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Call for Papers: Advances and Applications in Catalysis with Earth-Abundant Metals

Precious-metal catalysts are workhorses for selective organic chemistry, particularly for key applications such as pharmaceutical development and production, fine and specialty chemicals preparation, and plastics manufacture. However, the low availability and high cost of these metals point to a critical need for greener alternatives. In this regard, earth-abundant metal catalysis is considered essential to the sustainable future of chemical synthesis and manufacturing.

The ACS Publications journals Organometallics and Organic Process Research & Development are partnering to produce a Virtual Special Issue featuring the latest work on earth-abundant metal catalysis from research teams across industrial process chemistry and academia. Topics appropriate for this issue will focus on the design and applications of green and sustainable ligands and catalysts involving earth-abundant metals from main group and transition metals across the Periodic Table. Research that capitalizes on industry-academic collaborations and work from start-up companies and national laboratories is welcome.


Organometallics: Professor Paul J. Chirik, Princeton University, United States

Organic Process Research & Development: Dr. Kai Rossen, EuroAPI, France

Guest Editors:

Dr. Katherine Wheelhouse, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

Dr. Gregory Beutner, Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States

Dr. Ruth Webster, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Author Instructions:

To submit your manuscript, please visit the Organometallics website or Organic Process Research & Development website as appropriate and follow the procedures. Once in the ACS Paragon Plus submission system, select the special issue “Advances and Applications in Catalysis with Earth-Abundant Metals.” All manuscripts will undergo the selected journal’s rigorous editorial peer review process and be published online immediately if accepted, with all articles later published together in a virtual collection.

Submissions by December 1, 2022. For questions, please contact

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