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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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Catalysis Science & Technology’s latest Impact Factor: 5.365

Catalysis Science & Technology (CS&T) is pleased to announce its latest Impact Factor is 5.365*.

Catalysis Science & Technology is dedicated to publishing the highest impact articles reporting cutting-edge developments  across the catalysis science community. Original research articles report new catalytic discoveries that are a significant advance on previously published work, bringing conceptual advances, or molecular insights to catalytic processes and systems . The journal places equal focus on publications from the heterogeneous, homogeneous, organocatalysis and biocatalysis communities, 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  welcome urgent Communications, high quality Papers, and 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 55 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.

Find the all the RSC’s journals newly published 2017 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 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters).

**2017 average

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8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII

The Carbon Group of the Portuguese Chemical Society (C@SPQ) cordially invites you to attend the 8th International Symposium on Carbon for Catalysis, CarboCat–VIII, that will take place in Porto, Portugal, on June 26 – 29, 2018.

Following the previous CarboCat meetings held in Lausanne (2004), Saint-Petersburg (2006), Berlin (2008), Dalian (2010), Brixen (2012), Trondheim (2014) and Strasbourg (2016), CarboCat-VIII will be devoted to new developments and fundamental advances on carbon materials (conventional and nanostructured carbons) for catalytic applications.

Catalysis Science & Technology together with Energy & Environmental Science, Materials Horizons and Journal of Materials Chemistry A are delighted to be supporting the event.

Register now!

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Rideal Conference 2018

The UK Catalysis Hub will be hosting the 19th Rideal Conference in Oxfordshire between 26-28 March 2018. The topic of the conference will be “Designing new catalytic processes to address global challenges”. The 19th Rideal Conference will present five oral sessions, each with a specific topic:

  1. Sustainable Catalytic Reaction Engineering
  2. Designing new nanomaterials as effective catalysts
  3. Computational methods for catalysts design
  4. Integrated Chemo/Bio-Catalysis
  5. In situ studies of catalysis

Newly-appointed Catalysis Science & Technology Advisory Board member Evgeny Pidko will be one of the speakers during session 3, “Computational methods for catalysts design”.

Royal Society of Chemistry journals Catalysis Science & Technology, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering will be supporting the event with poster prizes.

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2017 Catalysis Science & Technology HOT Articles collection

This collection showcases all 2017 Catalysis Science and Technology articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor.  Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

Read it here now for free until the end of February 2018

It includes:

Minireview 
Ménage-à-trois: single-atom catalysis, mass spectrometry, and computational chemistry
Helmut Schwarz
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 4302-4314. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02658C

Minireview 
Catalytic application of layered double hydroxide-derived catalysts for the conversion of biomass-derived molecules
Kai Yan, Yuqian Liu, Yiran Lu, Jiajue Chai and Lianpeng Sun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 1622-1645. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00274B

Communication 
Tandem catalytic synthesis of benzene from CO2 and H2
Pengfei Zhu, Jian Sun, Guohui Yang, Guoguo Liu, Peipei Zhang, Yoshiharu Yoneyama and Noritatsu Tsubaki
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 2695-2699. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00842B

Paper 
Electronic and bite angle effects in catalytic C–O bond cleavage of a lignin model compound using ruthenium Xantphos complexes
Luke Shaw, D. M. Upulani K. Somisara, Rebecca C. How, Nicholas J. Westwood, Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Bert M. Weckhuysen and Paul C. J. Kamer
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 619-626. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00518G

Paper 
Activation performance and mechanism of a novel heterogeneous persulfate catalyst: metal–organic framework MIL-53(Fe) with FeII/FeIIImixed-valence coordinatively unsaturated iron center
Mengjie Pu, Yongwen Ma, Jinquan Wan, Yan Wang, Jiumei Wang and Mark L. Brusseau
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 1129-1140. DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02355J

Paper 
Epoxidation of propene using Au/TiO2: on the difference between H2 and CO as a co-reactant
Shamayita Kanungo, Yaqiong Su, M. F. Neira d’Angelo, Jaap C. Schouten and Emiel J. M. Hensen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 2252-2261. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00525C

Paper 
Colloidal Cu/ZnO catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol: investigating catalyst preparation and ligand effects
Sebastian D. Pike, Andrés García-Trenco, Edward R. White, Alice H. M. Leung, Jonathan Weiner, Milo S. P. Shaffer and Charlotte K. Williams
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 3842-3850. DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01191A

We hope you enjoy reading the articles.

Is your research HOT? Our editors are already handpicking the hottest 2018 content for our rolling 2018 Catalysis Science & Technology Hot Articles collection. Submit your work for consideration now.

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Poster prize winners at UKCC 2018!

The fourth UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC 2018) took place in Loughborough between the 3-5 January 2018. Catalysis Science & Technology were delighted to be able to support the event by providing poster prizes.

Congratulations to the prize winners for their winning posters:

Martin Chan – “Chemical Looping Epoxidation of Ethylene”

Arron Deacy – “Heterodinuclear Catalysts of the form LZnMXn for use in Polymerization Catalysis”

Andrew Hall – “Insights into Homogeneous Catalysis by Flow NMR Spectroscopy”

Terri-Louise Hughes – “Total Neutron Scattering of Aromatic Sorbates in ZSM-5”

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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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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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