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, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 4.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 13.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Special Issue

Recent Advances in TiO2 Photocatalysis and Applications

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

Guest Editors

Claudia Letizia Bianchi, PhD

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, via C. Golgi 19, 20133, Milan, Italy

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Research Interests: Materials Chemistry; Wastewater Treatment; Environmental remediation; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Photocatalysis; Floating materials; Material Characterization; Surface Characterization; Nanomaterials; X-ray Diffraction; XPS

Ermelinda Falletta, PhD

Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, via C. Golgi 19, 20133, Milan, Italy

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Research Interests: Nanomaterials; Conducting Polymers; Material Characterization; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Adsorption; Wastewater Treatment; Nanomaterials Synthesis; Nanoparticle Synthesis; Synthesis; Mass Spectrometry; Analytical Chemistry

About the topic

In the last decades, the rapid growth of the world population, the expansion of industrialization and agriculture has led to several emerging global megatrends, increasing the demand for innovative materials able to solve new needs in different fields: health, energy, environmental sustainability, etc. Among the most advanced materials, high-efficiency photocatalysts have emerged for their low-cost, environmentally friendly production methods, high stability, and availability. Owing to their high stability and activity under light irradiation, TiO2-based photocatalysts have an excellent potential for application in different fields, such as photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water and air matrices, dye-sensitized solar cells, water splitting, anti-fogging, optics, and so on. However, TiO2 is highly active under UV light irradiation because of the large energy band gap, but its activity under sunlight is shallow. Consequently, most of the scientific efforts are addressed to develop new modified TiO2-based materials active in the visible range. This Special Issue on “Recent Advances in TiO2 Photocatalysis and Applications” welcomes original research work and reviews on applied, theoretical, and computational studies on all kinds of subjects related to these fields. Subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Photocatalysis
  • Doping
  • Decoration
  • Nanoparticles
  • Microstructures
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Energy
  • Visible region

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Research Article

Obtaining TiO2 Nanostructures by Electrospinning and Analysis of Absorbance in the UVA Spectrum for Photocatalytic Application

Received: 14 December 2022;  Published: 17 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2302016


The synthesis of fibers by electrospinning allows for obtaining nanostructures of one-dimensional materials with good flexibility, optical and catalytic properties, high surface area and porosity. They can be used in applications such as: catalysts, solar cells, fuel cells, membranes, and hydrogen batteries, among others. Here we emphasize [...]
Open Access Original Research

Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of p-Nitrophenol and Phenol Red Through Synergistic Effects of a CeO2-TiO2 Nanocomposite

Received: 24 July 2022;  Published: 03 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204039


Organic compounds are one of the most severe pollutants occurring in the environment. Hence, it is important to remove these compounds from the environment through remediation processes such as photocatalysis. The present study investigated the photocatalytic degradation of p-nitrophenol (NP) and phenol red (PR) using [...]
Open Access Original Research

Removal of As(III) from Water by Cellulase Templated TiO2: A Photocatalytic Oxidation Conjugated Adsorption Process

Received: 16 July 2022;  Published: 09 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203025


TiO2 photocatalyst was prepared using cellulase as a biotemplate through a hydrothermal process. The as-prepared catalyst was characterized based on physicochemical techniques and was used to remove As(III) from contaminated water. The cellulase templated TiO2 photocatalyst (TiO
Open Access Research Article

Co2+ Doping and Molecular Adsorption Behavior of Anatase TiO2 (001) Crystal Plane

Received: 10 May 2022;  Published: 04 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203018


TiO2 (001) crystal plane exhibits molecular adsorption and photocatalytic activity. The loading capacity of reactive oxygen species present on crystal planes helps in the significant improvement of catalytic activity. The methods of synthesis and conditions of existence significantly affect the molecular adsorption prope [...]