Special Issue "Synthesis of Ligand-Capped Nanoparticles for Catalysis"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Young-Seok Shon

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, USA
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Interests: nanocatalysis; nanomaterials; bio-nanohybrids; nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Small and spherical organic ligand-capped nanoparticles are ideal candidates for enzyme site mimics due to their versatile ligand characteristics and overall shape. Many researchers have been working on fundamental research investigations, focusing on understanding how several factors, such as structure and functionality of the ligands, ligand density on the nanoparticle surface, size of the nanoparticles, and ligand conformational changes, determine the catalytic properties of the ligand-modified nanoparticles towards organic reactions including biologically important transformations. These studies have advanced the basic understanding of the relationship between the catalytic properties and the surface adsorbents of nanoparticles.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the ligand-capped nanoparticles for various catalysis applications.

Prof. Dr. Young-Seok  Shon
Guest Editor

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  • nanoparticles

  • clusters

  • catalysis

  • ligands

  • organic reactions

  • surface adsorbents

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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