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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Special Issue

Molecular Mechanisms of Photocatalysis

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Kaiying Wang, PhD

Professor, Department of Microsystems, University of South-Eastern Norway, Raveien 215, N-3184 Horten, Norway

Tel: +47 31 00 93 17

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Research Interests: Micro-fabrication; nanotechnology; electrochemistry; photochemistry; nanodevices; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry; CO2 conversion; microfabrication

About This Topic

Photocatalysis is a chemical process assisted by photon-excited substances. In this chemical reaction, the photon-excited substances (so-called photocatalysts) absorb photon energy and converted photon energy into electron-hole pairs, then diffused onto the substance surface to initiate single or multiple chemical reactions, for examples, oxidation, reduction, or polymerization etc. The photon-excited substance and reactants can be co-existed as a homogeneous or heterogeneous phase when the reactions are implemented. Although the photocatalysis is widely existed in the nature as well as used by chemical industry, the fundamental mechanism, experimental techniques, engineering methods and potential applications must be further investigated. Therefore, this special issue, “Molecular Mechanisms of Photocatalysis”, is planning to contribute on current state of the art of photocatalysis ranged from academic knowledge to technical development, including reviews, research papers, and technical development notes. The contributed papers can be focused on the topics as follows:

  • Various calculation and modelling development of photon-excited substances for photochemical/photoelectrochemical processes.
  • Experimental research results related to photo-excited substances for photochemical/photoelectrochemical processes, such as in gas, liquid, or solid phases.
  • Photochemical/photoelectrochemical research related to water splitting, CO2 conversion, pollutant degradation, sterilization, drug synthesis etc.
  • Various reaction engineering research at macro/micro size, sensors principle or fabrication based on photochemical or photoelectrochemical principle.