Magnetically Recoverable Catalysts: Magnetic Separation and Beyond

255th ACS National Meeting: Symposium of the CATL division

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be taking place in New Orleans, LA, USA between 18–22 March 2018. By attracting thousands of chemical professionals, the meeting provides excellent opportunities for people to share their passion for chemistry and advance their career in this ever-changing global economy.

There will be a symposium entitled ‘Magnetically Recoverable Catalysts: Magnetic Separation and Beyond’.

Magnetically recoverable catalysts have received considerable attention. Because they offer an avenue to separate catalysts from reaction medium using magnetic field, they allow more environmentally friendly processes, conservation of energy, and thus cheaper target products. However, they offer benefits largely beyond the simple separation capability. For instance, magnetic nanoparticles have been used to enhance reaction rates via local heating by induction. Also they offer an avenue to explore the catalytic performance of magnetic materials, including Fe, Ni, and Co-based ones either alone or in conjunction to other catalytic species, homogeneous or heterogeneous, with which they may interact synergistically. Finally the study of magnetic nano and microparticles has led to exciting research concerned with the understanding of magnetic materials redox chemistry and corrosion at the nanoscale in order to afford robust and industrially relevant catalysts.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Synthesis and characterization of magnetically recoverable catalysts
  2. Passivation of nanoparticles to avoid interference with catalysis
  3. Enhancement of catalytic activity or a change of the reaction mechanism due to the influence of magnetic nanoparticles

Catalysis Science & Technology is pleased to support the symposium and provide poster prizes.

Registration for the event is now open.

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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

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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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13th European Congress on Catalysis

The 13th biannual European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT 2017) will take place in Florence, Italy at the Palazzo dei Congressi between 27-31 August 2017. The conference will focus on the crucial roles of catalysis science and technology in enabling a sustainable future.

Royal Society of Chemistry journals Catalysis Science & Technology, Green Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics and Sustainable Energy & Fuels will be supporting the conference, each offering poster prizes for the best poster submissions.

Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor Regina Palkovits will be present as a keynote speaker at the event, as well as Advisory Board members Avelino Corma and Bruce Gates and Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Rafael Luque.

Registration for the event closes on 31 July 2017.

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UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC) 2018

Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be 22 September 2017.

Catalysis Science & Technology is pleased to support the fourth UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC) taking place between 3-5 January 2018 at Holywell Park, Loughborough. The journal will be awarding poster prizes for the winning abstract submissions.

The scientific program for the event will be focused around:

  • Organo/Biocatalysis
  • RSC Surface Reactivity & Catalysis Group/Applied Catalysis Group
  • IChemE Catalysis Specialist Interest Group
  • RSC Dalton Division

The meeting will provide an opportunity for catalytic scientists and engineers from across the UK’s academic and industrial communities to interact and network over the whole spectrum of Catalysis ranging from Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Homogenous catalysis and Heterogeneous catalysis. Plenary speakers for the 2018 edition are:

Prof. Adrian Mulholland
Bristol University, UK
Prof. Louise Olsson
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Karen Wilson
Aston University, UK
Dr Moniek Tromp
University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

The final deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be 22 September 2017.

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4th International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries

The 4th International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (CatBior 2017) will take place between 11-15 December 2017 at Université Lyon 2 in Lyon, France.

The fourth edition of CatBior will address the main issues in the dynamic field of catalysis for biorefineries, in fundamental and applied catalysis researches for biomass transformation. Special emphasis will be placed on the utilization of lignocellulosic or algal biomass and non-edible vegetable oils, which do not compete with food. It will be focused on the use of sustainable catalytic methodologies, heterogeneous and homogeneous, including hybrid or dual catalysis.

The international committee features several Green Chemistry Advisory Board members, including: Fabrizio CavaniAvelino CormaJames DumesicRegina Palkovits and Keiichi Tomishige. Professor Cavani is also confirmed as a keynote speaker.

Catalysis Science & Technology will be awarding a £100 book voucher prize for the winning poster abstract.

The deadline for early registration is 15 September 2017.

Registration for the event closes 27 November 2017.

For more information, please visit catbior2017.univ-lyon1.fr/en.

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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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Registration for the 25th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society is now open!

The 25th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society will be held 4th-9th June 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. This biennial meeting is widely recognized as the premier topical conference for matters related to heterogeneous catalysis, while also including broad coverage of homogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

 

 

For more information contact: info@nam25.org

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FineCat 2017: Great symposium at Royal Palace

Jointly organized by Italy’s Research Council and Palermo’s University, the 6th edition of the “FineCat – Symposium on heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemicals” was held in Sicily’s Royal Palace in Palermo on April 5th.

Gideon Grader at FineCat017 (Palermo, 5 April 2017)The scientific works (watch the video) were opened by Professor Gideon Grader, a Professor of chemical engineering at Haifa’s Technion where he leads the University’s energy program.

In an inspirational lecture Professor Grader discussed the mechanisms discovered by his group to create the unique mesoporous core-shell architecture of nanostructured materials with multifunctional, specific properties – an highly desirable finding which facilitates new possibilities and applications in all fields of catalysis due to the combination of high surface to volume ratio and low mass transfer resistance to and from the catalytic sites.

Heidelberg University’s organic chemistry Professor A. Stephen K. Hashmi, gave a fascinating lecture on new aspects of gold catalysis applied to the synthesis of a variety of functional products. Professor Hashmi described the latest findings concerning the new synthetic methods to access both gold(I) and gold(III) catalytic species, the identification of highly reactive catalysts, and the development of gold-catalyzed reactions including additions to allenes and alkenes, benzannulations, cycloisomerization, rearrangement as well as oxidation and reduction reactions.

Already used for the production of bulk chemicals, gold catalysis is poised to be introduced in the production of the basic ingredients of a wide variety of valued added products ranging from pharmaceuticals through liquid crystals and organic light emitting diodes (OLED) for computer, TV and mobile phone screens.

Raed Abu-REziq at FineCat017 (Palermo, 5 April 2017)Professor Raed Abu-Reziq, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, presented the results of his team concerning the development of new nanostructured materials, nano- and microreactors as platforms for heterogeneous catalysis. He showed how advanced sol-gel processing nanochemistry can be used to encapsulate, for example, ionic liquids and convert them from liquid to solid state.

Catalytic microreactors, he explained, have a potential to bridge between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis by the microencapsulation of catalyst dissolved or dispersed in non-volatile phase such as a ionic liquid.

Francesco Parrino, a post-doctoral researcher in the Schiavello-Grillone research group of Palermo’s University, presented the new results obtained in photocatalytic bromine synthesis. An eco-friendly and economic process capable to replace current industrial production via oxidation of bromide ions using gaseous chlorine is highly desirable, he explained opening his presentation.

Giuseppe Bagnato, a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, presented posters in the field of catalytic membrane reactor technology which he is now working to integrate in biorefinery.

His poster entitled “Hydrogenation of Bio-Oil: A Thermodynamic Study ” was awarded the best poster presentation prize – an online subscription to Catalysis Science & Technology, the RSC flagship catalysis journal with which the organisers of FineCat have partnered since the first edition of the Symposium in 2012.

Giuseppe was presented with a certificate signed by the journal’s Executive Editor, Dr Anna Simpson.

A full report of the conference proceedings can be found here.

The 7th edition of FineCat will be held in Sicily on 8th April 2018.

 

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