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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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

New Frontiers in Asymmetric Catalysis

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Hélène Pellissier, PhD

Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

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Research Interests: Asymmetric catalysis

Vasudevan Dhayalan, PhD

Ramanujan Faculty, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Puducherry, Karaikal - 609 609, Puducherry State, India

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Research Interests: Molecular catalysis; Asymmetric organocatalysis; Metal catalysis; Organocatalysis; Photoredox catalysis; Lewis acid catalysis

Jacek Skarżewski, PhD, DSc, Professor

Chair of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370Wrocław, Poland

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Research Interests: Organic synthesis; Asymmetric catalysis; Catalyzed oxidations

About This Topic

Asymmetric catalysis is most effective and significant research area in synthetic organic chemistry for the superior preparation of chiral compounds. Enantioselective catalysis in its infancy in 1960s has dramatically changed the procedures of chemical synthesis, in which a chiral catalyst directs the formation of chiral molecules such that the formation of one particular major stereoisomer is favoured (R or S). This enantioselective process is controlled mainly by chiral catalysts via covalent or non-covalent binding/interactions with substrates. Since the low loading active chiral catalyst is not consumed during catalytic process, it actively involves in a catalytic cycle and produced desired product in high selectivity in short time with excellent yields in the most of the reactions. The end of the reaction possibly recovers back the enantiopure catalyst with the same level of efficiency and also avoids organic waste formations. Asymmetric catalysis is which includes the following divisions such as metal-, photo- and organo-, bio- and enzyme-based catalysis. Remarkably in recent years phenomenal developments in this catalysis area demonstrate a broad range of conceptual breakthroughs in chemical sciences and industry as well, and the practical benefits of organic synthesis, not only in chemical laboratories but also in the pharma industry. The recent growth of this main core chemical technology has offered an increase to huge economic potential in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, natural products, R&D, drug design and discovery, animal health products, agrochemicals, fungicides, pheromones, flavours, and fragrances, etc. This modern asymmetric catalysis process is becoming increasingly significant to a sustainable modern chemical society. It is also covered in environmental water and air pollution protection, which is of growing concern for human safety, and green catalysis has significantly reduced the amount of chemical waste used.


Asymmetric Catalysis
Transition metal catalysis
Photo catalysis
Homogeneous catalysis
Heterogeneous catalysis
Lewis acid catalysis
Enzyme catalysis
Enantioselective catalysis
N-Heterocyclic carbene
Chiral Ligand
Amine catalysis