Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Biocatalysis, enzymes, enzyme catalysis
  • Catalysis for biomass conversion
  • Organocatalysis, catalysis in organic and polymer chemistry
  • Nanostructured Catalysts
  • Catalytic materials
  • Computational catalysis
  • Kinetics of catalytic reactions

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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Free Publication in 2022

Open Access Communication

Biocatalyzed Hydrolysis of Residual Oils and Proteins from Flax and Camelina Oilseed Press Cakes Using Lipase and Protease

Received: 14 September 2022;  Published: 17 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204041

Abstract

In this study, a PoC (Proof of Concept) of a possible biomass valorization of flax and camelina oilseed press cakes was presented. Biocatalyzed hydrolysis of residual oils and proteins extracted from these wastes was studied. The biotransformation of oils was performed using commercial immobilized lipases, including Amano PS, Amano AK, and Candida Antar [...]

Open Access Research Article

Effect of Different Additives on the Structure and Activity of β-Galactosidase Immobilized on a Concanavalin A–Modified Silica-Coated Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposite

Received: 06 August 2022;  Published: 17 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204040

Abstract

Interpreting the relationship between the activity and structure of β-galactosidase is necessary to perceive the impact of the enzyme’s conformation on its catalysis. The current study thoroughly explains the effects of additives such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), dithiothreitol (DTT), and urea on β-galacto [...]

Open Access Original Research

Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of p-Nitrophenol and Phenol Red Through Synergistic Effects of a CeO2-TiO2 Nanocomposite

Received: 24 July 2022;  Published: 03 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204039

Abstract

Organic compounds are one of the most severe pollutants occurring in the environment. Hence, it is important to remove these compounds from the environment through remediation processes such as photocatalysis. The present study investigated the photocatalytic degradation of p-nitrophenol (NP) and phenol red (PR) using a cerium oxide-titanium oxide nanoc [...]

Open Access Original Research

Thermokinetic and Thermodynamic Parameters for Catalytic Pyrolysis of Medium Density Fiber over Ni/Beta Zeolite

Received: 31 August 2022;  Published: 02 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204038

Abstract

Catalytic pyrolysis is an attractive alternative for converting biomass into energy and chemicals to replace fossil sources. This has encouraged the search for efficient catalysts that can directly remove oxygenated products during pyrolysis, since they are the main problem in the processing and use of the products obtained. The catalytic and non-catal [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Effect of Oxygen-containing Additives in Feedstock on the Performance of the Catalytic Cracking Process

Received: 28 July 2022;  Published: 26 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204037

Abstract

In this study, we found that adding catalytic cracking feedstock, vacuum gas oil, and naphthenic acids in the amount of 0.005–0.0075% vol. increased the liquid target fractions, i.e., gasoline and light gas oil. The decrease in the yield of hydrocarbon gas at a practically constant degree of conversion of the raw material indicated a small proportion [...]

Open Access Research Article

Short Hydroacylation-Based Synthesis of Four Aryl-3-hydroxypropanones, Predictable Biomass-Derived C9 Platform Molecules

Received: 22 July 2022;  Published: 26 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204036

Abstract

A two-step protocol for the synthesis of aryl-3-hydroxypropanones, which were regarded as lignin degradation products, was proposed herein. This protocol provided a more rapid and easier access to aryl-3-hydroxypropanones, and aryl-3-hydroxypropanones were expected to be ideal platform molecules for the synthesis of more complex value-added targets [...]

Open Access Original Research

Effect of ZSM-5 Particle Size and Framework Silica-to-Alumina Ratio on Hexane Aromatization

Received: 13 August 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204035

Abstract

Parent ZSM-5 and Ga-modified ZSM-5 catalysts with different Si/Al ratios and particle sizes were prepared. The physicochemical properties of the prepared catalysts were investigated by performing X-ray powder diffraction analysis, BET surface area analysis, and NH3-TPD analysis. The performance of the aromatization reaction of the prepared catalysts [...]

Open Access Research Article

Kinetic Modeling of the Esterification of Oleic Acid and Methanol in Conventional and Adsorptive Reaction Systems

Received: 23 August 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204034

Abstract

Biodiesel is derived from renewable vegetable or animal sources and is either used as a standalone fuel or blended with oil-based diesel. The kinetic mechanism of the esterification of oleic acid was investigated in a conventional batch reactor and a batch reactor coupled to a water adsorption system. The esterification was performed with oleic acid [...]

Open Access Review

Perovskite Solar Cells: Assessment of the Materials, Efficiency, and Stability

Received: 14 August 2022;  Published: 14 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204033

Abstract

Solar cells based on organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites are popular in the photovoltaic community due to their high efficiency, low cost, and solution processability. Understanding the fundamentals of metal halide perovskite and its interfaces is extremely important for achieving high-quality materials and developing efficient devices using these [...]

Open Access Original Research

3D Printed Polylactic Acid (PLA) Well Plates for Enzyme Inhibition Studies: The Case of Pancreatic Lipase

Received: 31 July 2022;  Published: 08 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203032

Abstract

3D printed PLA has already been demonstrated for several biotechnological applications, including enzymes immobilization. The prerequisites for an efficient screening assay include using small volumes of reagents, low cost, and rapid screening of large numbers of compounds and extracts. Hence, assays based on microtiter plates are predominant. Thus [...]

Open Access Original Research

Catalytic Co-gasification of Lignites Blended with a Forest Residue under the Carbon Dioxide Stream

Received: 24 May 2022;  Published: 29 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203031

Abstract

The present study investigated the co-gasification of two different lignites blended with the forest residue collected from the land restoration activity sites of open-pit mines located in the region of the Ptolemais basin in North Greece performed under the carbon dioxide stream. All samples were devolatilized in a fixed bed unit prior to the gasificat [...]

Open Access Original Research

Effect of Microwave Radiation on the Development of a Porous Aluminum Carrier of the Active Mass of Catalysts in Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions

Received: 24 June 2022;  Published: 26 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203030

Abstract

In this study, we prepared a fine-grained, aluminum-reinforced alumina support matrix of the active mass of catalysts, which showed activity in heterogeneous catalytic reactions stimulated by electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range. The support absorbed microwave radiation of 2.45 GHz. We compared the textural characteristics of samples of [...]

Open Access Review

Microbial Cyclodextrin Glycosyltransferases: Sources, Production, and Application in Cyclodextrin Synthesis

Received: 11 June 2022;  Published: 22 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203029

Abstract

Cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase (CGTase) is a multifunctional enzyme that hydrolyzes the α-glycosidic bond between two sugar molecules and synthesizes cyclodextrins (CDs) and other transglycosylation products. It is a ubiquitously present extracellular enzyme that offers the CGTase-producing organism the sole right onto starch substrates over other [...]

Open Access Original Research

Heterologous Expression, Characterization, and Comparison of Laccases from the White Rot Causing Basidiomycete Cerrena Unicolor

Received: 26 July 2022;  Published: 20 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203028

Abstract

Lignin is the most abundant renewable source of aromatics on earth, and conversion of it to chemicals and fuels is needed to build an economically viable renewable biofuels industry. Biological routes to converting lignin to fuels and chemicals involve depolymerizing lignin using lignin-degrading enzymes that catalyze the breaking of ether and carbon [...]

Open Access Research Article

Effective Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 Catalyst for Methanol Production: Synthesis, Activation, Catalytic Performance, and Regeneration

Received: 09 September 2021;  Published: 19 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203027

Abstract

A precursor CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for methanol synthesis has been prepared at room temperature by introducing a ternary salt solution into the excess of sodium carbonate solution following the reverse co-precipitation method. The catalyst was tested for the synthesis of methanol from synthesis gas. The composition (vol. %) has been presented: CO, 22; [...]

Open Access Review

Design of Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Conversion of Furfural to C5 Derivatives: A Brief Review

Received: 30 June 2022;  Published: 13 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203026

Abstract

Technological development made in the field of biomass application allows synthesizing several high-value products, such as furfuraldehyde. Furfural, produced through sequential hydrolysis and dehydration reactions from biomass, is considered a platform molecule and a precursor of several other chemicals and biofuels that are generated following reactio [...]

Open Access Original Research

Removal of As(III) from Water by Cellulase Templated TiO2: A Photocatalytic Oxidation Conjugated Adsorption Process

Received: 16 July 2022;  Published: 09 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203025

Abstract

TiO2 photocatalyst was prepared using cellulase as a biotemplate through a hydrothermal process. The as-prepared catalyst was characterized based on physicochemical techniques and was used to remove As(III) from contaminated water. The cellulase templated TiO2 photocatalyst (TiO2-cellulase) had a large specific surface area, which reached 166.6 m2 [...]

Open Access Original Research

Biochemical Characteristics and Healing Activity of Bromelia laciniosa Leaf Protease

Received: 27 May 2022;  Published: 25 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203024

Abstract

Macambira plant (Bromelia laciniosa Mart. Ex Shult. & Schult. f.) is a species belonging to the family Bromeliaceae, which is distributed widely in the hinterlands of northeastern Brazil, from Bahia to Piauí states. The plants of this species contain an enzyme complex named bromelain, which has great potential for therapeutic applications. In the prese [...]

Open Access Original Research

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Co/SBA-15 Catalyst: Characterization and Oligomerization Modeling

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 16 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203023

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the oligomerization mechanism of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyzed by a cobalt-based catalyst supported by SBA-15. The Co/SBA-15 catalyst contained 20% w/w of cobalt. It was prepared by the wet impregnation method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption, temperature-programmed reduction [...]

Open Access Original Research

Degradation of Amido Black Dye Using Ultra-Violet Light Catalyzed by Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Kinetics and Mechanism of Degradation

Received: 26 June 2022;  Published: 25 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203022

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the degradation of amido black dye in an aqueous solution using ultra-violet (UV) light catalyzed by iron oxide nanoparticles (nano-Fe). The nano-Fe was synthesized by sodium borohydride reduction of ferric chloride solution and was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ra [...]

Open Access Original Research

Hydrocracking of Di-and Triaromatic Hydrocarbons to Monoaromatics over Mixed Bi-functional Catalysts

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 19 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203021

Abstract

In this study, we present selective hydrocracking of poly (di and tri) aromatic compounds to monoaromatics, such as benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), over a mixture of Pt/Al2O3 and Y zeolites. The polyaromatic compounds feed is a combined simulated model feed, which is similar to light cycle oil (LCO) in composition. The feed is processed in a fixed [...]

Open Access Original Research

Homogeneous {Ti2Ni} Heterotrinuclear Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization and Copolymerization

Received: 18 May 2022;  Published: 06 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203020

Abstract

We synthesized and spectroscopically characterized a new heterotrimetallic {Ti2Ni} ethylene (co)polymerization precatalyst containing one (α-diimine)NiBr2 and two (phenoxy-imine)TiCl4 scaffolds. Its calculated structure was investigated at the DFT B3LYP/LACVP** level. Our calculations showed that the titanium(IV) centers were in a slightly distorted [...]

Open Access Review

Zeolite-Containing Catalysts in Alkylation Processes

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 05 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203019

Abstract

This article provides an overview of zeolite-containing catalysts used in the alkylation of benzene and toluene with olefins, isobutane with butenes and butane-butene fractions, gasoline and oil fractions with olefins, propane-propylene, and butane-butylene fractions of catalytic cracking. Zeolites have various types of structures, including BEA, MFI [...]

Open Access Research Article

Co2+ Doping and Molecular Adsorption Behavior of Anatase TiO2 (001) Crystal Plane

Received: 10 May 2022;  Published: 04 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203018

Abstract

TiO2 (001) crystal plane exhibits molecular adsorption and photocatalytic activity. The loading capacity of reactive oxygen species present on crystal planes helps in the significant improvement of catalytic activity. The methods of synthesis and conditions of existence significantly affect the molecular adsorption properties of crystal planes, which [...]

Open Access Original Research

Dearomatization of the Kerosene Fraction: Kinetic Studies

Received: 09 January 2022;  Published: 28 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202017

Abstract

The kinetics of dearomatization of a kerosene fraction processed using a zeolite catalyst (0.9 HZSM-5) at different temperatures (160-200°C), the molar ratio between the aromatic hydrocarbons present in the kerosene fraction and n-decene (1:(0.5-4)), and the reaction time (1-3 h) were studied. Based on the obtained data, a kinetic model for kerosene [...]

2nd International Conference on “NanoMaterials and Sustainable Applications”

9–13 January 2023, Aurangabad, MH, India

The NANO-SA-2023 conference committee would like welcome you for the 2nd international conference on "NanoMaterials and Sustainable Applications" (NANO-SA).

The NANO-SA-2023 organized by the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai-Marathwada Campus, Jalna (ICT-MARJ), India, on the January 10-11, 2023, at Ambassador Ajanta Hotel, Aurangabad. The design of advanced nanomaterials with unique physical and chemical characteristics and structures has garnered considerable attention of active researchers all over the world because it has a significant impact on the development of industrial sectors and innovation in all fields, including the energy, environment, healthcare, and information technology. Its aim is to promote scientific contacts and discussions between researchers from various ever-expanding fields like noncatalyzed organic transformations/methodologies, energy conversion (fuel cells & green hydrogen production), carbon capture, storage and conversion to value added chemicals and fuels, environmental remediation and other sustainable applications.

For more information, visit the official website at: https://www.ictsusnanomaterials.com/

WIRE – Waste biorefinery technologies for accelerating sustainable energy processes

The date will appear soon, Portalegre, Portugal

By 2030, the bio-based economy is expected to have grown significantly in Europe. One of the pillars of this bioeconomy is the concept of BIOREFINERY, the sustainable processing of several kinds of waste and biomass into a spectrum of marketable products and energy. While in the past many research efforts have been conducted towards understanding, modelling and designing conversion processes that can sustain a true circular economy, this KNOWLEDGE IS QUITE FRAGMENTED and UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED across Europe. Several countries lack proper policies and public engagement to address the challenges ahead. HARMONIZATION must start on ROBUST KNOWLEDGE, and the ability to cover the WHOLE VALUE-CHAIN, from source materials up to the marketable products… and that is WIRE’s mission.

The WIRE COST Action broadly organizes into 4 KEY WORKING GROUPS (WG) that bring together experts from ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY and TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER organizations:

 

WG 1: Raw Materials

WG 2: Biorefinery Conversion Technologies

WG 3: Biorefinery Applications

WG 4: Communication and Dissemination.

 

These WG will proactively contribute to:

 

  • Promote circular economy
  • Promote bioenergy and bioeconomy
  • Promote Research & Innovation in the field
  • Promote applied research towards the implementation of biorefineries
  • Promote EU-wide harmonization of the scientific and technical approaches regarding biorefineries, thus facilitating ENGAGEMENT WITH POLICY-MAKERS and industry
  • Pave the ground for a more effective link with the relevant INDUSTRY sectors and gathering their interest.

 

For more details, please visit: http://wire-cost-eu.ipportalegre.pt/

 

Sustainability in a Changing World

August 21-25, 2022, Chicago, IL, USA and Online

Topic: Sustainability in a Changing World

The event is the biannual national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). It aims to give chemistry professionals an opportunity to share ideas and advance scientific and technical knowledge. It will attract thousands of chemical professionals and provide participents with opportunities for sharing their passion for chemistry, connecting with the scientific society, and advancing their career.

The theme "Sustainability in a Changing World" will be at the core of programming.

For more details, please visit: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/acs-meetings.html

ACS Spring 2022

March 20-24, 2022, San Diego, CA, USA and Online

Topic: Bonding Through Chemistry

Biannual national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) covering the complete field of chemistry

Gives scientific professionals a platform to present, publish, discuss, and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines. The meeting will facilitate networking opportunities, career development and placement, and provide companies an opportunity to exhibit products and services to a targeted audience.

For more details, please visit: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/acs-meetings.html

Catalysis Research welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.

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