Special Issue "Selected Papers From the 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.

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Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn
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Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Interests: catalysis and reaction engineering; natural gas conversion; oxidative dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons; millisecond contact time reactors; nanoparticle catalysts; biomass conversion
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Dear Colleagues,

An often-quoted statistic is that catalysts are used in 90% of all chemical products, a reflection of the importance of catalysis in powering a modern society. This includes the role that catalysis plays in the production of fuels, chemical manufacture, fertilizer production, environmental protection and cleanup, pharmaceutical manufacture, sustainable energy, biomass conversion, polymer chemistry, and electrochemistry. ECCS 2020 will present the latest research on the use of catalysts in these critical areas. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Single atom catalysts
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Catalysts for natural gas conversion
  • Catalysts for biomass conversion
  • Computational catalysis
  • Catalyst synthesis and characterization
  • Biocatalysis

For more information on The 1st International Electronic Conference on Catalysis Sciences (ECCS 2020), please go to: https://sciforum.net/conference/ECCS2020

Prof. Dr. Keith L. Hohn
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Chalcogen-Nitrogen Bond: Insights into a Key Chemical Motif
Catalysts 2021, 11(1), 114; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11010114 - 14 Jan 2021
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Chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry deals with systems in which sulfur, selenium, or tellurium is linked to a nitrogen nucleus. This chemical motif is a key component of different functional structures, ranging from inorganic materials and polymers, to rationally designed catalysts, to bioinspired molecules and enzymes. [...] Read more.
Chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry deals with systems in which sulfur, selenium, or tellurium is linked to a nitrogen nucleus. This chemical motif is a key component of different functional structures, ranging from inorganic materials and polymers, to rationally designed catalysts, to bioinspired molecules and enzymes. The formation of a selenium–nitrogen bond, typically occurring upon condensation of an amine and the unstable selenenic acid, often leading to intramolecular cyclizations, and its disruption, mainly promoted by thiols, are rather common events in organic Se-catalyzed processes. In this work, focusing on examples taken from selenium organic chemistry and biochemistry, the selenium–nitrogen bond is described, and its strength and reactivity are quantified using accurate computational methods applied to model molecular systems. The intermediate strength of the Se–N bond, which can be tuned to necessity, gives rise to significant trends when comparing it to the stronger S– and weaker Te–N bonds, reaffirming also in this context the peculiar and valuable role of selenium in chemistry and life. Full article
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