Nature Catalysis

(The TQCC of Nature Catalysis is 49. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Matching the kinetics of natural enzymes with a single-atom iron nanozyme586
Atomically dispersed antimony on carbon nitride for the artificial photosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide573
A fundamental look at electrocatalytic sulfur reduction reaction498
Chemical and biological catalysis for plastics recycling and upcycling481
Performance enhancement and degradation mechanism identification of a single-atom Co–N–C catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells480
Absence of CO2 electroreduction on copper, gold and silver electrodes without metal cations in solution466
Self-adaptive dual-metal-site pairs in metal-organic frameworks for selective CO2 photoreduction to CH4465
High-valence metals improve oxygen evolution reaction performance by modulating 3d metal oxidation cycle energetics436
Towards molecular understanding of local chemical environment effects in electro- and photocatalytic CO2 reduction429
Identification of durable and non-durable FeNx sites in Fe–N–C materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells412
In-situ reconstructed Ru atom array on α-MnO2 with enhanced performance for acidic water oxidation405
Understanding the inter-site distance effect in single-atom catalysts for oxygen electroreduction373
Electrochemical CO2-to-ethylene conversion on polyamine-incorporated Cu electrodes351
Sulfur vacancy-rich MoS2 as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol346
Highly active and stable stepped Cu surface for enhanced electrochemical CO2 reduction to C2H4338
Coupling electrochemical CO2 conversion with CO2 capture325
Combined anodic and cathodic hydrogen production from aldehyde oxidation and hydrogen evolution reaction323
Microwave-initiated catalytic deconstruction of plastic waste into hydrogen and high-value carbons316
Modulating electric field distribution by alkali cations for CO2 electroreduction in strongly acidic medium309
High loading of single atomic iron sites in Fe–NC oxygen reduction catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells304
Redirecting dynamic surface restructuring of a layered transition metal oxide catalyst for superior water oxidation303
Catalytic upcycling of high-density polyethylene via a processive mechanism299
Valence oscillation and dynamic active sites in monolayer NiCo hydroxides for water oxidation299
Enhancing the stability of cobalt spinel oxide towards sustainable oxygen evolution in acid290
Interface dynamics of Pd–CeO2 single-atom catalysts during CO oxidation278
High carbon utilization in CO2 reduction to multi-carbon products in acidic media251
Possibilities and limitations of biotechnological plastic degradation and recycling249
Cation-doped ZnS catalysts for polysulfide conversion in lithium–sulfur batteries245
Proton-filtering covalent organic frameworks with superior nitrogen penetration flux promote ambient ammonia synthesis239
Band structure engineering and defect control of Ta3N5 for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation234
Tracking the formation, fate and consequence for catalytic activity of Pt single sites on CeO2234
Advances in supramolecular host-mediated reactivity232
Phase segregation reversibility in mixed-metal hydroxide water oxidation catalysts224
The role of ruthenium in improving the kinetics of hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions of platinum217
The role of Cu1–O3 species in single-atom Cu/ZrO2 catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation212
Oxygen evolution reaction over catalytic single-site Co in a well-defined brookite TiO2 nanorod surface201
Induced activation of the commercial Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for the steam reforming of methanol201
Ultralow overpotential nitrate reduction to ammonia via a three-step relay mechanism195
Reversely trapping atoms from a perovskite surface for high-performance and durable fuel cell cathodes194
Hydrogen bond network connectivity in the electric double layer dominates the kinetic pH effect in hydrogen electrocatalysis on Pt189
Atomically dispersed Pt and Fe sites and Pt–Fe nanoparticles for durable proton exchange membrane fuel cells188
Analysis of the limitations in the oxygen reduction activity of transition metal oxide surfaces187
Upcycling CO2 into energy-rich long-chain compounds via electrochemical and metabolic engineering183
A selective Au-ZnO/TiO2 hybrid photocatalyst for oxidative coupling of methane to ethane with dioxygen182
Unified mechanistic understanding of CO2 reduction to CO on transition metal and single atom catalysts182
Denary oxide nanoparticles as highly stable catalysts for methane combustion182
Strong metal–support interactions on gold nanoparticle catalysts achieved through Le Chatelier’s principle178
Steering the structure and selectivity of CO2 electroreduction catalysts by potential pulses171
High-purity and high-concentration liquid fuels through CO2 electroreduction168
A single-Pt-atom-on-Ru-nanoparticle electrocatalyst for CO-resilient methanol oxidation166
N-Heterocyclic carbenes as tunable ligands for catalytic metal surfaces161
Engineering the Cu/Mo2CTx (MXene) interface to drive CO2 hydrogenation to methanol158
Directed evolution of an efficient and thermostable PET depolymerase157
Overcoming limitations in dual photoredox/nickel-catalysed C–N cross-couplings due to catalyst deactivation154
Selective CO-to-acetate electroreduction via intermediate adsorption tuning on ordered Cu–Pd sites151
Fully exposed palladium cluster catalysts enable hydrogen production from nitrogen heterocycles151
Capabilities and limitations of rotating disk electrodes versus membrane electrode assemblies in the investigation of electrocatalysts148
Interpretable machine learning for knowledge generation in heterogeneous catalysis148
RetroBioCat as a computer-aided synthesis planning tool for biocatalytic reactions and cascades146
Room-temperature electrochemical acetylene reduction to ethylene with high conversion and selectivity146
Simultaneous oxidative and reductive reactions in one system by atomic design145
Enhancing oxygen reduction electrocatalysis by tuning interfacial hydrogen bonds141
Unifying views on catalyst deactivation140
Highly selective and productive reduction of carbon dioxide to multicarbon products via in situ CO management using segmented tandem electrodes139
Alkali ions secure hydrides for catalytic hydrogenation135
Overall photocatalytic water splitting by an organolead iodide crystalline material134
Photocatalytic strategies for the activation of organic chlorides134
Amorphizing noble metal chalcogenide catalysts at the single-layer limit towards hydrogen production131
Ensemble effect for single-atom, small cluster and nanoparticle catalysts130
Long-chain hydrocarbons by CO2 electroreduction using polarized nickel catalysts130
α-Fe2O3 as a versatile and efficient oxygen atom transfer catalyst in combination with H2O as the oxygen source128
Deep learning-based kcat prediction enables improved enzyme-constrained model reconstruction127
Recommended practice to report selectivity in electrochemical synthesis of H2O2126
Bimetallic monolayer catalyst breaks the activity–selectivity trade-off on metal particle size for efficient chemoselective hydrogenations122
Dicarboxylation of alkenes, allenes and (hetero)arenes with CO2 via visible-light photoredox catalysis121
Following the structure of copper-zinc-alumina across the pressure gap in carbon dioxide hydrogenation119
Intramolecular hydroxyl nucleophilic attack pathway by a polymeric water oxidation catalyst with single cobalt sites115
Metal-free photosensitized oxyimination of unactivated alkenes with bifunctional oxime carbonates114
A heterogeneous iridium single-atom-site catalyst for highly regioselective carbenoid O–H bond insertion114
General features to enhance enzymatic activity of poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolysis111
Au-ZSM-5 catalyses the selective oxidation of CH4 to CH3OH and CH3COOH using O2111
The role of alkali metal cations and platinum-surface hydroxyl in the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction110
Selective electrocatalytic semihydrogenation of acetylene impurities for the production of polymer-grade ethylene108
Engineering catalyst supports to stabilize PdOx two-dimensional rafts for water-tolerant methane oxidation107
Recovering carbon losses in CO2 electrolysis using a solid electrolyte reactor106
Photoelectrochemical asymmetric catalysis enables site- and enantioselective cyanation of benzylic C–H bonds105
Tuning water reduction through controlled nanoconfinement within an organic liquid matrix102
Construction of axial chirality via palladium/chiral norbornene cooperative catalysis102
Highly efficient additive-free dehydrogenation of neat formic acid101
Unlocking the potential of the formate pathway in the photo-assisted Sabatier reaction101
Solid–liquid phase transition induced electrocatalytic switching from hydrogen evolution to highly selective CO2 reduction99
Operando visualization of the hydrogen evolution reaction with atomic-scale precision at different metal–graphene interfaces95
Ternary platinum–cobalt–indium nanoalloy on ceria as a highly efficient catalyst for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane using CO295
Nanometre-scale spectroscopic visualization of catalytic sites during a hydrogenation reaction on a Pd/Au bimetallic catalyst94
A new-to-nature carboxylation module to improve natural and synthetic CO2 fixation93
Strain enhances the activity of molecular electrocatalysts via carbon nanotube supports92
Light-driven CO2 sequestration in Escherichia coli to achieve theoretical yield of chemicals92
Copper/alkaline earth metal oxide interfaces for electrochemical CO2-to-alcohol conversion by selective hydrogenation90
Enhanced CO2 utilization in dry reforming of methane achieved through nickel-mediated hydrogen spillover in zeolite crystals89
Copper-catalysed amination of alkyl iodides enabled by halogen-atom transfer89
Catalyst-controlled enantioselective 1,1-arylboration of unactivated olefins89
Rational design of perovskite ferrites as high-performance proton-conducting fuel cell cathodes89
Visible-light photocatalytic di- and hydro-carboxylation of unactivated alkenes with CO289
Quantifying the electrochemical active site density of precious metal-free catalysts in situ in fuel cells84
A kinetic descriptor for the electrolyte effect on the oxygen reduction kinetics on Pt(111)84
Uniting biological and chemical strategies for selective CO2 reduction83
Delocalization state-induced selective bond breaking for efficient methanol electrosynthesis from CO283
Electrolytic deuteration of unsaturated bonds without using D282
A residue-free approach to water disinfection using catalytic in situ generation of reactive oxygen species81
Switching of metal–oxygen hybridization for selective CO2 electrohydrogenation under mild temperature and pressure81
A spatially orthogonal hierarchically porous acid–base catalyst for cascade and antagonistic reactions80
Revealing nitrogen-containing species in commercial catalysts used for ammonia electrosynthesis79
Structure dependency of the atomic-scale mechanisms of platinum electro-oxidation and dissolution79
Interplay of electrochemical and electrical effects induces structural transformations in electrocatalysts79
Photocatalytic sacrificial H2 evolution dominated by micropore-confined exciton transfer in hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks78
Supramolecular tuning of supported metal phthalocyanine catalysts for hydrogen peroxide electrosynthesis78
Cobalt-catalysed enantioselective C(sp3)–C(sp3) coupling77
Ternary ruthenium complex hydrides for ammonia synthesis via the associative mechanism77
The shape of water in zeolites and its impact on epoxidation catalysis77
Performance metrics for sustainable catalysis in industry74
Silica-supported Fe/Fe–O nanoparticles for the catalytic hydrogenation of nitriles to amines in the presence of aluminium additives74
Direct methane activation by atomically thin platinum nanolayers on two-dimensional metal carbides74
Nickel–molybdenum–niobium metallic glass for efficient hydrogen oxidation in hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cells74
Linear paired electrochemical valorization of glycerol enabled by the electro-Fenton process using a stable NiSe2 cathode72
Optimizing the p charge of S in p-block metal sulfides for sulfur reduction electrocatalysis71
Current state and future perspectives of engineered and artificial peroxygenases for the oxyfunctionalization of organic molecules71
Switchable wetting of oxygen-evolving oxide catalysts70
Electrochemically induced nickel catalysis for oxygenation reactions with water70
Biocatalytic reductive amination from discovery to commercial manufacturing applied to abrocitinib JAK1 inhibitor69
Experimental Sabatier plot for predictive design of active and stable Pt-alloy oxygen reduction reaction catalysts69
Direct propylene epoxidation with oxygen using a photo-electro-heterogeneous catalytic system68
Iron-catalysed asymmetric carboazidation of styrenes67
Self-activation of copper electrodes during CO electro-oxidation in alkaline electrolyte65
Blocking the reverse reactions of overall water splitting on a Rh/GaN–ZnO photocatalyst modified with Al2O365
Regulating oxygen activity of perovskites to promote NOx oxidation and reduction kinetics65
Correlating hydration free energy and specific adsorption of alkali metal cations during CO2 electroreduction on Au64
One-step conversion of crude oil to light olefins using a multi-zone reactor64
Identification of the active sites in supported subnanometric metal catalysts63
Photoinduced chemomimetic biocatalysis for enantioselective intermolecular radical conjugate addition63
Enhancing acetate selectivity by coupling anodic oxidation to carbon monoxide electroreduction62
Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide for the Paris goals62
Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of chiral tetraarylmethanes62
Bridging the complexity gap in computational heterogeneous catalysis with machine learning62
Surface molecular imprinting over supported metal catalysts for size-dependent selective hydrogenation reactions61
Oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis in neutral media for bioelectrochemical systems61
Threshold potentials for fast kinetics during mediated redox catalysis of insulators in Li–O2 and Li–S batteries61
Critical role of solvent-modulated hydrogen-binding strength in the catalytic hydrogenation of benzaldehyde on palladium60
Reversible H2 oxidation and evolution by hydrogenase embedded in a redox polymer film60
Chemical gradients in automotive Cu-SSZ-13 catalysts for NOx removal revealed by operando X-ray spectrotomography59
Acidity of surface-infiltrated binary oxides as a sensitive descriptor of oxygen exchange kinetics in mixed conducting oxides58
Peripheral-nitrogen effects on the Ru1 centre for highly efficient propane dehydrogenation58
Water-induced deactivation of cobalt-based Fischer–Tropsch catalysts58
Selective electrochemical synthesis of urea from nitrate and CO2 via relay catalysis on hybrid catalysts58
Best practices for experiments and reporting in photocatalytic CO2 reduction58
Coordination and activation of nitrous oxide by iron zeolites57
Breaking structure sensitivity in CO2 hydrogenation by tuning metal–oxide interfaces in supported cobalt nanoparticles57
Bacteria–photocatalyst sheet for sustainable carbon dioxide utilization55
Enhancing the connection between computation and experiments in electrocatalysis55
Biomimetic active sites on monolayered metal–organic frameworks for artificial photosynthesis55
Unusual zymogen activation patterns in the protein corona of Ca-zeolites54
Critical enzyme reactions in aromatic catabolism for microbial lignin conversion54
Redox-mediated electrosynthesis of ethylene oxide from CO2 and water54
Reaction product-driven restructuring and assisted stabilization of a highly dispersed Rh-on-ceria catalyst54
Standardized protocols for evaluating platinum group metal-free oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts in polymer electrolyte fuel cells53
19F- and 18F-arene deoxyfluorination via organic photoredox-catalysed polarity-reversed nucleophilic aromatic substitution53
Construction of axial chirality via asymmetric radical trapping by cobalt under visible light53
Cationic-group-functionalized electrocatalysts enable stable acidic CO2 electrolysis52
Tuning the thermal activation atmosphere breaks the activity–stability trade-off of Fe–N–C oxygen reduction fuel cell catalysts52
A semiconducting polymer bulk heterojunction photoanode for solar water oxidation52
Mechanism-guided tunnel engineering to increase the efficiency of a flavin-dependent halogenase52
Catalytic enantio- and diastereoselective domino halocyclization and spiroketalization52
Deciphering the oxygen activation mechanism at the CuC site of particulate methane monooxygenase50
Energy transfer-enabled unsymmetrical diamination using bifunctional nitrogen-radical precursors50
Heterogeneous electrocatalysis goes chemical49
Regioirregular and catalytic Mizoroki–Heck reactions49
Light-driven CO2 methanation over Au-grafted Ce0.95Ru0.05O2 solid-solution catalysts with activities approaching the thermodynamic limit49
Chiral paddle-wheel diruthenium complexes for asymmetric catalysis49
Decreasing the catalytic ignition temperature of diesel soot using electrified conductive oxide catalysts49
Enantioselective synthesis of amino acids from ammonia49