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

Recent Progress and Development in Iron and/or Cobalt Catalysis

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

Guest Editor

Debasish Kuila, PhD, Professor and Research Director, NSF-CREST Bioenergy Center

Department of Chemistry, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, 27411, USA

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Research Interests: Catalyst Development; Materials Synthesis; Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis; Steam Reforming; H2-Production; Cell Biology on Modified Surfaces

About This Topic

The current challenges that modern chemistry faces nowadays are closely related to the need of designing chemical processes that are efficient and environmentally friendly. On one hand, these systems are usually demanded to obtain complex and sustainable organic molecules such as drugs, dyes and biosurfactants. In addition, there is a global need for clean energy sources, which could be fulfilled by massive hydrogen production and high-quality biofuels. In order to achieve these goals catalysis is an indispensable tool. During the last decades homogeneous catalysis blossomed as an efficient way to achieve selective transformations. However, catalyst recyclability and separation remained as a main drawback. In this context, catalytic heterogeneous systems emerged as a cleaner and more effective alternative. In particular, reticular materials appeared as a family of structures that allowed to apply into heterogeneous systems the concepts previously developed for molecular catalysts. At this point, the close interplay between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic systems can offer solutions in the areas of electrocatalysis, photocatalysis or enantioselective catalysis.

We call for all types of manuscripts, including original research articles, (mini) reviews, perspectives, and brief research reports in the areas of hetero/homo-geneous catalysis, including but not limited to the following themes:

  1. Catalysis design to fulfill green chemistry requirements
  2. Photo- and electrocatalytic materials for water/waste treatment
  3. Metallic or organocatalytic asymmetric catalysis
  4. Selective catalysis in confined active cavities
  5. Materials for the synthesis of complex organic molecules
  6. Water Splitting
  7. Catalytic biomass conversion
  8. CO2 valorization


Open Access Research Article

Enhancement of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis by Periodical Draining of the Wax-Filled Pores of a Cobalt Catalyst by Hydrogenolysis

Received: 27 September 2022;  Published: 03 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301001


Fischer-Tropsch reactors operated in a steady state suffer from a low pore effectiveness factor and a high methane selectivity caused by internal mass transfer limitations due to the accumulation of long-chain hydrocarbons inside the catalyst pores. Therefore, an alternating process switching between Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) and drainag [...]
Open Access Original Research

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Co/SBA-15 Catalyst: Characterization and Oligomerization Modeling

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 16 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203023


In this study, we investigated the oligomerization mechanism of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyzed by a cobalt-based catalyst supported by SBA-15. The Co/SBA-15 catalyst contained 20% w/w of cobalt. It was prepared by the wet impregnation method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption [...]