Special Issue "Heterogeneous Catalysis"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
Dr. Eric Guibal
Ecole des Mines d'Alčs, Laboratoire Génie de l'Environnement Industriel, 6 Avenue de Clavières, F-30319 Alès, Cedex, France
Interests: treatment of wastewaters (metals, dyes); adsorption & biosorption process; liquid/liquid extraction processes; coagulation & flocculation; catalytic processes; synthesis of new materials based on biopolymers (physical and chemical modifications)
Heterogeneous catalysis is key step in the synthesis pathway of a number of products in fields as diverse as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals but also in environmental applications;. The specific properties brought to the reaction by the supports open the route to enhanced efficiency, selectivity in synthesis, and improved competitiveness. This special issue of molecules dedicated to Heterogeneous Catalysis calls for both fundamental and applied contributions in this field of growing academic and industrial interests. Special attention will be paid to the characterization of materials (surface properties, diffusion characteristics), the identification of mechanisms and limiting steps, and the contribution of support properties to the orientation/selectivity of catalytic reactions. A special attention will be paid to original supports (based on renewable resources).
Dr. Eric Guibal
- heterogeneous catalysis
- support characterization
- surface properties
- governing rate
- reaction pathways
- alternative supports