Special Issue "Nanoparticles for Catalysis"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016)
Prof. Dr. Hermenegildo García
Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química CSIC‐UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Interests: catalysis; solar fuels; graphene
Dr. Sergio Navalón
Deparment of Chemistry, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, C/Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain
Interests: catalysis; photocatalysis; nanoparticles; nanomaterials; green chemistry
One of the clearest examples of the role of nanoscale on the properties of a material is the catalytic activity of metal nanoparticles. As consequence of the large external surface and higher dispersion on the surface, the catalytic activity of metal nanoparticles is usually much higher for smaller nanoparticles and this property can even disappear for particles above 20 nm. In this type of catalysts, one of the major issues is to avoid agglomeration of the nanoparticles and how to stabilize them against growth. This can be achieved by supporting these nanoparticles on large surface area solids and, as a consequence, the interaction and the support of the nanoparticles is a crucial factor that determines the overall catalytic activity.
The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials is aimed at presenting the current state-of-the-art in the use of nanoparticles in catalysis, a field that has blossomed since the 1980s, with seminal discoveries on gold nanoparticles as a selective catalyst, and that matured two decades ago. Nanoparticles present the transition between molecules and clusters to solid materials and, therefore, they can bridge both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, depending on how nanoparticles are formed. In the present Special Issue, we have invited contributions from leading groups in the field with the aim of giving a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art in this discipline.
Prof. Dr. Hermenegildo Garcia
Dr. Sergio Navalón
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- metal nanoparticles
- heterogeneous catalysis
- clusters as catalysts
- gold nanoparticles as catalyst palladium
- nanoparticles as catalyst
- noble metals as catalysts