The Applications of Morphology Controlled ZnO in Catalysis
AbstractZinc oxide (ZnO), with the unique chemical and physical properties of high chemical stability, broad radiation absorption range, high electrochemical coupling coefficient, and high photo-stability, is an attractive multifunctional material which has promoted great interest in many fields. What is more, its properties can be tuned by controllable synthesized morphologies. Therefore, after the success of the abundant morphology controllable synthesis, both the morphology-dependent ZnO properties and their related applications have been extensively investigated. This review concentrates on the properties of morphology-dependent ZnO and their applications in catalysis, mainly involved reactions on green energy and environmental issues, such as CO2 hydrogenation to fuels, methanol steam reforming to generate H2, bio-diesel production, pollutant photo-degradation, etc. The impressive catalytic properties of ZnO are associated with morphology tuned specific microstructures, defects or abilities of electron transportation, etc. The main morphology-dependent promotion mechanisms are discussed and summarized. View Full-Text
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Sun, Y.; Chen, L.; Bao, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, J.; Fu, M.; Wu, J.; Ye, D. The Applications of Morphology Controlled ZnO in Catalysis. Catalysts 2016, 6, 188.
Sun Y, Chen L, Bao Y, Zhang Y, Wang J, Fu M, Wu J, Ye D. The Applications of Morphology Controlled ZnO in Catalysis. Catalysts. 2016; 6(12):188.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Yuhai; Chen, Limin; Bao, Yunfeng; Zhang, Yujun; Wang, Jing; Fu, Mingli; Wu, Junliang; Ye, Daiqi. 2016. "The Applications of Morphology Controlled ZnO in Catalysis." Catalysts 6, no. 12: 188.
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