Special Issue "Recent Advances in Polyoxometalate-Catalyzed Reactions"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2017)
Molecular metal oxides, or polyoxometalates (POMs), are an extraordinary class of inorganic molecules that has attracted the attention of research groups over the years, due to their vast range of structures, with applications ranging from catalysis and medicine to molecular electronics, magnetism, and energy.
More specifically, the diverse nature of POMs makes them attractive candidates for numerous homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes. Their diverse range of physical properties, such as acidity, solubility, charge density, redox activity, in addition to their ability to store electrons reversibly under marginal structural rearrangements, are all properties of vital importance for applications in catalysis which can be synthetically controlled. Most importantly, POM-based catalysts can be designed at atomic/molecular level, are excellent models for the investigation of the catalytic performance and functionality of metal oxide materials. Finally, POMs allow the investigation of catalytic processes at atomic/molecular level while they can stabilize selectively reaction intermediates.
Even though, POMs have been used in several industrial processes since the 1970s, they are still the subject of ongoing research in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis leading to the emergence of new applications while their abundance, stability and recyclability contributes to lowering the overall operating cost.
In this Special Issue, we have endeavoured to cover the latest research and trends in the wide field of POM catalysis. In doing so we placed specific emphasis on the emerging areas, material design and technological methodologies that are leading to improvements in catalytic processes.
Dr. Haralampos N. Miras
Prof. Yu-Fei Song
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- homogeneous catalysis
- heterogeneous catalysis
- catalytic oxidation
- water splitting
- composite materials