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Themed collection 2018 Catalysis Science & Technology HOT Articles

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Featuring Xantphos

This review highlights the use of the bisphosphine ligand group in homogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Featuring Xantphos
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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
Communication

Phosphine-free cobalt catalyst precursors for the selective hydrogenation of olefins

A phosphine-free Co(NNS)Cl2 complex was used as a catalyst precursor for the highly selective hydrogenation of alkenes in the presence of other functional groups such as ketones.

Graphical abstract: Phosphine-free cobalt catalyst precursors for the selective hydrogenation of olefins
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Micropore blocked core–shell ZSM-22 designed via epitaxial growth with enhanced shape selectivity and high n-dodecane hydroisomerization performance

Core–shell ZSM-22 designed via epitaxy and modified via micropore blockage exhibits high n-dodecane hydroisomerization performance.

Graphical abstract: Micropore blocked core–shell ZSM-22 designed via epitaxial growth with enhanced shape selectivity and high n-dodecane hydroisomerization performance
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Ligand-functionalized Pt nanoparticles as asymmetric heterogeneous catalysts: molecular reaction control by ligand–reactant interactions

Stereoselective control on amino acid functionalized supported Pt nanoparticles by means of dispersion interactions.

Graphical abstract: Ligand-functionalized Pt nanoparticles as asymmetric heterogeneous catalysts: molecular reaction control by ligand–reactant interactions
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Prediction of morphological changes of catalyst materials under reaction conditions by combined ab initio thermodynamics and microkinetic modelling

Microkinetic modeling, ab initio thermodynamics and Wulff–Kaishew construction are used to predict catalyst structural changes under reaction conditions.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of morphological changes of catalyst materials under reaction conditions by combined ab initio thermodynamics and microkinetic modelling
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α-Oxidative decarboxylation of fatty acids catalysed by cytochrome P450 peroxygenases yielding shorter-alkyl-chain fatty acids

Shorter-alkyl-chain fatty acids such as tridecanoic acid or lauric acid were produced from myristic acid by CYP152 peroxygenases.

Graphical abstract: α-Oxidative decarboxylation of fatty acids catalysed by cytochrome P450 peroxygenases yielding shorter-alkyl-chain fatty acids
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Dynamic equilibria in supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysis: in situ IR spectroscopy identifies [Ru(CO)xCly]n species in water gas shift catalysis

Ru-based SILP systems efficiently catalyze the low-temperature water-gas shift reaction (WGSR).

Graphical abstract: Dynamic equilibria in supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysis: in situ IR spectroscopy identifies [Ru(CO)xCly]n species in water gas shift catalysis
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Effect of steam and CO2 on ethane activation over Zn-ZSM-5

Hydrolysis of Zn(II) sites in Zn-ZSM-5 suppresses ethane oligomerization and aromatization.

Graphical abstract: Effect of steam and CO2 on ethane activation over Zn-ZSM-5
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Performance of edges on carbon for the catalytic hydroxylation of benzene to phenol

The defect site plays an essential role in hydroxyl radical formation from H2O2, which is the rate-controlling step.

Graphical abstract: Performance of edges on carbon for the catalytic hydroxylation of benzene to phenol
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Welcome to our online rolling collection of the hottest work published in Catalysis Science & Technology. Here we feature all the 2018 Catalysis Science & Technology articles highlighted as HOT by the handling editor or our referees. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

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