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

Young Ideas in Green and Sustainable Catalysis

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Luísa Margarida Martins, PhD, Associate Professor with Habilitation

Centro de Química Estrutural, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

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Research Interests: Application of green chemistry principles in the innovative design and synthesis of (homogeneous and heterogenized) catalysts towards the development of efficient catalytic processes of industrial significance such as the sustainable synthesis of large-scale commodities (e.g., acetic and adipic acids) or the production of fuels from captured carbon dioxide; Preferred catalysts are C-scorpionate metal complexes.

About This Topic

The challenge of attaining a more sustainable Society requires a deep change in areas of resource management and production processes. This means the reengineering of chemical pathways that make the most efficient use of natural, renewable resources and reduce the volume of (hazardous) wastes.

Indeed, only chemical innovations conducted in a sustainable way can allow some progress in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, the design of novel and efficient catalysts, active under mild conditions and sustainably produced without leading to unacceptably levels of pollutants, is required.

We call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports in all areas of sustainable catalysis.