Catalyst synthesis

Catalyst synthesis is the process of fabricating catalytic materials. It aims to optimize factors such as the catalyst activity, selectivity, stability and cost.

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    • Andrew Williams
    Nature Astronomy 5, 864-865
  • News & Views |

    Zeolitic catalyst particles are grown with nanosized fins that improve mass transport into the interior of the particle. This delays catalyst deactivation in the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process.

    • German Sastre
    Nature Materials 19, 1040-1041
  • Comments & Opinion
    | Open Access

    The activation of very inert small molecules generally requires highly reactive activating species, but the high energy of these species makes their regeneration, and thus also catalytic turnover of the reaction, difficult to achieve. Here, the authors highlight the formidable challenge of overcoming the tradeoff between activating power and catalytic turnover in the context of main-group ambiphiles.

    • Rian D. Dewhurst
    • , Marc-André Légaré
    •  & Holger Braunschweig
  • News & Views |

    Intensified interest in the area of nickel catalysis has driven the quest for an air-stable and modular Ni(0) precatalyst. Now, an air-stable Ni(0)-olefin precatalyst allows for the convenient set-up of nickel-catalysed reactions on the benchtop.

    • Timothy B. Boit
    • , Katie A. Spence
    •  & Neil K. Garg