Special Issue "Porous Materials in Catalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ignacio V. Melián Cabrera

European Bio-energy Research Institute, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: catalysis; micro- and mesoporous materials; bio-energy; process technology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Norikazu Nishiyama

Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan
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Phone: +81 6 6850 6255
Interests: micro- and mesoporous materials; catalysis; separation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is an ever-increasing demand to catalyze reactions with optimal porosity and functional groups. This is a crucial aspect of heterogeneous catalysis of porous solids. Porosity is a general concept that has different meanings depending on the context. Optimal porosity offers many challenges; in particular, to couple the required porosity with the reactions conditions to perform the desired transformation. A number of porous materials have been identified as heterogeneous catalysts, such as microporous compounds (zeolites, MOFs and zeotypes), mesoporous and macroporous materials (such as mesostructured silicas, mesoporous zeolites, aluminas, among others). These materials, in combination with additional functionalities, can be employed to catalyze transformations of existing petrochemical feedstocks, and more recently, have opened new routes of sustainable feedstocks, mostly from biomass.

The aim of this Special Issue is to cover promising research and novel trends in the field of porous materials in catalysis; in particular, looking into the role of the prosody on activity, selectivity, and stability of petrochemical- or bio-based transformations. This will provide an understanding of the role of porosity with the reactions conditions and feedstock.

Prof. Dr. Ignacio V. Melián Cabrera
Prof. Dr. Norikazu Nishiyama
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Zeolites
  • MOF
  • mesoporous Materials
  • zeotypes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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