Catalysis Science & Technology: Editor’s Choice November 2020

Associate Editor Tetsuya Shishido has selected some outstanding recent research from Catalysis Science & Technology to share with you. Read now for free until 17th February 2021.

Tetsuya ShishidoTetsuya Shishido received his PhD at Hokkaido University in 1997 for fundamental research on acid-base catalysis. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Hiroshima University in 1997, carrying out research on supported metal catalysts for energy innovation, for example methane to hydrogen, and then moved to the Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University in 2005. 

In 2013, he was promoted to full Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University. His research focuses on heterogeneous catalysis, in particular, catalysis by metallic nanoparticles or metal oxides on supports. He also works on in situ spectroscopic methods to elucidate the reaction mechanism on heterogeneous catalysts at the molecular level.

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Paper

Mechanistic Insights into the Selective Oxidation of 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural over Silver-based Catalysts

Schade, Oliver; Gaur, Abhijeet; Zimina, Anna; Saraci, Erisa; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 5036-5047. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00878H

 

Paper 

Selective hydrogen production from formic acid decomposition over Mo carbides supported on carbon materials

Carrales-Alvarado, Damarys; Dongil, Ana Belén; Fernández-Morales, José; Fernández-García, Marcos; Guerrero-Ruiz, A.; Rodriguez-Ramos, I.

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 6790-6799. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01088J

 

Paper 

Steam reforming of formaldehyde for generating hydrogen and coproducing carbon nanotubes for enhanced photosynthesis

Jin, Qijie; Wang, Aodi; Lu, Bingxu; Xu, Xin; Shen, Yuesong; Zeng, Yanwei

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 4436-4447. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00843E

 

Paper 

Tuning the oxygen release properties of CeO2-based catalysts by metal–support interactions for improved gasoline soot combustion

Ashikaga, Ryota; Murata, Kazumasa; Ito, Tetsuya; Yamamoto, Yuta; Arai, Shigeo; Satsuma, Atsushi

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 7177-7185. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01294G

 

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Selective catalytic oxidation of NH3 over noble metal-based catalysts: state of the art and future prospects

Lan, Tianwei; Zhao, Yufei; Deng, Jiang; Zhang, Jianping; Shi, Li-Yi; Zhang, Dengsong

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 5792-5810. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01137A

 

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Welcoming Núria López as Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Núria López as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor.

Núria López, Institut Català d’Investigació Quimíca, Spain

Nuria LopezNúria López graduated in Chemistry (1999) and got her Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain (1995). As a postdoctoral researcher, she joined the Center for Atomic-scale Materials Physics led by Prof. Jens K. Nørskov (Denmark). In 2005 she started her independent career at ICIQ. Her research group focuses on the theoretical research in heterogeneous photo-electro-catalysis.

Prof. López has co-authored over 200 scientific publications. In 2010 she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2010) and then an ERC Proof-of-concept (2015) by the European Research Council. She was awarded a “Prize for Excellence” by the Real Sociedad Española de Química in 2015. She has collaborated with several industries in Europe to leverage atomistic modelling, participated in 9 EU projects and served in several committees in the European Union, including the most important supercomputing initiatives in Europe (where she was Chair of PRACE‘s Scientific Steering Committee).

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Núria López will provide her expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Theoretical catalysis
  • Computational catalysis
  • Theoretical methods in heterogeneous photo-electro-catalysis

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor López now: click here to submit.

 

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Welcoming new Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors: Bin Liu & Andrew Weller

We are delighted to welcome Professor Bin Liu and Professor Andrew Weller as our newest Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editors.

Bin LiuBin Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Bin received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honours) and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2011. Thereafter, he moved to University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Chemistry during 2011 – 2012, before joining School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Bin Liu will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Electrocatalysis
  • Energy conversion
  • Operando in situ methods

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Liu now: click here to submit.

 

Andrew Weller, University of York, UK

Andrew Weller is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of York, UK. Prior to this he was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford for 13 years. He moved to Oxford in 2007, after starting his independent career at the University Bath in 1999 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He is currently a holder of an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, and was recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Frankland and Dalton Transactions European Lectureship awards.

His research focus is on the organometallic chemistry of the transition metals and homogeneous catalysis. In particular, he develops organometallic complexes that are “operationally unsaturated”, that lead to highly efficient, selective, catalysts for a wide variety of important bond activation processes in both solution and single-crystalline phases.

As a Catalysis Science & Technology Associate Editor, Professor Andrew Weller will provide his expertise in particular in the fields of:

  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • C–H, B–H and C–C activation

Send your best catalysis science and technology work in these areas to Professor Weller now: click here to submit.

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice: Chris Williams

Associate Editor Chris Williams has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 19th September 2020.

Chris WilliamsProfessor Williams received a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1993 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1997. Following a post doctoral appointment in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department at Oxford University, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and is currently a Professor. His research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science, with a particular emphases on studying solid-liquid catalytic interfaces with in-situ/operando spectroscopy and developing novel synthetic approaches to producing bimetallic catalysts for a variety of applications.

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Paper
A dinuclear iron complex as an efficient electrocatalyst for homogeneous water oxidation reaction
Karim, Suhana; Chakraborty, Aratrika; Samanta, Debabrata; Zangrando, Ennio; Ghosh, Totan; Das, Debasis
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2830-2837. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00011F

Paper
Stability of the ketyl radical as a descriptor in the electrochemical coupling of benzaldehyde
Anibal, Jacob; Malkani, Arnav; Xu, Bingjun
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 3181-3194. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00282H

Paper
Localized catalysis driven by the induction heating of magnetic nanoparticles
Yassine, Sarah; Fatfat, Zaynab; Darwish, Ghinwa; Karam, Pierre
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00439A

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New analytical tools for advanced mechanistic studies in catalysis: photoionization and photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy
Hemberger, Patrick; van Bokhoven, Jeroen; Perez-Ramirez, Javier; Bodi, Andras
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1975-1990. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02587A

Paper
Number and intrinsic activity of cobalt surface sites in platinum promoted zeolite catalysts for carbon monoxide hydrogenation
Carvalho, Alexandre; Ordomsky, Vitaly; Marcilio, Nilson; Khodakov, Andrei
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2137-2144. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02421B

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice

Associate Editor Jinhua Ye has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 18th August 2020.

Jinhua YeJinhua 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.

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Paper
980 nm NIR light driven overall water splitting over a combined CdS–RGO–NaYF4–Yb3+/Er3+ photocatalyst
Gao, Wei; Wu, Yuqi; Lu, Gongxuan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2389-2397. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00256A

Communication
A PMMA-based heterogeneous photocatalyst for visible light-promoted [4 + 2] cycloaddition
Huber, Niklas; Li, Run; Ferguson, Calum; Gehrig, Dominik; Ramanan, Charusheela; Blom, Paul; Landfester, Katharina; Zhang, Kai
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2092-2099. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00016G

Paper
An atomic insight into BiOBr/La2Ti2O7 p–n heterojunctions: interfacial charge transfer pathway and photocatalysis mechanism
Wu, Huizhong; Chen, Ruimin; Wang, Hong; Cui, Wen; Li, Jieyuan; Wang, Jiadong; Yuan, Chaowei; Zhuo, Lin; Zhang, Yuxin; Dong, Fan
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 826-834. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02230A

Paper
Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over nickel cobalt bimetallic phosphate anchored graphitic carbon nitrides by regulation of d-band electronic structure
Zhang, Yuanzheng; Dai, Yunrong; Yin, Lifeng; Li, Huihui; Chen, Xiang; Chen, Bin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00556H

Paper
Tunable surface modification of a hematite photoanode by a Co(salen)-based cocatalyst for boosting photoelectrochemical performance
Wang, Ruiling; Kuwahara, Yasutaka; Mori, Kohsuke; Bu, Yuyu; Yamashita, Hiromi
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1714-1723. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02481F

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice

Will MedlinAssociate Editor Will Medlin has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read now for free until 6th August 2020.

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.

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Paper
Direct Observation of Chemical Origins in Crystalline (NixCo1-x)2B Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts
Xinzhi, Ma; Zhao, Kaixin; Sun, Yu; Wang, Yue; Yan, Feng; Zhang, Xitian; Chen, Yu-Jin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 2165-2172. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00099J

Paper
Facile synthesis of a Ru dispersed N-doped carbon framework catalyst for electrochemical nitrogen reduction
Zhang, Ziqi; Yao, Kaida; Cong, Linchuan; Yu, Zhuochen; Qu, Lina; Huang, Weimin
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1336-1342. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02500F

Paper
How Coverage Influences Thermodynamic and Kinetic Isotope Effects for H2/D2 Dissociative Adsorption on Transition Metals
Chen, Benjamin; Mavrikakis, Manos
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 671-689. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY02338K

Paper
Importance of the decoration in shaped cobalt nanoparticles in the acceptor-less secondary alcohol dehydrogenation
Kaźmierczak, Kamila; Ramamoorthy, Raj Kumar; Moisset, Arthur; Viau, Guillaume; Viola, Arnaud; Giraud, Marion; Peron, Jennifer; Sicard, Lorette; Piquemal, Jean-Yves; Besson, Michele; Perret, Noémie; Michel, Carine
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00390E

Communication
Reductant composition influences the coordination of atomically dispersed Rh on anatase TiO2
Asokan, Chithra; Thang, Ho; Pacchioni, Gianfranco; Christopher, Phillip
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2020, 10, 1597-1601. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00146E

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11th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis

University of Manchester6th – 9th September 2020, Manchester, UK

The ICEC, which was first held in Pisa in 1995 has had a major influence on the development of catalytic solutions to address global environment issues such as air and water pollution, green synthesis and more efficient use of energy. It was last held in the UK in Belfast in 2008 and we welcome colleagues from around the world back to the UK to participate in this conference and exchange research to further our knowledge and impact of environmental catalysis. As with previous conferences, it will consist of a number of plenary talks coupled with parallel oral and poster sessions.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Tim Bugg – Bacterial Enzymes for Lignin Degradation
  • Alessandra Quadrelli – Surface Organometallic Chemistry on MOFs, POPs and Inorganic Oxides for CO2 and N2 Reduction: En route to Renewable Energies Storage
  • Enrico Tronconi – The NH3-SCR Redox Cycle over Cu-CHA: Insights from Transient Response Methods

Register now! http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/icec2020/registration/

Source of information: http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/icec2020/

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Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Catalysis Science & Technology in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Prof. Krijn de Jong, Utrecht University, ORCID: 0000-0002-9773-8110

Prof. Arjan Kleij, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, ORCID: 0000-0002-7402-4764

Dr Jinzhu Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0003-1878-0669

Dr Cecilia Mondelli, ETH Zurich, ORCID: 0000-0003-3917-6794

Prof. Eun Duck Park, Ajou University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5959-1982

Dr Yasuhiro Shiraishi, Osaka University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1812-0644

Dr Balaram Takale, UC Santa Barbara, ORCID: 0000-0001-8279-944X

Prof. Yuechang Wei, China University of Petroleum, ORCID: 0000-0002-1516-5778

Prof. Mingyang Xing, East China University of Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-0518-2849

Prof. Youzhu Yuan, Xiamen University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1668-9984

We would also like to thank the Catalysis Science & Technology board and the catalysis community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice: Yong Cao Selects Outstanding Articles. Read Now for Free

Associate Editor Yong Cao has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read them now for free until the end of February 2020!

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.

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Paper
Effect of perimeter interface length between 2D WO3 monolayer domain and γ-Al2O3 on selective hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol
Takeshi Aihara, Hiroki Miura and Tetsuya Shishido
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 5359-5367. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY01385G

Paper
Highly selective CO removal by sorption enhanced Boudouard reaction for hydrogen production
Kumar R. Rout, María V. Gil and De Chen
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 4100-4107. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00851A

Paper
Direct production of aromatics from syngas over a hybrid FeMn Fischer–Tropsch catalyst and HZSM-5 zeolite: local environment effect and mechanism-directed tuning of the aromatic selectivity
Ting Wang, Yuebing Xu, Chengming Shi, Feng Jiang, Bing Liu and Xiaohao Liu
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3933-3946. DOI: 10.1039/ C9CY00750D

Paper
Engineering of highly active Au/Pd supported on hydrogenated urchin-like yolk@shell TiO2 for visible light photocatalytic Suzuki coupling
Sahar Rohani, Abolfazl Ziarati, Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, Alireza Badiei and Thomas Burgi
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3820-3827. DOI: 10.1039/ C9CY00798A

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Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice: Paul Kamer Selects Outstanding Articles. Read Now for Free

Associate Editor Paul Kamer has selected some outstanding research to share with you from Catalysis Science & Technology. Read them now for free until the end of December 2019!

Paul Kamer obtained a degree in biochemistry at the University of Amsterdam and did his PhD in physical organic chemistry at the University of Utrecht. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) he carried out postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Leiden. He was appointed Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and full Professor of homogeneous catalysis in 2005. In 2005 he received a Marie Curie Excellence Grant and moved to the University of St Andrews. His current research interests are (asymmetric) homogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis, combinatorial synthesis, and artificial metalloenzymes. In 2017 he moved to the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock..

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Paper
Selective production of aromatics from CO2
Yuebing Xu, Chengming Shi, Bing Liu, Ting Wang, Jiao Zheng, Wenping Li, Dapeng Liu and Xiaohao Liu
Catal.Sci.Technol., 2019, 9, 593-610. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY02024H

Paper
Selective synthesis of 4-hydroxyisophorone and 4-ketoisophorone by fungal peroxygenases
Carmen Aranda, Martí Municoy, Víctor Guallar, Jan Kiebist, Katrin Scheibner, René Ullrich, José C. del Río, Martin Hofrichter, Angel T. Martínez and Ana Gutiérrez
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 1398-1405. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY02114G

Paper
Ni(I)–Ni(III) cycle in Buchwald–Hartwig amination of aryl bromide mediated by NHC-ligated Ni(I) complexes
Takahiro Inatomi, Yukino Fukahori, Yuji Yamada, Ryuta Ishikawa, Shinji Kanegawa, Yuji Koga and Kouki Matsubara
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 1784-1793. DOI: 10.1039/C8CY02427H

Paper
H/D exchange in N-heterocycles catalysed by an NHC-supported ruthenium complex
V Hung Mai, Oleg B. Gadzhiev, Stanislav K. Ignatovb and Georgii I. Nikonov
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, 9, 3398-3407. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00561G

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