Special Issue "Computational Methods and Their Application in Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2017)
Dr. José R. B. Gomes
Departamento de Química, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: Molecular Structure; Gas-phase thermochemistry; Gas-phase reaction profiles; Adsorption (chemisorption and physisorption); Surface reactions; Catalysis
Computational catalysis is a rapidly developing field because of the impressive advancements in the quantum-mechanical techniques and in the speed and power of computers, which enable the elucidation and rationalization of how chemical processes are accelerated by the presence of a catalyst, with unprecedented accuracy. It is not only possible to calculate the structural parameters of important species interacting with a catalyst, e.g. reactants, products and intermediates, but also to determine the energetic profiles for each elementary step in a complex reaction, as well as reaction rates. Such information, using increasingly more realistic structural models and well-defined conditions, is crucial to understand the most favorable reaction paths and catalytic sites for aiding in the design of catalysts with improved characteristics for a given reaction, thus avoiding the formation of undesired side-products.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in the application of state-of-the-art computational approaches to better understand enzymes and homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts, and on challenges that still need to be resolved for the ultimate goal of designing novel and/or more efficient catalysts entirely by a computer. Full papers, communications, perspectives, and mini-reviews are most welcome.
Dr. José R. B. Gomes
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