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Themed collection 2017 Catalysis, Science and Technology Hot Articles

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Perspective

Grand challenges for catalysis in the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe: moving ahead for a sustainable future

This perspective discusses the general concepts that will guide future catalysis and related grand challenges based on the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe prepared by the European Cluster on Catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Grand challenges for catalysis in the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe: moving ahead for a sustainable future
Open Access Perspective

Forty years of temporal analysis of products

A detailed understanding of reaction mechanisms and kinetics is required in order to develop and optimize catalysts and catalytic processes. Temporal analysis of products (TAP) is an instrument capable of providing such understanding.

Graphical abstract: Forty years of temporal analysis of products
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Challenges and breakthroughs in post-combustion catalysis: how to match future stringent regulations

This short overview briefly summarizes the prominent evolutions and scientific breakthroughs in the development of end-of-pipe technologies with respect to the standard regulations of atmospheric pollutant emissions from automotive exhaust.

Graphical abstract: Challenges and breakthroughs in post-combustion catalysis: how to match future stringent regulations
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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

This review summarized the recent progress, limitations and challenges in using MOFs for photocatalytic CO2 reduction, a green and sustainable strategy for CO2 utilization.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) for photocatalytic CO2 reduction
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Cation-exchanged zeolites for the selective oxidation of methane to methanol

Development of an ideal methane activation catalyst presents a trade-off between stability and reactivity of the active site that can be achieved by tuning the transition metal cation, active site motif and the zeolite topology.

Graphical abstract: Cation-exchanged zeolites for the selective oxidation of methane to methanol
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Ménage-à-trois: single-atom catalysis, mass spectrometry, and computational chemistry

Genuine, single-atom catalysis can be realized in the gas phase and probed by mass spectrometry combined with computational chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Ménage-à-trois: single-atom catalysis, mass spectrometry, and computational chemistry
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Iron-catalyzed dehydrogenation reactions and their applications in sustainable energy and catalysis

This review article describes recent developments of iron-based acceptorless dehydrogenation (AD) reactions of fundamentally important feedstock, as a route to sustainable chemical synthesis and energy storage applications.

Graphical abstract: Iron-catalyzed dehydrogenation reactions and their applications in sustainable energy and catalysis
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Minireview: direct catalytic conversion of sour natural gas (CH4 + H2S + CO2) components to high value chemicals and fuels

Direct sour natural gas catalytic conversion allows to obtain high value products, such as hydrocarbon and organosulfur chemicals, fuels and fertilizers.

Graphical abstract: Minireview: direct catalytic conversion of sour natural gas (CH4 + H2S + CO2) components to high value chemicals and fuels
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Organocatalyzed coupling of carbon dioxide with epoxides for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates: catalyst design and mechanistic studies

The coupling of carbon dioxide (CO2) with epoxides with the formation of cyclic carbonates is a highly attractive 100% atom economic reaction. It represents a greener and safer alternative to the conventional synthesis of cyclic carbonates from diols and toxic phosgene.

Graphical abstract: Organocatalyzed coupling of carbon dioxide with epoxides for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates: catalyst design and mechanistic studies
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Catalytic application of layered double hydroxide-derived catalysts for the conversion of biomass-derived molecules

Layered double hydroxide and its derived metal oxides in the transformations of biomass-derived molecules.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic application of layered double hydroxide-derived catalysts for the conversion of biomass-derived molecules
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Aluminium fluoride – the strongest solid Lewis acid: structure and reactivity

Highly Lewis acidic aluminium fluorides are interesting heterogeneous catalysts for many reactions, especially C–H and C–F bonds can be activated at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Aluminium fluoride – the strongest solid Lewis acid: structure and reactivity
Communication

One-pot Suzuki–Heck relay to prepare industrially valuable intermediates using the Pd–Cy*Phine catalyst system

A rare example of a one-pot, palladium-catalyzed Suzuki–Heck sequence has been developed with applicability to APIs and organoelectronic materials.

Graphical abstract: One-pot Suzuki–Heck relay to prepare industrially valuable intermediates using the Pd–Cy*Phine catalyst system
Communication

Upgrading of oxygenated compounds present in aqueous biomass-derived feedstocks over NbOx-based catalysts

Oxygenated organic compounds in biorefinery aqueous effluents are transformed into a mixture of hydrocarbon fuel precursors by using a Nb oxide catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Upgrading of oxygenated compounds present in aqueous biomass-derived feedstocks over NbOx-based catalysts
Communication

Nitrile hydroboration reactions catalysed by simple nickel salts, bis(acetylacetonato)nickel(II) and its derivatives

Simple nickel salts, bis(acetylacetonato)nickel(II) and its derivatives, catalyzed the hydroboration reactions of aryl and alkyl nitriles with catechol borane.

Graphical abstract: Nitrile hydroboration reactions catalysed by simple nickel salts, bis(acetylacetonato)nickel(ii) and its derivatives
Communication

Tandem catalytic synthesis of benzene from CO2 and H2

Benzene was synthesized from CO2 and H2 by a tandem catalysis reaction comprising CO2 methanation and CH4 aromatization.

Graphical abstract: Tandem catalytic synthesis of benzene from CO2 and H2
Communication

Establishing a discrete Ising model for zeolite deactivation: inspiration from the game of Go

A discrete model for zeolite deactivation is built considering cage connectivity, in the inspiration of the game of Go.

Graphical abstract: Establishing a discrete Ising model for zeolite deactivation: inspiration from the game of Go
Communication

Efficient carbon-supported heterogeneous molybdenum-dioxo catalyst for chemoselective reductive carbonyl coupling

Selective carbonyl coupling, high symmetric ether selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Efficient carbon-supported heterogeneous molybdenum-dioxo catalyst for chemoselective reductive carbonyl coupling
Communication

Impact of minor amounts of hydroperoxides on rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation of long-chain olefins

The influence of varying hydroperoxide concentrations in olefin feeds was systematically investigated in rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation using a diphosphite ligand.

Graphical abstract: Impact of minor amounts of hydroperoxides on rhodium-catalyzed hydroformylation of long-chain olefins
Communication

Improving the catalytic efficiency of carbon-based active sites by trace oxide promoters for highly productive olefin synthesis

The catalytic ODH activation energy on CNTs significantly decreased by the introduction of metal oxides. The propane turn-over efficiency of each original carbon-based active site consequently increased exponentially.

Graphical abstract: Improving the catalytic efficiency of carbon-based active sites by trace oxide promoters for highly productive olefin synthesis
Communication

Palladium-catalyzed dehydrogenation of dihydro-heterocycles using isoprene as the hydrogen acceptor without oxidants

An efficient and general method for Pd-catalyzed dehydrogenative aromatization of dihydro-heteroatom compounds without external O2 and H2 is first described.

Graphical abstract: Palladium-catalyzed dehydrogenation of dihydro-heterocycles using isoprene as the hydrogen acceptor without oxidants
Communication

Engineering of D-fructose-6-phosphate aldolase A for improved activity towards cinnamaldehyde

D-Fructose-6-phosphate aldolase A (FSAA) from Escherichia coli was engineered for enhanced catalytic efficiency towards cinnamaldehyde.

Graphical abstract: Engineering of d-fructose-6-phosphate aldolase A for improved activity towards cinnamaldehyde
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Influence of Re–M interactions in Re–M/C bimetallic catalysts prepared by a microwave-assisted thermolytic method on aqueous-phase hydrogenation of succinic acid

Re–M/C catalysts were simply synthesized and a kinetic study was performed to provide insight into the effect of Re–M interactions.

Graphical abstract: Influence of Re–M interactions in Re–M/C bimetallic catalysts prepared by a microwave-assisted thermolytic method on aqueous-phase hydrogenation of succinic acid
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Ab initio coverage-dependent microkinetic modeling of benzene hydrogenation on Pd(111)

Coverage-dependent calculations are required for an accurate DFT-based prediction of the activity and a correct mechanistic understanding of catalytic hydrogenation.

Graphical abstract: Ab initio coverage-dependent microkinetic modeling of benzene hydrogenation on Pd(111)
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Imaging and chemically probing catalytic processes using field emission techniques: a study of NO hydrogenation on Pd and Pd–Au catalysts

Nitric oxide hydrogenation is investigated on palladium and gold–palladium alloy crystallites, i.e. the extremity of sharp tip samples aimed at modelling a single catalytic grain.

Graphical abstract: Imaging and chemically probing catalytic processes using field emission techniques: a study of NO hydrogenation on Pd and Pd–Au catalysts
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Reactivity of methanol over copper supported on well-shaped CeO2: a TPD-DRIFTS study

Methoxy and formate species resulting from methanol adsorption on Cu supported on well-shaped CeO2 are morphology-dependent.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of methanol over copper supported on well-shaped CeO2: a TPD-DRIFTS study
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Participation of interfacial hydroxyl groups in the water-gas shift reaction over Au/MgO catalysts

OH at 3750 cm−1 reacts with CO only in the presence of Au, indicating the importance of the Au/MgO interface.

Graphical abstract: Participation of interfacial hydroxyl groups in the water-gas shift reaction over Au/MgO catalysts
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Development of basicity in mesoporous silicas and metallosilicates

We report herein an experimental study on the development of basicity on mesoporous silicas and metallosilicates (Nb- and Ce-) on SBA-15 and MCF porous structures.

Graphical abstract: Development of basicity in mesoporous silicas and metallosilicates
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Identification of activity trends for CO oxidation on supported transition-metal single-atom catalysts

Identification of activity trends for CO oxidation on transition-metal single-atom catalysts by using Ead(CO) and Ead(O2) as descriptors.

Graphical abstract: Identification of activity trends for CO oxidation on supported transition-metal single-atom catalysts
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Direct hydroxylation of benzene and aromatics with H2O2 catalyzed by a self-assembled iron complex: evidence for a metal-based mechanism

An imine-based catalyst easily obtained by self-assembly of cheap and commercially available starting materials selectively catalyzes the hydroxylation of aromatic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Direct hydroxylation of benzene and aromatics with H2O2 catalyzed by a self-assembled iron complex: evidence for a metal-based mechanism
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Computational exploration of ligand effects in copper-catalyzed boracarboxylation of styrene with CO2

CO2 insertion is promoted by copper catalysts with more electron-rich monophosphine or less sterically hindered NHC ligands.

Graphical abstract: Computational exploration of ligand effects in copper-catalyzed boracarboxylation of styrene with CO2
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Efficient chromium-based catalysts for ethylene tri-/tetramerization switched by silicon-bridged/N,P-based ancillary ligands: a structural, catalytic and DFT study

High performance catalysts switched by a series of silicon-bridged/N,P-based ancillary ligands have been explored.

Graphical abstract: Efficient chromium-based catalysts for ethylene tri-/tetramerization switched by silicon-bridged/N,P-based ancillary ligands: a structural, catalytic and DFT study
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Tuning the confinement space of N-carbon shell-coated ruthenium nanoparticles: highly efficient electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

Development of efficient and durable catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in an alkaline system is vital for the transformation of renewable energy into hydrogen fuel.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the confinement space of N-carbon shell-coated ruthenium nanoparticles: highly efficient electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction
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In situ investigation on Co-phase evolution and its performance for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis over Nb-promoted cobalt catalysts

The influences of Nb on the Co-phase evolution, reducibility, chemisorption, and Fischer–Tropsch synthesis performance of catalysts were in situ researched.

Graphical abstract: In situ investigation on Co-phase evolution and its performance for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis over Nb-promoted cobalt catalysts
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Elucidating the role of oxygen coverage in CO2 reduction on Mo2C

Revealed linear relationships between oxygen coverage and electronic modification of the Mo2C catalyst that tunes the reactivity for CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Elucidating the role of oxygen coverage in CO2 reduction on Mo2C
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Selective oxidation of propene to acrolein on FeMoTeO catalysts: determination of active phase and enhancement of catalytic activity and stability

Multicomponent FeMoTeO catalysts have been synthesized and studied for mild propene oxidation to acrolein.

Graphical abstract: Selective oxidation of propene to acrolein on FeMoTeO catalysts: determination of active phase and enhancement of catalytic activity and stability
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Rational design of Fe catalysts for olefin aziridination through DFT-based mechanistic analysis

Experimental and DFT-based mechanistic studies are used to optimise Fe catalysts for aziridination.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of Fe catalysts for olefin aziridination through DFT-based mechanistic analysis
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Synthesis and activation for catalysis of Fe-SAPO-34 prepared using iron polyamine complexes as structure directing agents

Fe-SAPO-34 templated with Fe2+–polyamine complexes gives Fe3+ species upon calcination that are active for selective catalytic reduction of NOx with ammonia.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and activation for catalysis of Fe-SAPO-34 prepared using iron polyamine complexes as structure directing agents
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Computer-aided rational design of Fe(III)-catalysts for the selective formation of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and internal epoxides

The mechanism of Fe-catalyzed cyclic carbonate formation of CO2 and internal epoxides was studied to identify design strategies for more efficient catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Computer-aided rational design of Fe(iii)-catalysts for the selective formation of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and internal epoxides
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Connection between macroscopic kinetic measurables and the degree of rate control

Macroscopic kinetic measurables are linked to elementary reaction steps by the degree of rate control.

Graphical abstract: Connection between macroscopic kinetic measurables and the degree of rate control
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Out-of-plane FeII–N4 moiety modified Fe–N co-doped porous carbons as high-performance electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

A Fe–N–C electrocatalyst with active FeII–N4 sites was synthesized exhibiting superior oxygen reduction performance in both alkaline and acidic electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Out-of-plane FeII–N4 moiety modified Fe–N co-doped porous carbons as high-performance electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction
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Theoretical understanding on the selectivity of acrolein hydrogenation over silver surfaces: the non-Horiuti–Polanyi mechanism is the key

The significance of the non-Horiuti–Polanyi mechanism in understanding heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reactions is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Theoretical understanding on the selectivity of acrolein hydrogenation over silver surfaces: the non-Horiuti–Polanyi mechanism is the key
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Water as a catalytic switch in the oxidation of aryl alcohols by polymer incarcerated rhodium nanoparticles

Rh nanoparticles that were inactive in toluene, were converted into a powerful catalyst for aryl alcohol oxidation by the presence of water in the reaction media.

Graphical abstract: Water as a catalytic switch in the oxidation of aryl alcohols by polymer incarcerated rhodium nanoparticles
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Transient structural and catalytic behaviour of Pt-particles probed by operando spectroscopy during a realistic driving cycle

Pt catalysts investigated with operando XAS under rapid transient temperature automotive driving cycle conditions.

Graphical abstract: Transient structural and catalytic behaviour of Pt-particles probed by operando spectroscopy during a realistic driving cycle
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Electrochemical study of the promoting effect of Fe on oxygen evolution at thin ‘NiFe–Bi’ films and the inhibiting effect of Al in borate electrolyte

Adding Fe3+ or Al3+ to the electrolyte resulted in fast promotion or poisoning, respectively, of catalysis for oxygen evolution at nickel–borate, and both effects were accompanied with anodic shifts in the redox peaks with potential scanning.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical study of the promoting effect of Fe on oxygen evolution at thin ‘NiFe–Bi’ films and the inhibiting effect of Al in borate electrolyte
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Colloidal Cu/ZnO catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol: investigating catalyst preparation and ligand effects

This paper reports on the influences of the catalyst preparation method and ligand effects for a series of highly active Cu/ZnO colloidal catalysts for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol.

Graphical abstract: Colloidal Cu/ZnO catalysts for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol: investigating catalyst preparation and ligand effects
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Supported two- and three-dimensional vanadium oxide species on the surface of β-SiC

Dispersing two-dimensional VOx species on β-SiC offers a new approach to scale up propane ODH.

Graphical abstract: Supported two- and three-dimensional vanadium oxide species on the surface of β-SiC
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Effect of hierarchical meso–macroporous structures on the catalytic performance of silica supported cobalt catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis

A series of meso–macroporous silica supports with the same macroporous diameter but different mesoporous diameters were prepared by introducing phase separation into a sol–gel process and used to prepare cobalt catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Effect of hierarchical meso–macroporous structures on the catalytic performance of silica supported cobalt catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis
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Phosphine-pyridonate ligands containing octahedral ruthenium complexes: access to esters and formic acid

Selective formation of esters from primary alcohols or formic acid from carbon dioxide was achieved in the presence of phosphine-pyridone containing ruthenium catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Phosphine-pyridonate ligands containing octahedral ruthenium complexes: access to esters and formic acid
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Catalytic carbonyl hydrosilylations via a titanocene borohydride–PMHS reagent system

Catalytic amounts of titanocene(III) borohydride, generated under mild conditions from commercially available titanocene dichloride, in concert with a stoichiometric hydride source is shown to effectively reduce aldehydes and ketones to their respective alcohols in aprotic media.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic carbonyl hydrosilylations via a titanocene borohydride–PMHS reagent system
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2D/2D heterojunctions of WO3 nanosheet/K+Ca2Nb3O10 ultrathin nanosheet with improved charge separation efficiency for significantly boosting photocatalysis

Harvesting solar energy using semiconductor photocatalysts for wastewater decontamination offers a greener solution to address serious environmental crises.

Graphical abstract: 2D/2D heterojunctions of WO3 nanosheet/K+Ca2Nb3O10− ultrathin nanosheet with improved charge separation efficiency for significantly boosting photocatalysis
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Et3GeH versus Et3SiH: controlling reaction pathways in catalytic C–F bond activations at a nanoscopic aluminum chlorofluoride

Catalytic C–F activations at Lewis-acidic amorphous aluminum chlorofluoride (ACF) with Et3GeH and Et3SiH for reaction pathway control are presented.

Graphical abstract: Et3GeH versus Et3SiH: controlling reaction pathways in catalytic C–F bond activations at a nanoscopic aluminum chlorofluoride
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Simple synthesis of ultrasmall β-Mo2C and α-MoC1−x nanoparticles and new insights into their catalytic mechanisms for dry reforming of methane

Ultrasmall β- and α-molybdenum carbide particles were synthesized by a resin route and they showed different oxidation–recarburization cycles.

Graphical abstract: Simple synthesis of ultrasmall β-Mo2C and α-MoC1−x nanoparticles and new insights into their catalytic mechanisms for dry reforming of methane
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Designing MoS2 nanocatalysts with increased exposure of active edge sites for anthracene hydrogenation reaction

Designing MoS2 nanocatalysts rich with active edge sites by engineering of the nanostructures is an effective strategy to enhance their catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Designing MoS2 nanocatalysts with increased exposure of active edge sites for anthracene hydrogenation reaction
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First-principles study of structure sensitivity of chain growth and selectivity in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis using HCP cobalt catalysts

Co (0001) prefers the CO insertion mechanism with high methane selectivity, but Co (10[1 with combining macron]1) prefers the carbide mechanism with high C2-hydrocarbon selectivity.

Graphical abstract: First-principles study of structure sensitivity of chain growth and selectivity in Fischer–Tropsch synthesis using HCP cobalt catalysts
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Effect of zeolite confinement on the conversion of 1-butanol to butene isomers: mechanistic insights from DFT based microkinetic modelling

First principles microkinetic modelling shows that, unlike in H-ZSM-5 and H-ZSM-22, trans-2-butene formation in H-FER occurs via direct dehydration of 1-butanol.

Graphical abstract: Effect of zeolite confinement on the conversion of 1-butanol to butene isomers: mechanistic insights from DFT based microkinetic modelling
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Hydrogenative ring-rearrangement of biomass derived 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural to 3-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanol using combination catalyst systems of Pt/SiO2 and lanthanoid oxides

Combination catalyst systems composed of Pt/SiO2 and lanthanoid oxides efficiently catalyze the hydrogenative ring-rearrangement of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural in water to produce 3-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanol which can be a unique chemical building block derived from biomass.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenative ring-rearrangement of biomass derived 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural to 3-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanol using combination catalyst systems of Pt/SiO2 and lanthanoid oxides
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Structure–reactivity relationship in isolated Zr sites present in Zr-zeolite and ZrO2 for the Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reaction

An adequate distribution of co-adsorbed reactants on the catalyst surface determines the activity of Zr-containing materials for the MPV reaction.

Graphical abstract: Structure–reactivity relationship in isolated Zr sites present in Zr-zeolite and ZrO2 for the Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reaction
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Tryptophan lyase (NosL): mechanistic insights into amine dehydrogenation and carboxyl fragment migration by QM/MM calculations

QM/MM calculations suggest two feasible pathways for the breaking of the C–C bond of the substrate. The breaking of the Cα–Cβ bond leads to the final product, whereas the cleavage of the Cα–C bond will terminate in the EPR-trapped radical intermediate.

Graphical abstract: Tryptophan lyase (NosL): mechanistic insights into amine dehydrogenation and carboxyl fragment migration by QM/MM calculations
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Rational design of porous binary Pt-based nanodendrites as efficient catalysts for direct glucose fuel cells over a wide pH range

Porous binary PtPd, AuPt, PtCu, and PtNi nanodendrites prepared by a facile one-step reduction under ultrasonic irradiation at room temperature, exhibited a substantial catalytic activity towards glucose oxidation reaction at different pH values relative to a commercial Pt/C catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of porous binary Pt-based nanodendrites as efficient catalysts for direct glucose fuel cells over a wide pH range
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Facile and benign conversion of sucrose to fructose using zeolites with balanced Brønsted and Lewis acidity

A simple and robust two-step process with zeolites as catalysts converts sucrose in high yield into the versatile monosaccharide fructose.

Graphical abstract: Facile and benign conversion of sucrose to fructose using zeolites with balanced Brønsted and Lewis acidity
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Lead-free organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite heterojunction composites for photocatalytic applications

Heterojunction structured MASnI3/TiO2 photocatalysts (MA represents CH3NH3+) are prepared via a facile wet-chemical method and characterized by various techniques.

Graphical abstract: Lead-free organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite heterojunction composites for photocatalytic applications
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Mechanistic insights into complete hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene over Pt/SiO2: effect of Pt dispersion and kinetic analysis

Gas-phase hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene was investigated over Pt/SiO2 catalysts with the aim of understanding the complete hydrogenation of dienes.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights into complete hydrogenation of 1,3-butadiene over Pt/SiO2: effect of Pt dispersion and kinetic analysis
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New insights into catalyst deactivation and product distribution of zeolites in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) reaction with methanol and dimethyl ether feeds

The ability of a zeolitic catalyst to dehydrate methanol to dimethyl ether affects catalyst deactivation and product distribution during the methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) reaction.

Graphical abstract: New insights into catalyst deactivation and product distribution of zeolites in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) reaction with methanol and dimethyl ether feeds
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Ni/Ln2Zr2O7 (Ln = La, Pr, Sm and Y) catalysts for methane steam reforming: the effects of A site replacement

The Ln2Zr2O7 phase varies from pyrochlore to defective fluorite with decreasing rA/rB, thus resulting in Ni/Ln2Zr2O7 catalysts with improved performance.

Graphical abstract: Ni/Ln2Zr2O7 (Ln = La, Pr, Sm and Y) catalysts for methane steam reforming: the effects of A site replacement
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Mass transfer and convection effects in small-scale catalytic hydrogenation

The reaction rate of rhodium-catalyzed hydrogenation of alkynes was shown to be strongly influenced by the transfer of the hydrogen gas into the solution and stirring in the solution.

Graphical abstract: Mass transfer and convection effects in small-scale catalytic hydrogenation
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An efficient Cu-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction in aqueous medium with a zwitterionic ligand, betaine

Betaine, a simple zwitterionic additive, dramatically accelerated the CuAAC reaction in excellent yields under 2.5–200 ppm levels of Cu(I) in water.

Graphical abstract: An efficient Cu-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction in aqueous medium with a zwitterionic ligand, betaine
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Synthesis of ene-yne-enes by nickel-catalyzed double SN2′ substitution of 1,6-dichlorohexa-2,4-diyne

1,6-Dichlorohexa-2,4-diyne undergoes nickel-catalyzed double substitution with aryl and alkenyl Grignard reagents to provide substituted ene-yne-enes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of ene-yne-enes by nickel-catalyzed double SN2′ substitution of 1,6-dichlorohexa-2,4-diyne
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Accelerated catalytic activity of Pd NPs supported on amine-rich silica hollow nanospheres for quinoline hydrogenation

The ultra-small Pd NPs stabilized by the amine-rich silica hollow nanosphere with a TOF as high as 5052 h−1 are among the most active solid catalysts for quinoline hydrogenation. The high catalytic activity could be mainly attributed to the ultra-small particle size and high surface electron density of Pd NPs.

Graphical abstract: Accelerated catalytic activity of Pd NPs supported on amine-rich silica hollow nanospheres for quinoline hydrogenation
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Epoxidation of propene using Au/TiO2: on the difference between H2 and CO as a co-reactant

The role of the reducing gas in the direct epoxidation of propene to propene oxide (PO) using O2 over a Au/TiO2 catalyst was studied through experiments and density functional theory calculations.

Graphical abstract: Epoxidation of propene using Au/TiO2: on the difference between H2 and CO as a co-reactant
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N/O-doped carbon as a “solid ligand” for nano-Pd catalyzed biphenyl- and triphenylamine syntheses

A series of N/O-doped porous carbon supported nanopalladium catalysts have been successfully prepared, in which the N/O doped carbons were controllably produced via polypyrrole/furan synthesis followed by carbonization.

Graphical abstract: N/O-doped carbon as a “solid ligand” for nano-Pd catalyzed biphenyl- and triphenylamine syntheses
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