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RSC Poster Prize winners at EUROPACAT 2017

The 13th biannual European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT 2017) took place in Florence between the 27-31 August 2017. The Royal Society of Chemistry journals Catalysis Science & TechnologyGreen ChemistryPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics and Sustainable Energy & Fuels supported the conference, each offering a poster prize for the best poster submissions. The winners of the these prizes were:

  • Catalysis Science & Technology

Werner Oberhauser: [P2.140] “Highly chemoselective dihydroxyacetone conversion to ethyl lactate by a montmorillonite-supported Pt(II)-diphosphane complex”

  • Green Chemistry

Hae Gu Park: [P1.056] “Ni based Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane: Effect of Calcination Temperature on Coke Formation and Mechanical Strength”

  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Noelia Barrabes: [P3.278] “Stability and reactivity studies on Au38(SR)24 clusters supported on oxides: pretreatment effect and catalytic activity in oxidation reactions”

  • Sustainable Energy & Fuels

Gino Heremans: [P1.195] “Earth abundant catalysts and anion exchange membrane for vapor based water splitting”

Our congratulations to all of the winners!

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Catalysis Science & Technology’s Impact Factor rises to 5.773

Catalysis Science & Technology is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor has increased to 5.773*.

Catalysis Science & Technology is dedicated to publishing the highest impact articles reporting cutting-edge developments across the catalysis science community. The journal places equal focus on publications from the heterogeneous, homogeneous, organocatalysis and biocatalysis communities, containing a balanced mix of fundamental, technology-oriented, experimental and computational original research and reviews, thus appealing to both academic and industrial scientists.

Led by Editor-in-chief Piet van Leeuwen (Université de Toulouse), our dedicated international team of Associate Editors will handle your work on new catalytic discoveries and welcome urgent Communications & high quality Papers, as well as authoritative Perspectives and Mini-reviews. The broad scope and interdisciplinary nature of the research published in the journal, coupled with rigorous peer review and rapid times to publication of 57 days** from receipt to acceptance, ensures your work will quickly attract the attention it deserves.

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers and Editorial & Advisory Board members for their continued support in making the journal a success.

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2016 Impact Factors* here.

*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 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2016 average

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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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FineCat 2017: Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals

The 6th FineCat Symposium will take place in Palermo, Italy, 5th April 2017.

Established in 2012, following publication of the Catalysis Science & Technology themed issue “Heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals“, the FineCat Symposium is jointly organised by the Institute of Nanostructured Materials of Italy’s Research Council (CNR) and by Palermo’s University DEIM Department.

Invited Speakers:

A. Stephen K. Hashmi,
New Aspects of Gold Catalysis
Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Gideon Grader, Mesoporous Ceramic Nanofibers for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Chemical Engineering Department, Technion, Israel

Raed Abu-Reziq, Nanostructured Materials, Nano-and Microreactors as Platforms for Heterogeneous Catalysis
The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Catalysis Science & Technology will be providing prizes for the poster competition. The winners will be receiving a free one-year subscription to Catalysis Science & Technology. There is still time to register, so don’t miss your chance to attend!

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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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