Special Issue "Bimetallic Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2017)
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
School of Chemistry, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3AT, UK
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Interests: Heterogeneous catalysis; Catalysis for energy; H2 production; CO2 transformation to methanol; supported metal nanoparticles; Heteropolyacids; Biomass conversion; Bifunctional catalysts, Size and shape control of metal colloids; In situ and operando spectroscopy; advanced characterisation using Synchrotron and Neutron techniques
In recent decades, a wide variety of bimetallic catalysts have been reported for a range of catalytic applications for arrange of reactions, including, oxidation, hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, and reforming reactions. The use of bimetallic catalysts has shown tremendous development, not only for conventional petroleum refineries, but also for newly proposed bio-refineries, where the fuels and chemicals are essential for a modern and green industrial society. The challenge of designing bimetallic catalysts with controlled properties in terms of size, shape, choice of support and characterising with the proper characterization techniques, is still one of the highest priorities in academia and the industrial sector.
We invite the scientific community to submit their contributions, in the form of original research articles and review articles that seek an excellent interaction between bimetallic catalysts and their applications in synthesis and catalysis. We are particularly interested in articles describing 1) the design of bimetallic catalysts, 2) the study of bimetallic catalysts with in situ and ex situ spectroscopic techniques, 3) computational modeling and simulation of bimetallic catalysts, and 4) the application of bimetallic catalysts in catalysis and energy.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of bimetallic catalysts
- Characterization of bimetallic catalysts
- Utilization of bimetallic catalysts in catalysis, including solar energy, chemical transformation, and energy production
Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos
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- Bimetallic catalysts
- Catalytic applications
- Advanced characterisation