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Welcome to Associate Editor Will Medlin

We are delighted to welcome Professor Will Medlin as our newest Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Will Medlin received his Bachelors in chemical engineering from Clemson University in 1996 and his PhD from the University of Delaware in 2001. After conducting postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories, he joined the chemical and biological engineering department at the University of Colorado, where he is currently the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor.

His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with particular emphases on investigations of catalytic chemistry on well-defined surfaces, and on controlling the near-surface environment of heterogeneous catalysts with organic monolayers and thin films.

Welcome to the team Will!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2016. They have been selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology
Dr Pieter Bruijnincx, Utrecht University
Dr Yohsinao Nakagawa, Tohoku University
Professor Ulf Hanefeld, Technische Universiteit Delft
Dr Wei-Lin Dai, Fudan University
Professor Alexander Stepanov, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
Dr Yasuhiro Shiraishi, Osaka University
Dr Simon Beaumont, Durham University
Dr Ning Yan, National University of Singapore
Dr Bert Weckhuysen, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Group
Dr Jiaquo Yu, Wuhan University of Technology

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Catalysis Science & Technology board and all of the community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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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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Introducing our new Associate Editor Jinhua Ye

Photograph of Jinhua YeWe welcome Professor Jinhua Ye as a new Associate Editor for Catalysis Science & Technology.

Jinhua Ye received her PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990, and joined National Research Institute for Metals (former NIMS) in 1991. She is now a Principle Investigator and the Field Coordinator of Nano-Power Field at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), and a Professor of Joint Doctoral Program in Graduate School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan. She is also the appointed director of TU-NIMS Joint Research Center, and Professor of Materials Science at Tianjin University, China.

Her research interests focus on the research and development of novel photocatalytic materials and their applications in the fields of environment remediation and solar to chemical energy conversion.

Of her appointment Professor Jinhua Ye says “I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the community”.

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HOT Articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

The following HOT articles have been highlighted by the reviewers of the articles as being particularly interesting or significant pieces of research. These are all free to access until 30/11/15. The order they appear in the list has no meaning or ranking.

A water-dependent kinetics guide for complex lipase-mediated synthesis of biolubricants in a water activity control reactor
Yifeng Tao, Guohua Chen, Ioannis V. Pavlidis, Yang Jiang, Longfei Qie, Caixia Cui, Luo Liu, Biqiang Chen and Tianwei Tan
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00995B, Paper


Enhanced activity of H2O2-treated copper(II) oxide nanostructures for the electrochemical evolution of oxygen
Albertus D. Handoko, Suzi Deng, Yilin Deng, Andy Wing Fai Cheng, Kuang Wen Chan, Hui Ru Tan, Yanlin Pan, Eng Soon Tok, Chorng Haur Sow and Boon Siang Yeo
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00861A, Paper


A modular family of phosphine-phosphoramidite ligands and their hydroformylation catalysts: steric tuning impacts upon the coordination geometry of trigonal bipyramidal complexes of type [Rh(H)(CO)2(P^P*)]
Rebecca C. How, Robert Hembre, James A. Ponasik, Ginette S. Tolleson and Matthew L. Clarke
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00886G, Paper


Uranium-mediated ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone: a comparative study
Isabell S. R. Karmel, Maxim Khononov, Matthias Tamm and Moris S. Eisen
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01162K, Paper


Graphene decorated with Fe nanoclusters for improving the hydrogen sorption kinetics of MgH2 – experimental and theoretical evidence
M. Sterlin Leo Hudson, Keisuke Takahashi, A. Ramesh, Seema Awasthi, Ashish Kumar Ghosh, Ponniah Ravindran and Onkar Nath Srivastava
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01016K, Paper


Ru/TiO2-catalysed hydrogenation of xylose: the role of the crystal structure of the support
Carlos Hernandez-Mejia, Edwin S. Gnanakumar, Alma Olivos-Suarez, Jorge Gascon, Heather F. Greer, Wuzong Zhou, Gadi Rothenberg and N. Raveendran Shiju
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01005E, Paper


Aqueous-phase reforming of crude glycerol: effect of impurities on hydrogen production
Dilek A. Boga, Fang Liu, Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx and Bert M. Weckhuysen
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01711K, Paper


Highly crystalline vanadium phosphate catalysts synthesized using poly(acrylic acid-co-maleic acid) as a structure directing agent
Mosaed Alhumaimess, Zhongjie Lin, Nicholas F. Dummer, Stuart H. Taylor, Graham J. Hutchings and Jonathan K. Bartley
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01260K, Paper


Development of a post-synthetic method for tuning the Al content of OSDA-free Beta as a catalyst for conversion of methanol to olefins
Ryoichi Otomo, Ulrich Müller, Mathias Feyen, Bilge Yilmaz, Xiangju Meng, Feng-Shou Xiao, Hermann Gies, Xinhe Bao, Weiping Zhang, Dirk De Vos and Toshiyuki Yokoi
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00944H, Paper


In situ spectroscopic investigations of MoOx/Fe2O3 catalysts for the selective oxidation of methanol
Catherine Brookes, Michael Bowker, Emma K. Gibson, Diego Gianolio, Khaled M. H. Mohammed, Stephen Parry, Scott M. Rogers, Ian P. Silverwood and Peter P. Wells
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01175B, Paper


Dynamic evolution of specific catalytic sites on Pt nanoparticles
Hector Barron, George Opletal, Richard D. Tilley and Amanda S. Barnard
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01205H, Paper


Enhancing internal mass transport in Fischer–Tropsch catalyst layers utilizing transport pores
Henning Becker, Robert Güttel and Thomas Turek
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00957J, Paper


Shaping up operando spectroscopy: Raman characterization of a working honeycomb monolith
S. B. Rasmussen, R. López-Medina, R. Portela, E. Mikolajska, M. Daturi, P. Ávila and M. A. Bañares
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015,5, 4942-4945
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01375E, Communication


Effects of La-doping on charge separation behavior of ZnO:GaN for its enhanced photocatalytic performance
Yansong Zhou, Gang Chen, Yaoguang Yu, Lichen Zhao, Qilin Yu and Qiang He
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01193K, Paper


Continuous flow hydrogenation of nitroarenes, azides and alkenes using maghemite–Pd nanocomposites
Anuj K. Rathi, Manoj B. Gawande, Vaclav Ranc, Jiri Pechousek, Martin Petr, Klara Cepe, Rajender S. Varma and Radek Zboril
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY00956A, Paper


Theoretical insight on reactivity trends in CO2 electroreduction across transition metals
Sneha A. Akhade, Wenjia Luo, Xiaowa Nie, Aravind Asthagiri and Michael J. Janik
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01339A, Paper


Bifunctional hybrid catalysts derived from Cu/Zn-based nanoparticles for single-step dimethyl ether synthesis
M. Gentzen, W. Habicht, D. E. Doronkin, J.-D. Grunwaldt, J. Sauer and S. Behrens
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01043H, Paper


Structural effects of two-dimensional perovskite Ca2Nb2TaO10− nanosheets for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Kazuhiko Maeda and Miharu Eguchi
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01246E, Paper


Niobium phytate prepared from phytic acid and NbCl5: a highly efficient and heterogeneous acid catalyst
Zhimin Xue, Yuwei Zhang, Guofeng Li, Jinfang Wang, Wancheng Zhao and Tiancheng Mu
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01123J, Paper


Nickel sulfides for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution under alkaline conditions: a case study of crystalline NiS, NiS2, and Ni3S2 nanoparticles
Nan Jiang, Qing Tang, Meili Sheng, Bo You, De-en Jiang and Yujie Sun
Journal Article
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01111F, Paper

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New Associate Editor – Jennifer Love

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jennifer Love as new Associate Editor for Catalysis Science &Technology

Jennifer Love obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1994 and her PhD from Stanford University in 2000. After postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, she began her independent career at the University of British Columbia in 2003. Her research interests span organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry with a focus on developing new homogeneous catalytic transformations, mechanistic analysis, catalyst design and synthesis.

Read a selection of Jennifer’s papers – free to access until 15th June 2015:

Synthesis and reactivity of 2-azametallacyclobutanes, Alexander Dauth and Jennifer A. Love, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 7782-7791, DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30639E

Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules, Addison N. Desnoyer, Alexander Dauth, Brian O. Patrick and Jennifer A. Love, Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 30-33, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52569D

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Sustainable Catalytic Conversions of Renewable Substrates – SuBiCat II symposium

On 2nd March 2015, Catalysis Science and Technology Associate Editor, Professor Paul Kamer, hosted the SuBiCat II symposium at the University of St. Andrews. SuBiCat is an international training network that aims to provide expertise and drive changes that will allow chemicals to be produced with minimal chemical waste in all-catalytic, low energy, multi-step production methods exclusively from renewable resources.

Catalysis Science and Technology was pleased to sponsor this excellent event which was well attended by the catalysis community, including a number of members of the board. Editor-in-Chief, Professor Piet van Leeuwen, gave the opening talk on “Ligand effects in nanoparticle catalysis”, this was followed by contributions from Associate Editors Professor Ding Ma and Professor Javier Perez-Ramirez and Editorial Board members David Jackson and Christian Bruneau.

Pictured: Professor Paul Kamer opening the symposium, Professor Christian Bruneau and Professor Piet van Leeuwen.

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Change in instructions to authors for Communication articles

To ensure that Communications articles published in Catalysis Science and Technology are succinctly communicating the most novel and urgent research, we have recently altered the criteria for publishing Communications. As of 21st April 2015, two additional criteria must be satisfied upon submission:

1)      Manuscript submissions should be a maximum of four printed journal pages and must be submitted using the template available on our website.

2)      Submissions must be accompanied by a statement that outlines:

  • The significance and novelty (what are the key advances made in the article)
  • The interest to the catalysis community
  • Details of why rapid publication is warranted

Please click for further details on these changes or to access a Communication template.

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HOT articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

Take a look at the selection which are free to read for a short time:

Synergistic catalysis-induced ring-opening reactions of 2-substituted 3,4-dihydropyrans with α-oxoketene dithioacetals
Changhui Liu, Amir Taheri, Bingbing Lai and Yanlong Gu  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01212G, Paper

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Photocatalytic hydrogen generation from water reduction using orchestrated photosensitizers
Shu-Cheng Yang, Gang Chang, Guan-Jun Yang, Yan-Jie Wang and Baizeng Fang  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01112K, Paper


Production of alcohols via hydroformylation
Galina Morales Torres, Robin Frauenlob, Robert Franke and Armin Börner  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01131G, Minireview

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CoCuAl layered double hydroxides – efficient solid catalysts for the preparation of industrially important fatty epoxides
Sivashunmugam Sankaranarayanan, Ankita Sharma and Kannan Srinivasan  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01138D, Paper


Partial hydrogenation of acetylene over a NiTi-layered double hydroxide supported PdAg catalyst
Y. N. Liu, J. T. Feng, Y. F. He, J. H. Sun and D. Q. Li  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01160K, Paper

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Washcoating of cordierite honeycomb with vanadia–tungsta–titania mixed oxides for selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3
Bo Liu, Jun Du, Xiaowei Lv, Yue Qiu and Changyuan Tao  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01179A, Paper


Synthesis, characterization and catalytic performances of Cu- and Mn-containing ordered mesoporous carbons for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3
Feifei Cao, Jinghuan Chen, Changlei Lyu, Mingjiang Ni, Xiang Gao and Kefa Cen  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01221F, Paper


Catalysis at the sub-nanoscale: complex CO oxidation chemistry on a few Au atoms
Nima Nikbin, Natalie Austin, Dionisios G. Vlachos, Michail Stamatakis and Giannis Mpourmpakis  
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01295J, Paper

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HOT articles in Catalysis Science & Technology

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Stable and selective electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to ethylene on copper mesocrystals
Chung Shou Chen, Albertus D. Handoko, Jane Hui Wan, Liang Ma, Dan Ren and Boon Siang Yeo
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00906A, Paper

Mechanistic insights into the Nb2O5 and niobium phosphate catalyzed in situ condensation of a fluorescent halochromic assembly Stefania Impellizzeri,
Sabrina Simoncelli, Chiara Fasciani, M. Luisa Marin, Geniece L. Hallett-Tapley, Gregory K. Hodgson and Juan C. Scaiano
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00703D, Paper

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The selective addition of water
Verena Resch and Ulf Hanefeld
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00692E, Perspective

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Nitrobenzene reduction catalyzed by carbon: does the reaction really belong to carbocatalysis?
Shuchang Wu, Guodong Wen, Jia Wang, Junfeng Rong, Baoning Zong, Robert Schlögl and Dang Sheng Su
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00811A, Communication

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The synthesis of pyrroles via acceptorless dehydrogenative condensation of secondary alcohols and 1,2-amino alcohols mediated by a robust and reusable catalyst based on nanometer-sized iridium particles
Daniel Forberg, Johannes Obenauf, Martin Friedrich, Sven-Martin Hühne, Werner Mader, Günter Motz and Rhett Kempe
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01018C, Communication

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Semiconductor-based photocatalysts and photoelectrochemical cells for solar fuel generation: a review
Jiangtian Li and Nianqiang Wu
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00974F, Perspective

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Synergistic effect of PtSe2 and graphene sheets supported by TiO2 as cocatalysts synthesized via microwave techniques for improved photocatalytic activity
Kefayat Ullah, Shu Ye, Zhu Lei, Kwang-Yeon Cho and Won-Chun Oh
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00886C, Paper

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One-pot synthesis of (R)-2-acetoxy-1-indanone from 1,2-indanedione combining metal catalyzed hydrogenation and chemoenzymatic dynamic kinetic resolution
Otto Långvik, Thomas Sandberg, Johan Wärnå, Dmitry Yu. Murzin and Reko Leino
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01099J, Paper

C4CY01099J GA

Bottom-up approach to engineer two covalent porphyrinic frameworks as effective catalysts for selective oxidation
Weijie Zhang, Pingping Jiang, Ying Wang, Jian Zhang and Pingbo Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00969J, Communication

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Electrochemically dealloyed platinum with hierarchical pore structure as highly active catalytic coating
Ralph Kraehnert, Erik Ortel, Benjamin Paul, Bjoern Eckhardt, Michael Kanis, Ran Liu and Antonia Antoniou
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00851K, Paper

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Isotopic probes for ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis
Justin A. M. Lummiss, Adrian G. G. Botti and Deryn E. Fogg
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01118J, Paper
From themed collection Mechanistic Studies in Catalysis

Molybdenum blue nano-rings: an effective catalyst for the partial oxidation of cyclohexane
Xi Liu, Marco Conte, Weihao Weng, Qian He, Robert L. Jenkins, Masashi Watanabe, David J. Morgan, David W. Knight, Damien M. Murphy, Keith Whiston, Christopher J. Kiely and Graham J. Hutchings
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01213E, Paper

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