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


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  • Solvent structuring affects the energy landscape of catalytic reactions, but the quantitative understanding of such effects remains difficult. Now, the structure of water within the micropores of different zeolites is disclosed together with the effects that its reorganization has over alkene epoxidation catalysis.

    • Daniel T. Bregante
    • Matthew C. Chan
    • David W. Flaherty
  • The design of artificial organelles for applications in living cells faces several challenges such as cellular uptake, stability and biocompatibility. Now, fusion of exosomes creates beneficial nanoreactors and their use for compartmentalized biocatalytic cascade reactions in cells is demonstrated.

    • Sumit Kumar
    • Mamata Karmacharya
    • Yoon-Kyoung Cho
  • The mechanism of heterogeneous aqueous-phase aerobic oxidations remains under debate. Now, it has been shown that the reaction can be described as two coupled electrochemical half-reactions for oxygen reduction and substrate oxidation, and the thermochemical rates can be derived from the electrochemical half-reactions via the application of mixed potential theory.

    • Jaeyune Ryu
    • Daniel T. Bregante
    • Yogesh Surendranath
  • Understanding the role of hydrogen bonds at the electrode interface is important for controlling the kinetics of the oxygen-reduction reaction. Here the authors modify gold and platinum surfaces with a series of protic ionic liquids to show that pKa can be used to optimize proton-coupled electron transfer through hydrogen bonding.

    • Tao Wang
    • Yirui Zhang
    • Yang Shao-Horn
  • The old catalysis literature still has much to offer to the research community. This issue presents a selection of retro News & Views articles that highlight some key historical developments in the subareas of catalysis.

  • Research projects are often developed by multiple groups worldwide, either in collaboration or in a form of genuine competition. In this Editorial, we discuss our approach to dealing with situations where multiple related manuscripts are submitted or published, in our journal or elsewhere, within a short period of time.

  • Identifying the active sites in supported catalysts comprising isolated metal atoms and subnanometric clusters is challenging because of the difficulty in obtaining detailed structural information under reaction conditions. Here, we discuss the limitations and pitfalls that may be encountered and provide suggestions accordingly.

    • Lichen Liu
    • Avelino Corma
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