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 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to ethylene and ethanol through hydrogen-assisted C–C coupling over fluorine-modified copper756
Matching the kinetics of natural enzymes with a single-atom iron nanozyme493
Atomically dispersed antimony on carbon nitride for the artificial photosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide452
A fundamental look at electrocatalytic sulfur reduction reaction437
Performance enhancement and degradation mechanism identification of a single-atom Co–N–C catalyst for proton exchange membrane fuel cells422
Molecular-level insights on the reactive facet of carbon nitride single crystals photocatalysing overall water splitting409
Chemical and biological catalysis for plastics recycling and upcycling388
Self-adaptive dual-metal-site pairs in metal-organic frameworks for selective CO2 photoreduction to CH4380
Towards molecular understanding of local chemical environment effects in electro- and photocatalytic CO2 reduction376
High-valence metals improve oxygen evolution reaction performance by modulating 3d metal oxidation cycle energetics367
Absence of CO2 electroreduction on copper, gold and silver electrodes without metal cations in solution367
Identification of durable and non-durable FeNx sites in Fe–N–C materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells349
Understanding the inter-site distance effect in single-atom catalysts for oxygen electroreduction315
Electrochemical CO2-to-ethylene conversion on polyamine-incorporated Cu electrodes295
In-situ reconstructed Ru atom array on α-MnO2 with enhanced performance for acidic water oxidation293
Highly active and stable stepped Cu surface for enhanced electrochemical CO2 reduction to C2H4292
Sulfur vacancy-rich MoS2 as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol288
Boosting CO2 hydrogenation via size-dependent metal–support interactions in cobalt/ceria-based catalysts277
Covalency competition dominates the water oxidation structure–activity relationship on spinel oxides272
Lattice-confined Ru clusters with high CO tolerance and activity for the hydrogen oxidation reaction269
Microwave-initiated catalytic deconstruction of plastic waste into hydrogen and high-value carbons269
Redirecting dynamic surface restructuring of a layered transition metal oxide catalyst for superior water oxidation256
Coupling electrochemical CO2 conversion with CO2 capture256
Combined anodic and cathodic hydrogen production from aldehyde oxidation and hydrogen evolution reaction255
Valence oscillation and dynamic active sites in monolayer NiCo hydroxides for water oxidation254
Non-aqueous gas diffusion electrodes for rapid ammonia synthesis from nitrogen and water-splitting-derived hydrogen251
Catalytic upcycling of high-density polyethylene via a processive mechanism242
Interface dynamics of Pd–CeO2 single-atom catalysts during CO oxidation236
Third-generation biorefineries as the means to produce fuels and chemicals from CO2233
Photosynthetic semiconductor biohybrids for solar-driven biocatalysis231
High loading of single atomic iron sites in Fe–NC oxygen reduction catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells225
Modulating electric field distribution by alkali cations for CO2 electroreduction in strongly acidic medium224
Enhancing the stability of cobalt spinel oxide towards sustainable oxygen evolution in acid218
Possibilities and limitations of biotechnological plastic degradation and recycling217
Highly durable metal ensemble catalysts with full dispersion for automotive applications beyond single-atom catalysts213
Advances in supramolecular host-mediated reactivity212
Band structure engineering and defect control of Ta3N5 for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation203
Proton-filtering covalent organic frameworks with superior nitrogen penetration flux promote ambient ammonia synthesis202
Tracking the formation, fate and consequence for catalytic activity of Pt single sites on CeO2201
Phase segregation reversibility in mixed-metal hydroxide water oxidation catalysts190
Oxygen evolution reaction over catalytic single-site Co in a well-defined brookite TiO2 nanorod surface183
Biocatalytic cascades operating on macromolecular scaffolds and in confined environments182
Reversible loss of core–shell structure for Ni–Au bimetallic nanoparticles during CO2 hydrogenation179
Cation-doped ZnS catalysts for polysulfide conversion in lithium–sulfur batteries178
High carbon utilization in CO2 reduction to multi-carbon products in acidic media174
Structural modulation and direct measurement of subnanometric bimetallic PtSn clusters confined in zeolites173
The role of ruthenium in improving the kinetics of hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions of platinum172
Reversely trapping atoms from a perovskite surface for high-performance and durable fuel cell cathodes168
Operando identification of site-dependent water oxidation activity on ruthenium dioxide single-crystal surfaces159
Analysis of the limitations in the oxygen reduction activity of transition metal oxide surfaces149
A selective Au-ZnO/TiO2 hybrid photocatalyst for oxidative coupling of methane to ethane with dioxygen147
Denary oxide nanoparticles as highly stable catalysts for methane combustion147
Induced activation of the commercial Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for the steam reforming of methanol146
Upcycling CO2 into energy-rich long-chain compounds via electrochemical and metabolic engineering145
Atomically dispersed Pt and Fe sites and Pt–Fe nanoparticles for durable proton exchange membrane fuel cells143
The role of Cu1–O3 species in single-atom Cu/ZrO2 catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation142
Overcoming limitations in dual photoredox/nickel-catalysed C–N cross-couplings due to catalyst deactivation141
Strong metal–support interactions on gold nanoparticle catalysts achieved through Le Chatelier’s principle138
Unified mechanistic understanding of CO2 reduction to CO on transition metal and single atom catalysts137
Engineering the Cu/Mo2CTx (MXene) interface to drive CO2 hydrogenation to methanol133
High-purity and high-concentration liquid fuels through CO2 electroreduction131
Simultaneous oxidative and reductive reactions in one system by atomic design129
RetroBioCat as a computer-aided synthesis planning tool for biocatalytic reactions and cascades128
Steering the structure and selectivity of CO2 electroreduction catalysts by potential pulses127
C–O bond activation using ultralow loading of noble metal catalysts on moderately reducible oxides127
N-Heterocyclic carbenes as tunable ligands for catalytic metal surfaces126
A single-Pt-atom-on-Ru-nanoparticle electrocatalyst for CO-resilient methanol oxidation122
Catalytic radical generation of π-allylpalladium complexes121
Alkali ions secure hydrides for catalytic hydrogenation121
Nanostructuring unlocks high performance of platinum single-atom catalysts for stable vinyl chloride production118
Enhancing oxygen reduction electrocatalysis by tuning interfacial hydrogen bonds114
Room-temperature electrochemical acetylene reduction to ethylene with high conversion and selectivity114
Interpretable machine learning for knowledge generation in heterogeneous catalysis113
Photocatalytic strategies for the activation of organic chlorides112
Capabilities and limitations of rotating disk electrodes versus membrane electrode assemblies in the investigation of electrocatalysts111
Hydrogen bond network connectivity in the electric double layer dominates the kinetic pH effect in hydrogen electrocatalysis on Pt111
Fully exposed palladium cluster catalysts enable hydrogen production from nitrogen heterocycles109
Selective CO-to-acetate electroreduction via intermediate adsorption tuning on ordered Cu–Pd sites109
Metal-free photosensitized oxyimination of unactivated alkenes with bifunctional oxime carbonates108
Highly selective and productive reduction of carbon dioxide to multicarbon products via in situ CO management using segmented tandem electrodes108
α-Fe2O3 as a versatile and efficient oxygen atom transfer catalyst in combination with H2O as the oxygen source108
Recommended practice to report selectivity in electrochemical synthesis of H2O2107
Overall photocatalytic water splitting by an organolead iodide crystalline material106
Dicarboxylation of alkenes, allenes and (hetero)arenes with CO2 via visible-light photoredox catalysis104
Copper-catalysed benzylic C–H coupling with alcohols via radical relay enabled by redox buffering104
Amorphizing noble metal chalcogenide catalysts at the single-layer limit towards hydrogen production102
Long-chain hydrocarbons by CO2 electroreduction using polarized nickel catalysts100
A heterogeneous iridium single-atom-site catalyst for highly regioselective carbenoid O–H bond insertion97
Directed evolution of an efficient and thermostable PET depolymerase97
Bimetallic monolayer catalyst breaks the activity–selectivity trade-off on metal particle size for efficient chemoselective hydrogenations93
Following the structure of copper-zinc-alumina across the pressure gap in carbon dioxide hydrogenation92
Synergistic catalysis in an artificial enzyme by simultaneous action of two abiological catalytic sites91
Construction of axial chirality via palladium/chiral norbornene cooperative catalysis89
Enhanced photocatalytic alkane production from fatty acid decarboxylation via inhibition of radical oligomerization88
Deep learning-based kcat prediction enables improved enzyme-constrained model reconstruction88
Au-ZSM-5 catalyses the selective oxidation of CH4 to CH3OH and CH3COOH using O288
Highly efficient additive-free dehydrogenation of neat formic acid88
Unifying views on catalyst deactivation87
Unlocking the potential of the formate pathway in the photo-assisted Sabatier reaction86
General features to enhance enzymatic activity of poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolysis85
Catalyst-controlled enantioselective 1,1-arylboration of unactivated olefins85
Selective electrocatalytic semihydrogenation of acetylene impurities for the production of polymer-grade ethylene84
Solid–liquid phase transition induced electrocatalytic switching from hydrogen evolution to highly selective CO2 reduction84
Tuning water reduction through controlled nanoconfinement within an organic liquid matrix84
Recovering carbon losses in CO2 electrolysis using a solid electrolyte reactor84
Ultralow overpotential nitrate reduction to ammonia via a three-step relay mechanism82
Enantioselective hydrogenation of dialkyl ketones82
Engineering catalyst supports to stabilize PdOx two-dimensional rafts for water-tolerant methane oxidation81
Nanometre-scale spectroscopic visualization of catalytic sites during a hydrogenation reaction on a Pd/Au bimetallic catalyst80
Operando visualization of the hydrogen evolution reaction with atomic-scale precision at different metal–graphene interfaces79
Plasmon-driven carbon–fluorine (C(sp3)–F) bond activation with mechanistic insights into hot-carrier-mediated pathways78
A new-to-nature carboxylation module to improve natural and synthetic CO2 fixation78
Selective electrocatalysis imparted by metal–insulator transition for durability enhancement of automotive fuel cells77
Ensemble effect for single-atom, small cluster and nanoparticle catalysts76
Copper-catalysed amination of alkyl iodides enabled by halogen-atom transfer76
Intramolecular hydroxyl nucleophilic attack pathway by a polymeric water oxidation catalyst with single cobalt sites76
Photoelectrochemical asymmetric catalysis enables site- and enantioselective cyanation of benzylic C–H bonds76
Switching of metal–oxygen hybridization for selective CO2 electrohydrogenation under mild temperature and pressure75
A spatially orthogonal hierarchically porous acid–base catalyst for cascade and antagonistic reactions73
Uniting biological and chemical strategies for selective CO2 reduction71
Light-driven CO2 sequestration in Escherichia coli to achieve theoretical yield of chemicals71
A residue-free approach to water disinfection using catalytic in situ generation of reactive oxygen species71
Electrochemical oxidative aminocarbonylation of terminal alkynes71
Structure dependency of the atomic-scale mechanisms of platinum electro-oxidation and dissolution70
Catalytic enantioselective desymmetrizing functionalization of alkyl radicals via Cu(i)/CPA cooperative catalysis69
Ternary platinum–cobalt–indium nanoalloy on ceria as a highly efficient catalyst for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane using CO269
Asymmetric O-propargylation of secondary aliphatic alcohols69
The role of alkali metal cations and platinum-surface hydroxyl in the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction68
Electrolytic deuteration of unsaturated bonds without using D268
Revealing nitrogen-containing species in commercial catalysts used for ammonia electrosynthesis67
Interplay of electrochemical and electrical effects induces structural transformations in electrocatalysts67
Cu-catalysed intramolecular radical enantioconvergent tertiary β-C(sp3)–H amination of racemic ketones66
Visible-light photocatalytic di- and hydro-carboxylation of unactivated alkenes with CO266
Current state and future perspectives of engineered and artificial peroxygenases for the oxyfunctionalization of organic molecules65
Ternary ruthenium complex hydrides for ammonia synthesis via the associative mechanism64
Performance metrics for sustainable catalysis in industry63
Rational design of perovskite ferrites as high-performance proton-conducting fuel cell cathodes63
Cobalt-catalysed enantioselective C(sp3)–C(sp3) coupling61
Direct methane activation by atomically thin platinum nanolayers on two-dimensional metal carbides61
Electrochemically induced nickel catalysis for oxygenation reactions with water61
Structure–function relationships of radical SAM enzymes61
The shape of water in zeolites and its impact on epoxidation catalysis60
Switchable wetting of oxygen-evolving oxide catalysts60
Silica-supported Fe/Fe–O nanoparticles for the catalytic hydrogenation of nitriles to amines in the presence of aluminium additives60
Enhanced CO2 utilization in dry reforming of methane achieved through nickel-mediated hydrogen spillover in zeolite crystals60
Quantifying the electrochemical active site density of precious metal-free catalysts in situ in fuel cells60
Site-selective alkene borylation enabled by synergistic hydrometallation and borometallation58
Iron-catalysed asymmetric carboazidation of styrenes58
A kinetic descriptor for the electrolyte effect on the oxygen reduction kinetics on Pt(111)58
Catalytic enantioselective synthesis of chiral tetraarylmethanes57
Self-activation of copper electrodes during CO electro-oxidation in alkaline electrolyte56
Identification of the active sites in supported subnanometric metal catalysts56
Copper/alkaline earth metal oxide interfaces for electrochemical CO2-to-alcohol conversion by selective hydrogenation55
Delocalization state-induced selective bond breaking for efficient methanol electrosynthesis from CO255
Biocatalytic reductive amination from discovery to commercial manufacturing applied to abrocitinib JAK1 inhibitor55
Direct propylene epoxidation with oxygen using a photo-electro-heterogeneous catalytic system53
Chance emergence of catalytic activity and promiscuity in a self-replicator53
Regulating oxygen activity of perovskites to promote NOx oxidation and reduction kinetics53
Experimental Sabatier plot for predictive design of active and stable Pt-alloy oxygen reduction reaction catalysts52
Water-induced deactivation of cobalt-based Fischer–Tropsch catalysts52
Chemical gradients in automotive Cu-SSZ-13 catalysts for NOx removal revealed by operando X-ray spectrotomography51
Reversible H2 oxidation and evolution by hydrogenase embedded in a redox polymer film51
One-step conversion of crude oil to light olefins using a multi-zone reactor51
Acidity of surface-infiltrated binary oxides as a sensitive descriptor of oxygen exchange kinetics in mixed conducting oxides50
Threshold potentials for fast kinetics during mediated redox catalysis of insulators in Li–O2 and Li–S batteries50
19F- and 18F-arene deoxyfluorination via organic photoredox-catalysed polarity-reversed nucleophilic aromatic substitution49
Correlating hydration free energy and specific adsorption of alkali metal cations during CO2 electroreduction on Au49
Electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide for the Paris goals49
Surface molecular imprinting over supported metal catalysts for size-dependent selective hydrogenation reactions49