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, case report, 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.

Indexing: COPE.

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021

Special Issue

Recent Advances in Catalysis for Biomass Conversion

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Robert Wojcieszak, PhD

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 8181-UCCS-Unite de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, 59000 Lille, France

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Research Interests: Hybrid catalysis and materials for sustainable processes; Oxidation and hydrogenation of platform molecules; Integrated Biorefineries and biomass valorization; Eco-efficient products and processes; Multi-component catalysts with tailored properties; Metallic and bimetallic nanoparticles; CO2 valorization; Biopolymers synthesis

About This Topic

Increasing demand for petroleum by emerging economies, and political and environmental concerns about fossil fuels motivated the search for economical and energy-efficient processes for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. A renewable energy resource such as biomass is a promising alternative solution to fossil fuels and chemicals. Unfortunately, the technologies for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuels and fine chemicals are not economically competitive with traditional technologies yet and face several engineering and scientific challenges. Catalysis can play an important role in overcoming these barriers to make economical feasible the lignocellulosic biomass conversion technologies. Advances in conversion technology and process integration will ultimately improve overall energy and economic efficiency. The diversity of catalysts provides access to an extremely wide range of molecular mechanisms with varying degrees of complexity. Their understanding enables a better control of reactions and catalytic process optimization. It also enables the reasoned coupling of catalysts according to the so-called multi-catalytic reactions that benefit from the novel properties of the thus assembled catalytic systems. This special issue concerns all types of catalytic transformations of biomass and bio-based substrates. Within the scope of this special issue are especially included: catalysts synthesis, application in catalysis, biocatalysis, enzymology, electro and photocatalytic processes, new sustainable processes using catalytic materials. We accept all types of manuscripts: review, communications, perspectives, research articles.

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