Image: Fabian Eisenreich and Michael Kathan (Humboldt University). Cover design: Karen Moore.

Issue 7 Live.

Nature Catalysis covers all areas of catalysis, incorporating the work of scientists, engineers and industry. Issue 7 now live.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    A haem–carbenoid has been proposed to be involved in abiological enzymatic reactions. Now, Hilvert and co-workers provide crystallographic evidence for a haem–carbenoid intermediate as the reactive species in an olefin cyclopropanation reaction catalysed by an artificial metalloenzyme.

    • Takahiro Hayashi
    • , Matthias Tinzl
    • , Takahiro Mori
    • , Ute Krengel
    • , Jonny Proppe
    • , Janne Soetbeer
    • , Daniel Klose
    • , Gunnar Jeschke
    • , Markus Reiher
    •  & Donald Hilvert
  • Article |

    Methanol-to-olefins (MTO) conversion over zeolites is a promising route for the production of light olefins. Now, Corma and co-workers show that using mimics of reaction intermediates as structure-directing agents allows the synthesis of highly selective zeolite MTO-catalysts.

    • Chengeng Li
    • , Cecilia Paris
    • , Joaquín Martínez-Triguero
    • , Mercedes Boronat
    • , Manuel Moliner
    •  & Avelino Corma
  • Review Article |

    • Shelby L. Foster
    • , Sergio I. Perez Bakovic
    • , Royce D. Duda
    • , Sharad Maheshwari
    • , Ross D. Milton
    • , Shelley D. Minteer
    • , Michael J. Janik
    • , Julie N. Renner
    •  & Lauren F. Greenlee
  • Article |

    Supported metal nanoparticles are indispensable catalysts in industry, yet they are often subjected to severe sintering. Now, a general method based on metal immobilization within zeolite is reported for the preparation of highly sinter-resistant catalysts for a broad range of industrially relevant processes.

    • Jian Zhang
    • , Liang Wang
    • , Bingsen Zhang
    • , Haishuang Zhao
    • , Ute Kolb
    • , Yihan Zhu
    • , Lingmei Liu
    • , Yu Han
    • , Guoxiong Wang
    • , Chengtao Wang
    • , Dang Sheng Su
    • , Bruce C. Gates
    •  & Feng-Shou Xiao
  • Article |

    The properties of polymers depend on monomer composition and chain length, but regulating these structural features during polymer synthesis is a challenge. Now Hecht and co-workers report a photoswitchable catalyst system that can repeatedly be switched between ON and OFF states, allowing remote control of the polymerization process. Furthermore, copolymerization with control over monomer incorporation is demonstrated.

    • Fabian Eisenreich
    • , Michael Kathan
    • , Andre Dallmann
    • , Svante P. Ihrig
    • , Timm Schwaar
    • , Bernd M. Schmidt
    •  & Stefan Hecht

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Pairing electrosynthetic anode and cathode processes (either convergent or divergent) is essential to maximize energy usage/sustainability and to minimize waste. New approaches to pairing in electrosynthesis are needed and the use of a palladium film membrane by Berlinguette and co-workers represents an effective paired reactor prototype that couples electrosynthesis with chemical catalysis.

    • Frank Marken
    •  & Steven D. Bull
  • Editorial |

    Industrial publications are a very valuable and multifaceted tool for the wider catalysis community; they can foster the productive collaboration of university and corporate research laboratories, an essential partnership for the solution of important societal problems

  • News & Views |

    The identification of organic structure-directing agents capable of tailoring the physicochemical properties of microporous materials has remained a challenge. Now, a unique methodology to design organic mimics of reaction intermediates provides a route to optimize the selectivity of zeolite catalysts.

    • Jeffrey D. Rimer
  • News & Views |

    Control over the length and composition of polymers is key to controlling their properties. Now, a photoswitchable catalyst is shown to allow external control over reaction rates, chain lengths and even polymer composition in ring-opening polymerizations.

    • Paula K. Kuroishi
    •  & Andrew P. Dove

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