Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Catalyst Activity Research

    Catalyst Activity is considered as the augmentation of the rate and energy of a chemical reaction by a substance that is not itself changed in the reaction. It lies at the core of many chemical and biochemical processes. In designing useful and ideal materials, we have assumed up to now that the activity of the catalyst remains constant throughout the catalyst’s life. Unfortunately, many nature catalysts are not so kind as to allow this behavior to be the case in most industrially significant catalytic reactions. This special issue will be focused on studying different kinds of catalyst activity and their applications.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring catalyst activity research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Evaluation and characterization of catalyst activity
    • Catalytic reaction mechanisms and kinetics
    • Molecular-level catalytic activity and selectivity
    • Catalyst stability and deactivation
    • Enzymes catalysis
    • Application in chemistry and biochemistry


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Catalyst Activity Research” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    November 26th, 2014

    Publication Date

    January 2015


    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Elio Santacesaria

    University of Napoli Federico II, Italy


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