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
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  • Computational catalysis
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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

Advanced in Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions

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

Guest Editor

Dr. Jacques Muzart, PhD

Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reims, UMR 7312, CNRS -, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, B.P. 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France

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Research Interests: Catalyst; Organic Chemistry; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Synthesis; Organic Synthesis; Catalyst Characterization; Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Catalysis; Catalyst Synthesis; Kinetics

About This Topic

Palladium catalysis has emerged over the last half century as a versatile tool in organic chemistry, and is one of the keys to improve sustainable and economical utilization of resources of the planet. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to R. Heck, E. Negishi and A. Suzuki in 2010 recognized their extensive contribution to the creation of new procedures of cross-coupling reactions. For years, the field mainly concerned the formation of C–C bonds from activated substrates, via Pd0 and PdII intermediates. Important contributions from a number of teams have extended the topic to the formation of carbon–heteroatom and, with the development of chiral ligands, to the asymmetric synthesis. Another facet of the palladium catalysis concerns the oxidation procedures which finds its origin from studies of F. C. Phillips published in 1894 which led to the Wacker reaction. In fact, palladium is a multipurpose catalyst which may also implicate PdI, PdIII and PdIV intermediates, and can even react with sp3 C–H bonds. The determination of the reaction mechanisms has been greatly favored by the availability of the ESI-MS spectrometry.


Open Access Original Research

Fabrication and Catalytic Property of an Ordered Terpyridine Pd(II)/Ni(II) Catalytic Monolayer for Suzuki Coupling Reactions

Received: 21 September 2022;  Published: 02 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204042


Fabrication, arrangement, and controllable composition of ordered organometallic films are critical for designing a highly active catalyst and investigating the catalytic mechanism. In this paper, an organometallic terpyridine Pd(II)/Ni(II) monolayer linked on the silicon substrate surface (denoted as Si-Tpy-Pd1< [...]
Open Access Communication

A New Chiral Cyclopalladated Ferrocenylimine Self-assembly Polymeric Film supported on Silicon for Heck and Suzuki-coupling Reactions

Received: 21 March 2022;  Published: 14 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202010


A new chiral cyclopalladated ferrocenyl imine catalyst (called 4a2) was designed and synthesized, and its self-assembly catalytic polymeric brush supported on silicon (denoted as Si@PB4a2) was also fabricated by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and characterized. The catalytic properties of monomer 4a2 in homogeneo [...]
Open Access Original Research

Controllable Cyclopalladated Polythiophene Imine Monolayer by Self-Assembly, Hybrid Doping and Electrochemical Polymerization: A Simple Way to Enhance Activity and Stability

Received: 13 December 2021;  Published: 03 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2201003


In this article, an approach to generate self-assembly cyclopalladated polythiophene imine monolayers (denoted as ITO@Pd-CPTIMs) is described. The monolayers were fabricated by combining self-assembly (SA), hybrid doping (HD), and electrochemical polymerization (ECP) called SA-HD [...]