Special Issue "Zirconium Phosphate Catalysts"
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
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Catalysts is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.