Reviews in Catalysis

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Over the past year we have published a number of Perspectives and Mini Reviews authored by world-leading scientists and covering all areas of catalysis.  

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Asymmetric organocatalysis
Metal-mediated asymmetric catalysis
Fuel synthesis
Biomimetic and biocatalysis
Zeolitic catalysis

Reviews in asymmetric organocatalysis

Recent advances in asymmetric catalysis with cinchona alkaloid-based primary amines
Lin Jiang and Ying-Chun Chen

Non-covalent immobilization of asymmetric organocatalysts
Long Zhang, Sanzhong Luo and Jin-Pei Cheng 

Organocatalytic asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of imines
Johannes G. de Vries and Nataša Mršić

Asymmetric organocatalytic reactions by bifunctional amine-thioureas
Woon-Yew Siau and Jian Wang

Efficient organocatalysts derived from simple chiral acyclic amino acids in asymmetric catalysis
Zhuo Chai and Gang Zhao

Recent advances in organocatalytic asymmetric Michael reactions
Yong Zhang and Wei Wang

Organocatalytic enantioselective methodologies using Morita–Baylis–Hillman carbonates and acetates
Ramon Rios


Reviews in metal-mediated asymmetric catalysis

Selectivity via catalyst or substrate control in catalytic asymmetric transformations of bifunctional symmetrical substrates
David S. Glueck

An overview of chiral molybdenum complexes applied in enantioselective catalysis
José Angel Brito, Beatriz Royo and Montserrat Gómez

Asymmetric catalysis using iron complexes – ‘Ruthenium Lite’?
Muftah Darwish and Martin Wills


Reviews in fuel synthesis

Towards near zero-sulfur liquid fuels: a perspective review
Barbara Pawelec, Rufino M. Navarro, José Miguel Campos-Martin and José L. G. Fierro

Heterogeneous catalysis of the glycerol hydrogenolysisCatalysing fuel production
Yoshinao Nakagawa and Keiichi Tomishige

The main catalytic challenges in GTL (gas-to-liquids) processes
Eduardo Falabella Sousa-Aguiar, Fabio Bellot Noronha and Arnaldo Faro, Jr.

Chemocatalytic conversion of cellulose: opportunities, advances and pitfalls
Jan A. Geboers, Stijn Van de Vyver, Roselinde Ooms, Beau Op de Beeck, Pierre A. Jacobs and Bert F. Sels

Structure sensitivity of the Fischer–Tropsch reaction; molecular kinetics simulations
Rutger A. van Santen, Mohammed Minhaj Ghouri, Sharan Shetty and Emiel M. H. Hensen

Organometallic hydrogen transfer and dehydrogenation catalysts for the conversion of bio-renewable alcohols
Andrew C. Marr

Rational design of heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel synthesis
Karen Wilson and Adam F. Lee

Conversion of lignocellulose into renewable chemicals by heterogeneous catalysis
Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Ohta and Atsushi Fukuoka


Reviews in nanocatalysis

Superparamagnetic nanoparticles for asymmetric catalysis—a perfect match
Kalluri V. S. Ranganath and Frank Glorius

Unique catalytic features of Ag nanoclusters for selective NOx reduction and green chemical reactions
Kenichi Shimizu, Kyoichi Sawabe and Atsushi Satsuma

Nanokinetics for nanocatalysis
Dmitry Yu. Murzin

Studying Fischer–Tropsch catalysts using transmission electron microscopy and model systems of nanoparticles on planar supports
P. C. Thüne, C. J. Weststrate, P. Moodley, A. M. Saib, J. van de Loosdrecht, J. T. Miller and J. W. Niemantsverdriet


Reviews in biomimetic and biocatalysis

Enzymatic catalysisDesign strategies for engineering selectivity in bio-inspired heterogeneous catalysts
David J. Xuereb and Robert Raja

The importance of developing metal complexes with pronounced catalase-like activity
Atif Mahammed and Zeev Gross

Recent advances in alcohol dehydrogenase-catalyzed asymmetric production of hydrophobic alcohols
Musa M. Musa and Robert S. Phillips

Mimicking nature’s strategies for the design of nanocatalysts
Rohit Bhandari, Ryan Coppage and Marc R. Knecht


Reviews in zeolitic catalysis

Two-dimensional zeolites: dream or reality?
Wieslaw J. Roth and Jiří Čejka

Adjusting framework ionicity to favour crystallisation of zeolites with strained structural units. Periodic quantum chemical studies
Evangelina Martínez-Morales and Claudio M. Zicovich-Wilson

Design of hierarchical zeolite catalysts by desilication
Danny Verboekend and Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Synthesis of N-heterocyclic compounds over zeolite molecular sieve catalysts: an approach towards green chemistry
V. V. Krishna Mohan Kandepi and Nama Narender


PhotocatalysisReviews in photocatalysis

A unique photo-activation mechanism by “in situ doping” for photo-assisted selective NO reduction with ammonia over TiO2 and photooxidation of alcohols over Nb2O5
Tetsuya Shishido, Kentaro Teramura and Tsunehiro Tanaka

Lanthanide modified semiconductor photocatalysts
Amanda S. Weber, Anne M. Grady and Ranjit T. Koodali

A review of controllable synthesis and enhancement of performances of bismuth tungstate visible-light-driven photocatalysts
Liwu Zhang and Yongfa Zhu


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