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.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 8 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 11 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Applied Catalysis for a Circular Economy

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Michael Timko, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

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Research Interests: Renewable energy and waste-to-energy technologies; Liquid transportation fuels; Biomass fuels; Reaction engineering; Thermodynamics

About This Topic

The mounting and imminent global-scale environmental challenges of the 21st century require development of new catalytic technologies for conversion what has previously been considered waste into valuable products. Conceptually, the use of wastes as the feeds to new processes has emerged as a central theme in the circular economy. The main goals of the circular economy are to reduce dependence on natural resources while minimizing wastes that are often detrimental to the environment and thereby human health. For maximum benefit, the processes employed as the wheelhouse of the circular economy must be thermodynamically efficient, hence the driving need for new catalyst technologies that permit transformation of non-traditional resources at mild conditions. Replacing traditional feeds with wastes introduces many new fundamental and technological challenges, including catalyst activity for new types of molecules, stability in the presence of impurities, and reactor design for maximum efficiency. This issue includes, but is not limited to, all of these aspects of catalytic technology for circular economies, including both experimental and modeling studies and all branches of catalysis – heterogeneous, homogeneous, and biological.


Applied catalysis; Stability; Circular economy; Sustainability


Open Access Original Research

Organic Structure-Directing Agent Free Synthesis of Mordenite with Seeds, Used as A Support for Mo Catalysts in the Transesterification of Soybean Oil

Received: 20 December 2022;  Published: 07 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2302015


This work prepared mordenite using seeds and without organic structure-directing agents (OSDAs). The Mo/Mordenite was prepared through wet impregnation and the catalysts’ performance was checked for transesterification of soybean oil with methanol. The mordenite zeolite was prepared through hydrothermal crystallization under static condition [...]
Open Access Original Research

Sustainable Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Nanoparticles and Application in the Adsorption of the Drug Chlorhexidine

Received: 06 December 2022;  Published: 13 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301012


In an attempt to synthesize nanomaterial concerning chemistry, the sustainable synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanoparticles by a low-cost approach through the recycling of waste mother liquors was explored and then indicated the potential to remove chlorhexidine (CHLX) from an aqueous solution. ZIF-8 was produced under [...]
Open Access Original Research

Zn(OCOCH3)2·2H2O Catalysed Efficient Preparation of 2-Phenyl-4-Arylmethylidene-5-Oxazolinones under Ultrasonic Condition

Received: 30 September 2022;  Published: 15 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301007


2-Phenyl-4-arylmethylidene-5-oxazolinones were synthesized in very high yield by subjecting a mixture of an aryl aldehyde/heterocyclic aldehyde/cinnamaldehyde and hippuric acid in anhydrous acetic anhydride and catalytic Zn(OCOCH3)2·2H2