Special Issue "Molybdenum Catalysts"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kevin J. Smith
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Website: http://www.chbe.ubc.ca/
Fax: +1 604 8226003
Interests: heterogeneous catalysts; synthesis gas; methane conversion; methanol; higher alcohols; residue hydroconversion; hydrotreating; kinetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

Molybdenum is the basis of many heterogeneous catalysts that are effective in controlling the rate and selectivity of a wide range of chemical reactions. Molybdenum sulphides and oxides are the most common forms of Mo catalysts, and these are widely used in hydrotreating and oxidation reactions, respectively. More recently, studies have shown that molybdenum borides, carbides, nitrides and phosphides are also effective catalysts for a range of reactions including hydrodeoxygenation, HDN, HDS and synthesis gas conversion. The importance of the structure of molybdenum catalysts has also been well documented, especially in the case of the lamellar MoS2 used for most hydrotreating reactions.

This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in the development of molybdenum catalysts, focusing especially on the synthesis of the materials and the development of their application as catalysts for bio-oil upgrading including hydrodeoxygenation, synthesis gas conversion to fuels and chemicals, and selective oxidation reactions. Progress in understanding the reaction mechanism over these catalysts including the development of structure-activity relations will also be highlighted.

Prof. Dr. Kevin J. Smith
Guest Editor


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  • heterogeneous catalyst
  • catalyst synthesis
  • catalyst characterization
  • reaction mechanism
  • reaction kinetics
  • hydrotreating
  • synthesis gas
  • oxidation reaction
  • molybdenum
  • molybdenum sulphide
  • molybdenum oxide
  • molybdenum carbide
  • molybdenum boride
  • molybdenum phosphide
  • molybdenum nitride

Published Papers

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Last update: 29 August 2013

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