Special Issue "Generation of H2 and Hydrogenation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Albert Poater

Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi and Departament de Química, Universitat de Girona, C/ Maria Aurèlia Capmany, 69, 17003 Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Website | E-Mail
Interests: multicatalysis; hydrogenation; green chemistry; DFT calculations; organometallic chemistry
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jean‐Luc Renaud

Normandie Univ., LCMT, ENSICAEN, UNICAEN, CNRS, 6 boulevard du Maréchal Juin,14000 Caen, France
Website 1 | Website 2 | E-Mail
Interests: hydrogenation; knölker derivative catalysts; green Chemistry; iron catalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over at least the last century, researchers have made significant attempts to achieve synthesis of new organic compounds through hydrogenation. However, the opposite reaction, i.e., the generation of H2, has also been thoroughly studied in recent decades in order to find a carbon-free energy source as an alternative to petrol. To think the two processes are completely separate would be to overlook the reality of how they are intrinsically linked: Gaseous hydrogen is produced industrially from hydrocarbons by a process known as steam reforming; however, donor molecules, such as formic acid, or alcohols, such as isopropanol or the common ethanol as well as dihydroanthracene, are alternative sources to H2. What is more, due to the current demand of petrol as an energy source, H2 is far from easy to obtain.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the importance of both the generation of molecular hydrogen as an energy source, and also the hydrogenation of any substrate. Submissions are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that reflect the state-of-the-art of this research area.

Dr. Albert Poater
Prof. Dr. Jean‐Luc Renaud
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Hydrogenation
  • H2
  • Catalysis
  • Ligand Design
  • Sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Catalysts EISSN 2073-4344 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top