Special Issue "Bridging Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016).
Interests: nanochemistry; sol-gel chemistry; organometallic chemistry; catalysis; green chemistry; micro- and nanoencapsulation
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Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis are key techniques in modern synthesis and play a central role both in academic and industrial research. Homogeneous catalysts have the advantages of being selective and reactive, but their separation from the reaction mixtures is a difficult process. In contrast, heterogeneous catalysts are less selective and reactive, but they can be easily separated from the reaction medium and recycled. Selective, reactive and recyclable catalyst can be considered as ideal catalyst and very attractive for various applications. To achieve such ideal catalysts, a great deal of effort has devoted recently to develop new methods for bridging between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. These methods include the development of nanocatalysts, nano-structured catalysts, micro- and nanoreactors, in addition to the construction of new materials with large surface areas, utilized as novel supports for homogeneous catalysts. This Special Issue of Applied Sciences aims to cover recent advances made in the area of bridging homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
Dr. Raed Abu-Reziq
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- Nanostructured catalysts
- Catalytic microreactors and nanoreactors
- Catalyst supports
- Dendritic catalysts
- Metal organic frameworks
- Periodic mesoporous organosilicas
- Fibrous nanosilica