in the growing field of catalysis by supported imidazolium salts and NHC (N-heterocyclic carbenes) complexes based on organosilicas.

Read more for FREE about this growing area at:

Imidazolium-derived organosilicas for catalytic applications
Amàlia Monge-Marcet, Roser Pleixats, Xavier Cattoën and Michel Wong Chi Man
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CY00287B

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Themed issue call for papers: Heterogeneous Catalysis for Fine Chemicals

I am delighted to announce an upcoming themed issue for Catalysis Science & Technology entitled Heterogeneous Catalysis for Fine Chemicals, with guest editors Mario Pagliaro and Graham Hutchings. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this themed issue.

Research in heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis, preparative chemistry and drug discovery, is currently more active than ever before. This themed issue aims to grasp the current momentum in catalysis chemistry for fine chemicals and hopes to bring together contributions from experts in the field, involved in either the fundamental development of new catalytic mediators or in the multidisciplinary application of these organometallic entities anywhere in between these facets.

Deadline for submissions 13th June 2011

All types of manuscript, Communications, Full Papers, Minireviews and Perspectives, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to the format for regular articles and should be submitted online and submitted no later than the 13th June 2011. All invited manuscripts will be subjected to the normal refereeing procedure. Any questions should be directed to the Catalysis Science & Technology Editorial Office.

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