Virtual Special Issue of ACS Catalysis devoted to Catalysis in The Netherlands edited by J. Gascon, E.A. Pidko, J. Ruiz-Martínez and J.I. van der Vlugt.
This Virtual Special Issue of ACS Catalysis highlights “Catalysis in The Netherlands”, a leading country in catalysis research. Several factors make this country unique: (i) the large chemical ‘ecosystem’ in the region, (ii) the nature of collaborative work, and (iii) the tradition of research schools established within large-scale R&D groups at Dutch universities. The size of the country (in terms of surface area), the high population density, and state-of-the-art public transportation support a collaborative environment between academic groups or between universities and industry. This virtual collection presents a broad spectrum of research in the Netherlands, with topics spanning from advanced heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst design, to theory and mechanistic studies, as well as photo-, electro- and bio-catalysis.
The VSI is now available online: http://pubs.acs.org/page/accacs/vi/catalysis-netherlands