Special Issue "Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalytic Materials from Microemulsions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Associate Prof. Dr. Magali Boutonnet

Division of Chemical Technology, School of Chemistry, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Teknikringen 42, SE-10044, Stockholm, Sweden
Website: http://researchprojects.kth.se/index.php/pb_294/pb.html
Interests: Design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured catalysts in microemulsion media; Molecular structure-performance relationships at the surface of functional materials; Heterogeneous catalysis (Production of Biofuels from Gasified Biomass and natural gas such as diesel, ethanol via the following catalytic processes: Fisher Tropsch, water gas shift, hydro-cracking, partial oxidation or catalytic combustion etc.); Functionalized nanostructured materials for water treatment
Guest Editor
Dr. Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez

Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV, S.C.), Unidad Monterrey, Alianza Norte 202, 66600 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Website: http://mty.cimav.edu.mx/masanchez/indexen.html
Interests: Design and synthesis of nanostructured materials in microemulsion media, including hybrid nanocrystals and hierarchical nanostructures;Nanomaterials for photocatalysis (degradation of contaminants and hydrogen production by water splitting) and for heterogeneous catalysis;Nanomaterials for antibacterial and electronic applications; Functionalization of nanomaterials and their incorporation into nanocomposites for various applications; Surfactant systems (microemulsions, nanoemulsions, emulsions, vesicles) for household applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a growing interest in the use of the microemulsion method for synthesizing nanostructured catalysts. This method offers several advantages over alternative methods: namely, the use of simple equipment, the possibility of preparing a great variety of materials with a high degree of particle size and composition control, the formation of nanoparticles that oftentimes possess crystalline structure and high specific surface area, and the use of soft conditions of synthesis that are near ambient temperature and pressure.

Materials synthesized with the (water-in-oil) w/o microemulsion method exhibit unique surface properties. For example, nano-catalysts prepared by this method show better performance (i.e., in terms of activity and selectivity) than those prepared by other methods. Recent advances have also broadened the scope of the microemulsion method’s utility (with regard to nanoparticle synthesis). Water-in-oil (w/o) microemulsion method has been used since 1982. Since then, novel approaches that are based on oil-in-water (o/w) and bicontinuous microemulsions have emerged over the last four years, and the materials synthesized by these methods are also being evaluated as catalysts.

This Special Issue will focus on recent progress in the catalytic applications of nanostructured materials synthesized by microemulsion-based methods. We invite contributions regarding all types of heterogeneous catalysis applications, including photo-catalysis and electro-catalysis.

Associate Prof. Dr. Magali Boutonnet
Dr. Margarita Sanchez-Dominguez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • microemulsion
  • nanoreactors
  • nanoparticles
  • noble metal
  • metal
  • metal oxide
  • catalyst support
  • catalyst preparation
  • heterogeneous catalysis

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Catalysts 2016, 6(1), 4; doi:10.3390/catal6010004
Received: 18 December 2015 / Accepted: 22 December 2015 / Published: 25 December 2015
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p. 442-459
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Catalysts 2015, 5(1), 442-459; doi:10.3390/catal5010442
Received: 26 December 2014 / Revised: 18 February 2015 / Accepted: 27 February 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
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p. 88-105
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Catalysts 2015, 5(1), 88-105; doi:10.3390/catal5010088
Received: 3 September 2014 / Revised: 9 December 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2015 / Published: 6 February 2015
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p. 375-396
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Catalysts 2014, 4(4), 375-396; doi:10.3390/catal4040375
Received: 31 August 2014 / Revised: 12 November 2014 / Accepted: 18 November 2014 / Published: 28 November 2014
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p. 356-374
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Catalysts 2014, 4(4), 356-374; doi:10.3390/catal4040356
Received: 11 July 2014 / Revised: 9 September 2014 / Accepted: 16 September 2014 / Published: 3 November 2014
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p. 256-275
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Catalysts 2014, 4(3), 256-275; doi:10.3390/catal4030256
Received: 19 March 2014 / Revised: 9 May 2014 / Accepted: 13 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
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