About the Journal


The biannual Journal of the Malaysian Journal of Catalysis (Malay. J. Catal.) is open access and peer-reviewed research journal published by the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia supported by the Malaysian Catalysis Society (MCS). This journal is a free-processing fee and will be published on January-June and July-December.

The aims and scope of the journal encompass research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications, and scientific commentaries from fundamental principles to practical applications in the broad field of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis.

All manuscript submissions must be made through the journal's online manuscript system at "Submission".

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Topics of the journal (but are not limited to):

1. Catalytic Mechanisms
1-1. Spectroscopic and Visualizing Characterizations
1-2. Surface Chemistry, Reaction Kinetics and Mechanisms
1-3. Molecular Simulation and Theoretical Modeling
1-4. New Concepts for Catalysis

2. Catalytic Materials
2-1. Nanostructured Catalytic Materials
2-2. Micro- and Meso-Porous Catalytic Materials
2-3. Hybrid materials for catalysis
2-4. Novel Design and Synthetic Approaches

3. Catalysis for Energy
3-1. Efficient Utilization of Fossil Sources
3-2. Clean Energy Conversion: Electrocatalysis
3-3. Biomass Conversion
3-4. Photocatalysis for Hydrogen Production

4. Environmental Catalysis
4-1. Automotive Exhaust Cleanup
4-2. Water Pollution Control
4-3. Air Pollution Control
4-4. Updating and Utilization of Wastes

5. Catalysis for Chemical Synthesis
5-1. Green Synthesis
5-2. Petrochemicals
5-3. Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
5-4. Selective Oxidation & Hydrogenation

6. Cross-Disciplinary
6-1. Integration of Heterogeneous and Homogeneous
6-2. Organic and Biomimetic Catalysis
6-3. Industrial Catalysis
6-4. Other Surface Active Site Phenomena
6-5. Adsorption-Desorption Phenomena
6-6. Active sites Studies
6-7. Others

Recent Articles :

>>Characterization of Ni catalyst supported on α-Al2O3 and SiO2 for Syngas Production via Dry Reforming of Glycerol

>>Characterization of iron-doped mesoporous silica nanoparticles for CO2 methanation

eISSN : 0128-2581
Abbreviation: Malay. J. Catal. 
Imprint: School of Chemical and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. UTM Johor Bahru



Special Issue


Topic: Novel design and approach to synthesis of high performance nanostructured supported catalysts

This Special issue is devoted to the synthesis design and approach of high performance nanostructured supported catalysts, which improve the activity/selectivity either by modification of support or metal (adding promoter or second metal).  Special emphasis is placed on synthesis approaches and characterization techniques, which could demonstrate the role of support/promoter/second metal in improving activity/selective in the selected reaction. 

Contact Dr. Shuo Cao or Prof. Sugeng for details.

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Current Issue

Vol. 7 No. 2 (2023): Vol 7, No 2 (2023)
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