Special Issue "Perovskite Catalysts"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Yu-Chuan Lin
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 701 Tainan, Taiwan
Website: http://web.che.ncku.edu.tw/index.php?option=teacher&lang=cht&task=pageinfo&belongid=85&id=171&index=37
E-Mail: yclin@saturn.yzu.edu.tw
Phone: +886-6-2757575 (ext.62668)
Fax: +886-6-234-4496
Interests: perovskite catalysts for oxidations; catalytic hydrodeoxygenation and fast pyrolysis for lignocellulosic biomass conversion; hydrogen and syngas preparation; kinetics and reaction engineering

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Website: http://www.che.ksu.edu/people/faculty/hohn
E-Mail: hohn@ksu.edu
Phone: +1 785 532 4315
Fax: +1 785 532 7372
Interests: catalysis and reaction engineering; natural gas conversion; oxidative dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons; millisecond contact time reactors; nanoparticle catalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perovskite, a mixed metal oxide with a general formula ABO3, is a versatile catalyst with numerous applications. Its unique crystal structure, nonstoichiometric oxygen, acid-base property, redox nature, and thermal stability allow perovskites to be effective in oxidations, exhaust abatement, hydrogenation, and even photocatalysis. Although perovskite has been used in heterogeneous catalysis for many years, it wasn’t until 2002 that was commercially implemented as an exhaust abatement catalyst by Daihatsu Motor. Recently, perovskites have shown promised in biomass conversion, e.g., glycerol partial oxidation to syngas. This has stimulated a recent boom in perovskite study by catalyst scientists. The bibliometric analysis (see Figure 1) done on papers related to perovskites from 2002 to 2011 shows a steadily increasing trend. Therefore, to provide a platform for experience exchange, idea sharing, and inspiration, it is our pleasure to present this special issue for the growing research community of perovskite catalysts.

This issue invites contributions dealing with all fields related to perovskite catalysts. Novel approaches in perovskite synthesis, characterization, and its industrial applications are particularly welcome.



Dr. Yu-Chuan Lin
Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn
Guest Editors


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  • perovskite
  • synthesis
  • characterization
  • lattice oxygen
  • acid-base
  • redox

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , ,  and
Catalysts 2014, 4(2), 77-88; doi:10.3390/catal4020077
Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 20 February 2014 / Accepted: 21 February 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Catalysts 2014, 4(2), 129-145; doi:10.3390/catal4020129
Received: 14 February 2014; in revised form: 26 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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Catalysts 2014, 4(2), 146-161; doi:10.3390/catal4020146
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 23 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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by , ,  and
Catalysts 2014, 4(3), 226-255; doi:10.3390/catal4030226
Received: 14 March 2014; in revised form: 9 June 2014 / Accepted: 11 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
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by  and
Catalysts 2014, 4(3), 305-306; doi:10.3390/catal4030305
Received: 28 July 2014; Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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Last update: 11 August 2014

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