Special Issue "Zirconium Phosphate Catalysts"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017)
It is a pleasure to announce this Special Issue on "Zirconium Phosphate Catalysts".
Layered tetravalent metal phosphates, especially Zr(IV) phosphates, have been widely studied over the last forty years and continue to draw attention thanks to their robustness, the possibility to modulate their properties by controlling the synthetic conditions, or by surface functionalization. Zirconium phosphates with 1D, 2D, 3D dimensional connectivity are known and, among them, 2D layered zirconium phosphates are highly versatile compounds, due to their numerous properties, such as ion exchange properties, surface acidity or basicity, intercalation, and exfoliation.
In light of this versatility, zirconium phosphates have been employed in several application fields, such as electrochemical devices, polymer nanocomposites, drug delivery systems, and catalysis.
The present Special Issue aims to focus attention on a high impact topic, heterogeneous catalysis. More specifically, researchers all over the world are called to share their experiences on the use of zirconium phosphates in heterogeneous catalysis, trying to bring out and rationalize the manifold aspects of this topic. Some suggestions are below reported:
- catalytic properties of zirconium phosphates;
- zirconium phosphates as inorganic supports of catalytic active species;
- new heterogeneous catalysts by surface modification of zirconium phosphates.
I look forward to receiving original contributions or review papers.
Dr. Monica Pica
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