Special Issue "Hybrid Catalysis"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Kang Hyun Park

Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Institute for Functional Materials, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Republic of Korea
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Interests: Synthesis of new nanocatalysts & applications for organic reactions; Fabrications & applications of Nanomaterials; Organometallic chemistry of f-and d-block transition metal complexes; New organometallic catalysts for efficient organic synthesis; Transition-metal promoted organic synthesis and homogeneous catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hybrid catalysis is offer cost effective and is highly competitive catalysis. Among the various hybrid catalyst materials, metal NPs, in particular, are gaining increasing attention. Integrating multiple functionalities into a single nanoparticle (NP) is an important strategy to design hybrid materials for advanced applications.

Recently, there has been a growing interest in the synthesis of heterodimeric metal−metal oxide NPs comprising nonprecious metal oxides owing to their unique magnetic, optical, and catalytic properties. The material properties of these NPs change at the heterojunction between a metal and metal oxide, resulting in surface reconstruction around the junction and electron transfer across the interface. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the interfacial interactions at the nanoscale level for designing advanced composite nanomaterials. The fabrication of hierarchical micro-/nanoarchitectures with controlled morphology, orientation and dimensionality, is a significant challenge for nanoscience.

Currently, three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical architectures, which are ordered assemblies using nanoparticles, nanorods and nanoplates as building blocks, have received much attention because of their potential applications in adsorption, catalysis, sensors, etc. Although such architectures, including inorganic and organic nanostructures, have already been extensively studied, it is crucial to develop simple and reliable synthetic methods utilizing designed chemical components. All experimental and theoretical works falling into the scope of this Special Issue, including original research papers, short communications, review articles, and perspective articles, are invited for submission.

Prof. Kang Hyun Park
Guest Editor

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  • Hybrid
  • Catalyst
  • Nanocomposites
  • Multicomponent
  • Tandem Reaction
  • Metal

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